Star Control is a space role-playing game in which you command Earth's first interstellar starship on a mission to save the Earth from hostile alien empires.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (98) - 83% of the 98 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,026) - 70% of the 1,026 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 20, 2018

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June 20

Star Control: Origins v1.4 Update Improves Visuals and Increases Performance

https://youtu.be/J-VZh7dKeSI
v1.4 is here with significant visual improvements, including updated planet visuals, adjustments to creature colors, and improvements to planet terrains.

Planets are now far more detailed than it was in the game’s previous versions thanks to enhancing terrain textures and lighting. Improvements to the terrain rendering system have also allowed for better frame rates and performance. Textures on props found on various planets like tentacle plants, mushrooms, bones, and more, have also been improved for more visual appeal.

Community requests have been addressed regarding bugs with the particle sorting and crashing. The game’s lore has also been updated. The aliens previously known as the Observers will now be canonically called the Arilou, and the ships they pilot will be renamed accordingly.

For more details, visit the forums or www.starcontrol.com.





https://store.steampowered.com/app/271260/Star_Control_Origins/

v1.4 Changelog

Visuals
  • Updated planet surface textures to be more detailed.
  • A small improvement of the terrain rendering system to improve the frame rate.
  • Improved lighting of the planet surface
  • Improved the textures on many props (glowing tentacles, glowing mushrooms, bones )
  • Make the Bull critter appearance a bit brighter
  • Improved the lander texture to make the windows stand out better
  • Updated the magma hazard visual effect to improve performance

Bugs
  • Listener orientation is no longer backward in a true 5.1 setup
  • Fix for some particles not being properly aligned to the surface
  • Fix for particle sorting and disappearing issue
  • Fixed several crashes related to the particle effects trying to escape the bounds of known reality.  

Lore
  • The "Observers"  are now known as the "Arilou"
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May 8

Stardock Releases Earth Rising - Part 2: Return of the Lexites for Star Control: Origins

Humanity comes face-to-face with the technological singularity with new quests, locations, ships, and more

https://youtu.be/QxDabf7XeRY


https://store.steampowered.com/app/961150
Play Part 1: Aftermath & Part 2: Return of the Lexites today!

Stardock released Part 2 of its expansion to the new Star Control game today. In it, players will finally come face to face with the very beings who inspired the formation of Star Control in the first place -- the Lexites. Earth Rising - Part 2: Return of the Lexites introduces players to the post-singularity species called the Lexites whose mysterious motives to stop Earth’s expansion into the galaxy will require all the player's efforts.



Set in the late 21st century, the player is the Captain of Earth's first interstellar starship with the mission to explore the galaxy, find allies to help protect Earth from hostile aliens and find the resources necessary to help Earth begin to expand to the stars.

The expansion pack, Earth Rising, is being released in 4 parts. It adds a host of new aliens, ships, adventures and destinations to the already rich universe introduced in Star Control: Origins. Because Star Control is a non-linear action/RPG game, the new content does not require the player to have already completed the main story arc from the base game.



Highlights in Return of the Lexites include:
  • Lexites - The Post-Humans who left Earth decades ago are back!
  • New Missions - A series of missions dealing with Earth's expansion into the galaxy as well as missions involving your command crew.
  • New Ships - Battle against new, fully-armed Lexite ships. Earn rewards from quests in order to unlock and purchase ships.
  • New Weapons - Take on new challenges as you face enemies with weapons you’ve never seen before.



https://store.steampowered.com/app/961150

Check out the features and quests in Part 1: Aftermath here!
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Reviews

“Well worth the wait. Star Control: Origins offers a vast amount of hours of entertainment”
4.5 / 5 – Windows Central

“Star Control: Origins feels like a near-perfect reboot.”
9 / 10 – Gamewatcher

“Star Control: Origins successfully grasps the perfect balance of serious and silly while making an engaging universe that’s fun to explore.”
9.5 / 10 – GamingTrend

About This Game

Welcome Aboard

Welcome to Star Control, Captain! You’re here because you’ve shown exemplary service, aced all your flight exams, and - most importantly - passed all the sanity tests.

Humanity has learned that it is not alone in the universe and that we are hopelessly outmatched by alien civilizations seeking to destroy us. You have been selected to command Earth's first and only interstellar starship to accomplish this - try not to break it. It was expensive.

Your mission: Save humanity, Captain. At all costs and by any means necessary.

A Vast Universe

Set in the year 2088, humanity has discovered it’s not alone in the universe. Worse yet, it is catastrophically unprepared to deal with what's out there. In response, Star Control is formed and the player is selected to command the crew of the U.E.S. Vindicator.

Star Control: Origins takes place in a huge living universe just waiting to be explored. Players will find their time split between exploring distant solar systems, landing on exotic planets, navigating hyperspace, and interacting with alien species.

Encounter exotic alien civilizations. Explore strange new worlds. Assemble a fleet mighty enough to face galactic powers that have bestrode the galaxy for thousands of years.

Features


  • Navigate a living universe filled with thousands of new worlds and hundreds of hand-crafted adventures.
  • Travel across exotic and amazing worlds searching for relics, Precursor artifacts, and treasures.
  • Meet strange new aliens that can become great allies or terrible enemies.
  • Find alien technology to upgrade your ship from being an embarrassment to the terror of the galaxy.
  • Navigate through thousands of planets in a universe that has a deep history spanning. back hundreds of thousands of years.
  • Design your own ships or download them from Steam to build fleets and take them into combat in fleet battles.
  • Experience and all-new Sci-Fi universe in which you are the central character.

Join the adventure. Save the world.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated 520 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 26 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 2GB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 26 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

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