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:
Mixed (61) - 60% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (677) - 70% of the 677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 20, 2018

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November 15

Star Control: Origins v1.2 arrives with Adventure Studio accessibility updates and more!

The v1.2 update addresses player feedback about the collecting and selling of resources, adds upgrades and special rewards to the Terran Colonization quests, and more. For a full list of v1.2 details, view the changelog at the bottom of the post.

Using Adventure Studio, create your own star systems, quests, characters, and much more in Star Control: Origins. You can upload and use other mods as well with the Multiverse option to engage with infinite new stories and experiences created by you and other players!

Check out our 1.2 overview trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVHlNua9Xqk


v1.2 Update Highlights:
Adventure Studio
Use this standalone editor to create your own characters, quests, and dialogues

Try out all the easy-to-use tools of Adventure Studio in v1.2! Easy and straightforward, players will be able to access the editor from the main menu and begin using it right away. Modding is important to us here at Stardock, so these tools are simple to use for everyone.

Browse (and upload your own!) the player-created mods on the Steam Workshop through the Multiverse option on the Star Control: Origins main menu. If you're looking to get started with crafting your own quests, dialogues, and characters, check out the modding guide here!





Interface Improvements
Never accidentally sell your important resources again

Accidentally selling entire chunks of important resources is a thing of the past! Now, if you get a quest to collect a resource, the quest automatically locks that resource to prevent it from being sold. You can manually unlock it, just don't blame us! By default, non-conventional resources (in other words, the good stuff) are locked as well. We have been listening to your feedback, and now you can sell resources one at a time and get detailed information on planets by mousing over them.





Terran Colony Upgrades
Refuel your ships, recruit additional crew, and add new ships to your fleet

Completing the Terran Colonization quests now comes with some handsome rewards! Not only can you refuel and re-crew your vessels, but as the colonies develop, they also provide individual rewards, such as specialized weapons, ships, and lander components. See the changelog below for additional details on colony rewards!




Ready to check out v1.2 and wow the Star Control community with your own adventures? Check out our modding guide here to get started!





For the official v1.2 changelog, go here.
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November 5

Star Control: November 2018 Update



We're releasing a couple of quiet updates this week that continue to improve modding support along with some tweaks to quests that communicate what players need to do to solve them more clear.

The modding support update mostly focuses on making more mods that allow players to upload mods that can change the balance. We'll be uploading a series of sample mods to help get the ball rolling.

We're also working on some mods that will add additional aliens to the game so that players can see how new characters can be easily added to help flesh out the game universe as you see fit.

As always, the mods will be directly available via the Multiverse feature.

We have also been continuing to update the Russian and Chinese and other languages as we get feedback from players and as more translation files get in. Every culture has their own star names which means you can't really do a traditional translation.

We are also pretty close to announcing the first expansion to Star Control: Origins. Rather than releasing a series of individual DLCs, the expansion will be released as a season pass and broken up into 4 parts. You won't need to have finished the main adventure to benefit from it.

If you've already finished the origins mission, you'll simply have a bunch of new things available to continue on the larger mission of helping protect and build up Earth.

On the other hand, if you are new to the game or go and replay, you'll find much of the new content intertwined into the existing story which generally fleshes out the universe.

The important thing about the expansions is that they will allow us to expand on the story and also add new game features requested by players without forcing game-play changes on those who enjoy the current game play.

For example, many of the new features we've been introducing are provided as ship module upgrades that you can find. So if you don't want a gameplay change, you don't have to equip that ship module.



We are also focusing on finding ways to get more of the extensive lore that we have constructed for Star Control into the game itself but in ways that aren't just "lore dumps" which you'll begin to see as you play the expansion.

The Tywom, Scryve, Mu'Kay and the rest of the gang have their own fascinating histories filled with deeds that will better explain how they came to be the way they are.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post below.
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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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