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 (45) - 57% of the 45 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (862) - 69% of the 862 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 20, 2018

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March 12

Star Control: Origins - Earth Rising Part 2 brings Humanity Face to Face with the Technological Singularity

Return of the Lexites adds new quests, new locations, new ships for Star Control players.



The epic space RPG, Star Control: Origins is due to receive the second part of its 4 part expansion, Earth Rising soon. Return of the Lexites presents the player with its most dangerous challenge yet -- a post-singularity species whose motives are a mystery.

The Lexites are impeding Earth's efforts to expand into known space. But why? Playing as the Captain of Earth's first interstellar starship, you will find yourself visiting new worlds, engaging in combat against strange new ships while trying to unravel the mysterious plans of the post-humans who left Earth.

"Because Star Control is a non-linear RPG, the Earth Rising expansion series doesn't require you to have completed the main story-line," said Brad Wardell, Designer of Star Control: Origins. "As we release each part to the expansion, players get to experience an ever richer sandbox to explore."

Star Control: Origins - Earth Rising is $19.99. Part 1, Aftermath, is available now. Part 2: Return of The Lexites will release this Spring. Part 3 arrives this Summer with the conclusion due this Fall.

To get Star Control: Origins visit http://www.starcontrol.com. You can also get it on Steam.

To learn more, visit www.starcontrol.com
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The Lexites have their own set of ships that you'll get to see first hand.


Of course the Tywom dress up like humans. Because: OF COURSE THEY DO.


New weapons and other goodies come with part 2 that you can experience in battle.


Encounter with a group of Lexites.
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March 6

PREVIEW: Star Control: Origins - Return of the Lexites

The first expansion pack to Star Control: Origins, Earth Rising, is broken into 4 parts that is being delivered as a season pass (that is, a new part every season). The first part, Aftermath, was released in December and added a whole new region of space to explore, as well as new quests for your crew and the beginning of Earth's journey into being an interstellar power.

Part 2 is arriving soon and it concerns itself mostly on the mysterious Lexites. The Lexites first appeared in Dawn of the Singularity and started out as a small group of humans that developed strong AI, resulting in a controlled technological singularity. The Lexites contributed greatly to humanity in the mid part of the 21st century, but then suddenly, they left, with very little reason given. Their departure was the original impetus for the formation of Star Control.

Now, the player will learn more about why the Lexites left and what this means for the future for not just humanity, but for all the worlds that exist in Orion's Spur (the part of the galaxy that we live in).

As we put the finishing touches on it, we thought we'd share some of the first gameplay screenshots. Note: these aren't final shots, but you can get an idea of what the Lexites, or at least the beings you encounter, look like.



The Lexites have their own set of ships that you'll get to see first hand.


Of course the Tywom dress up like humans. Because: OF COURSE THEY DO.


New weapons and other goodies come with part 2 that you can experience in battle.


Encounter with a group of Lexites.


If you don't already have Star Control: Origins, you can grab it here. Earth Rising is also available here.

The nice thing about Star Control being a non-linear "sandboxy" RPG is that you don't have to have finished the game to enjoy the expansion. In fact, you don't even have to have started the game to start experience the new content. It simply builds out the universe. What you do in that universe is up to you.
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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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