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.
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Sep 20, 2018

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December 11

NEW "Earth Rising" for Star Control: Origins is Now Available!

Earth Rising is a 4-part season pass that covers humanity's expansion into the galaxy.



The story of Star Control: Origins continues today with Earth Rising, a 4-part season pass continuation, Aftermath is available to play today, while the other 3 parts will release over the next 6 months.

Check out the trailer, here.

In Aftermath, Star Control has ordered the construction of a new Star Control base in Epsilon Trireme. Not every alien is happy about the prospect of an expanding human empire, however, and already the efforts there have run into trouble.

Meanwhile, a group of suspiciously helpful aliens have informed you of a potential new ally: the Gloosh, who are, quite possibly, the laziest aliens in the universe. On top of it all, a new enemy appears in the shadows, one who seems to have their own long history with humanity...

Get Earth Rising for 10% off for a limited time, and play Aftermath right away!

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Major Features in Pt.1, Aftermath
New Quests
Aftermath includes six new major quests, including several large, multi-stage quest chains, that chronicle the beginning of humanity’s first steps onto the galactic stage. Some of these quests are available during the main campaign, while some others take place after the main adventure is completed, so there’s something for everyone whether you’re just starting out or have already beaten the game.




New Alien Faction
Located in a previously undiscovered region of space, the Gloosh are almost unbelievably slow moving, lazy aliens. It’s honestly astounding that they’ve managed to survive in such a harsh region of the galaxy. But, the Observers - shifty as they are - seem to think that they’d make good allies for your cause, so surely there’s more to them than meets the eye...




New Ships
The Gloosh, Lexite, and Kzanti factions have all had new ships added, some of which can even be recruited for the player’s fleet. The Kzanti have also somehow managed to obtain themselves a massive new Factory Ship, which, as is so often the case, is probably going to need to be destroyed during a long and dramatic battle.




New Precursor Mysteries
Throughout the main campaign, events will cause Precursor Starbases to restore power to their multi-manifold sensor systems. These systems have revealed the location of a number of new items of interest throughout the galaxy, including ancient (and recent!) relics.




More is on the way!
Following Aftermath, three more parts will release. Purchasing the Earth Rising season pass will
give access to each part as they become available.

Part 1: Aftermath (Now Available)
Part 2: The Lexites (Winter 2019)
Part 3: The Syndicate (Spring 2019)
Part 4: Earth Rises (Summer 2019)


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December 6

FREE Reinforcements DLC and v1.3 update is now available for Star Control: Origins!

Explore all-new ways to destroy your enemies with a dozen BRAND NEW ships!



Send in the Reinforcements!
Stardock has released a new FREE DLC and v1.3 update for its space adventure game, Star Control: Origins. The DLC, Reinforcements, adds a dozen new ships to pilot in Star Control's combat mini-game, Fleet Battles.

Challenge your friends, annihilate your enemies (and your friends for that matter, you do you!), and climb in the ranks of online competitive play with diverse and exciting new ships.

Prepare for battle! Everyone will find something that suits their playstyle in this free DLC that almost doubles the amount of playable ships in the Fleet Battles mode for Star Control: Origins.

From the lithe Harmony Fighter and its long beam turrets all the way to the Vulzon Galley with its rows of powerful missiles, you’ll enjoy devising a wide range of new strategies for commanding and battling against these ships.

All of the new vessels have been carefully balanced and are available both in single and multiplayer matches of Fleet Battles. Challenge your friends online and see who can master these new ships and claim victory!

Download Reinforcements for FREE and jump into some Fleet Battles right away. See you online!



Norast Diamond
Pilot the Norast’s finest attack vessel! Equipped with a highly damaging dual laser, this ship has a huge range and high DPS. Be careful to watch how much energy you consume, though.



Inamorata Strike
Actions speak louder than words, usually in the form of an explosion. Created by aliens of action, the Inamorata Strike is one of the more mysterious ships in the new collection. These actions seem to come in the form of tracking Destiny Missiles and a devastating rear-shot.



Menkmack Opportunist
In space, no one can hear you scream… but that doesn’t change the fact that you can still make some money! Barrage your enemy with deadly dumbfire missiles and canister mines and turn your foes into Swiss cheese. Very, very lucrative Swiss cheese...



Muaertreaze Fighter
Just...hold...still! The perfect drone vessel for drive-by ship destroying, this Fighter can drop immobilizing mines to stun the enemy long enough to release an onslaught of laser spurts with its Flank Blasters.



Harmony Fighter
Nothing says 'harmony' like zipping around dropping flame turrets to scorch your enemies from wing to wing. We’re not sure who exactly it’s harmony for, but we’re pretty sure it's not your enemies! Aim your vessel carefully, then unleash your Eradication Ray. While you’re zooming across the map, plop down some of those ship destroying turrets to ensure your victory.



Radiant Angel
This angel will bring a beautiful light - beautiful, murderous light, that is. Burst open enemy ships with a bubble of light and then get away quickly to recuperate before your next attack.



Scavenger
Come just a little closer! Pull your enemies in close using your deadly tractor beam, then tear their ships to bits. Though the Scavenger is simple, it’s robust, and holds its own well in a fight.



Xelnathi Conqueror
Hole-y yikes, this thing is dangerous! A stylish new vessel loaded with Xraki tech, this machine shoots triple lasers. Bolt Casters are also ready to slow down some unwary foes.



Trandal Overwhelmer
Aiming is optional with this vessel! This little scout ship shoots three bolts at once and has a pretty good chance of hitting any enemy that flies too close. A fine example of Trandal tech, the Overwhelmer is also equipped with a destructive phasor.



Vulzon Galley
Old doesn’t always mean outdated! Although this vessel is a little old-fashioned, this floaty, heavy ship still packs quite a punch. The Vulzon Galley shoots a line of missiles from either side of it - though, it’s up to the pilot to remember which button shoots which missiles where. Good luck.



Shantid Destroyer
Looks can be deceiving! This ship may look a little strange, but it shoots plasma bolts that track over quite an impressive distance, so your enemies should beware.



Xraki Horror
Surprise! Looming in the shadows, this ship will attack you with deadly black hole mines. But beware, it’s fairly small so it doesn’t have much crew or shields, which renders it fairly unprotected. So if you’re going in for an attack, you better sink that ship, or else...




NEW in v1.3
Accompanying the free DLC, v1.3 adds a few fun features to entice more exploration during the main game.

Highlights
  • Uncover the rumors of a Scyve super weapon that can destroy planets, and seek it out before they can use it against you
  • Evasive manuevers! Improved controls on the Vindicator make it feel more responsive to your inputs
  • Investigate alien ruins and crashed spaceships to discover powerful new weapons for your ship
  • Preapre to fire! Several new weapons have been added to the Crafting Menu, including the Frag Missile, Rapid Laser, Flame Thrower, and the Heavy Gatling Laser

Changelog Details
  • Added option to disable AI fleet coordinator for fleet battles before a battle starts. You only get to pick once as after that things are all setup and there is no UI again.
  • Added a "replay battle" option when you lose a campaign battle thus allowing you to continue the game without doing a reload. Also works if you surrender.
  • Increased the deceleration of the Vindicator, making it more responsive and less drag.
  • Increased the rotation speed of vindicator by 25% in Solar System/Hyperspace.
  • Increased rotation speed of Vindicator (in combat) and the free pickup ships to make them feel more responsive.
  • Added new weapons that can be found by investigating alien ruins and crashed spaceships throughout the galaxy
  • Added new weapons to the Crafting Menu including the Frag Missile, Rapid Laser, Flame Thrower, the Heavy Gatling Laser, and more.
  • Fix for a broken/crashed Jeff.
  • Fix for a scripting bug with the Free Trandals where you could leave their initial conversation
  • Added additional inventory popups when you get a Pink Lorris Egg.
  • Adding a popup to notify the player their crew is replenished when they visit human colonies.
  • Correcting typos
  • Added more detailed Captain's Logs for new human colonies.
  • Fixing a minor Objective bug for a Free Trandal quest.
  • Reduced collision box of Harmony ship.
  • Added hints of a Scryve super weapon that can shatter planets.
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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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