Star Control


Published on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 By shaw In Founders Starbase


I am Patrick Shaw and I recently joined the Star Control team as a producer.  I thought I'd drop by and introduce myself before the holiday.  I've been working at Stardock for a little over a year now on GalCiv3, Escalation, and Political Machine.  But my industry experience goes back almost 18 years.  

Let's start off with some ice-breakers:

What the heck is a "producer"?|
My job is to make sure that everyone on the team is successful and that the project meets its milestones.  This means lots of meetings, task prioritization, spreadsheets, and cheerleading the team.  I also listen to feedback from our players.    

Do you code?
I have done some coding on other projects but not on Star Control. Our talented developers are working on some really exciting tech that we'd like to share with you someday (sorry not today!).   

What's your favorite part of Star Control:Origins so far?
Tough choice!  I would say it's between the story portion so far and the planetary exploration. I am really excited to see all of the systems coming together.

What's your greatest weakness?
I am horrible at typing which is kinda of important skill for a producer.  Not sure where I would be without spellcheck and Grammarly.     

Feel free to ask me any questions.  I can't answer everything yet, but I'll be reading through forums and respond when I can (maybe a little slow over the holiday!).    However, it's easy for me to miss something, so feel free to PM me or send me an email at .