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Star Control: Origins - Earth Rising part 2 brings humanity face to face with the technological singularity

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 their 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 s... [read more]

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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 o... [read more]

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Save over 85% on Stardock titles during the Steam Lunar Sale

Snag our games and expansions for over 85% off* today! Star Control: Origins $39.99 Now $26.79 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. "Star Control: Origins feels like a near-perfect reboot." 9 / 10 – Gamewatcher Check out the full list of sales here! Additional Titles on Sale: Galactic Civilizations III (Includes FREE: Crusade Expansion and Mega Events... [read more]

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Star Control: Winter 2019 Update

Greetings! Star Control has definitely been the most...dramatic franchise we've ever worked on.  No doubt the diabolical work of the Crimson Corporation indeed! So what's next? What's happening?  Right now, we're working on Part 2 of Earth Rising which revolves around the Lexites.  You might ask, what is the process for creating these?  Well, broadly speaking it goes like this:General story.  What is the overall meaning for the story.Design up the quests for p... [read more]

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At long last, Reiche and Ford state what they think they own.

This past week, Activision executives, Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford sent DMCA notices to Steam and GOG demanding the removal of Star Control: Origins on the grounds that Star Control: Origins violates unspecified copyrights of theirs. Finally, after many months of requesting from them what, specifically, in our game that they they believe they own they finally posted a table outlining their justification for taking down our game. For those not familiar with copyright, here is a reall... [read more]

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Paul Reiche and Fred Ford issue DMCA take down

We have received news today that Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, contractors on the classic DOS game, Star Control 2 for Accolade and widely credited as being the "creators" of Star Control II have issued a DMCA take down notices to Valve and GOG to take down Star Control: Origins. (this is the one sent to GOG) As some of you may know, there is a legal dispute between Stardock and Reiche and Ford regarding the trademarks and copyrights pertaining to Star Control.  Stardock owns the... [read more]

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