Star Control


Star Control: Origins FAQ

What is Star Control?

Star Control® is a space adventure video game originally published by Accolade in 1990. The sequel Star Control II followed in 1992, and the final installation of the series, Star Control 3, was released in 1996. In 2013, Stardock acquired the rights to the series from Atari.

What is Star Control: Origins?

Take command of Earth’s first and only interstellar starship! Your mission? To save the all costs and by any means necessary. Explore the galaxy, investigate new worlds, contact new civilizations, and battle hostile aliens in this open universe space-adventure RPG.

How much does Star Control: Origins cost?

Star Control: Origins is now available for $29.99.

What do owners of the Founder’s Editions get?

If you paid for the "Founder’s Edition," you have access to the full game. You will also have access to exclusive mod tools, private dev journals, and all of the art, music, and more in our Founder’s Vault.

If you purchased the “Lifetime Founder’s Edition,” you have access to the full game, and will receive a lifetime pass to all of the DLC that’s ever put out for the game. In addition, you’ll get the game soundtrack, exclusive mod tools, private dev journals, and access to all sorts of art, music, and more inside our Founder’s Vault.

Where can I purchase the Founder’s Edition?

The Founders Editions are no longer for sale. You can purchase Star Control: Origins here.

What is the Star Control: Origins gameplay like?

There are several exciting gameplay elements in Star Control: Origins.

You'll explore hundreds of solar systems and thousands of planets to complete quests, collect resources, and fight unusual creatures. Upgrade your lander to survive planets with harsh environments like active volcanoes, violent whirlwinds, and more.

Encounter dozens of unique alien species who want to befriend you, destroy you, or in a rare case or two, eat you. Every choice you make in how you interact with these aliens can affect different outcomes in the game, so how you handle it is up to you.

Battle against hostile enemies in exciting ship-on-ship combat in Fleet Battles. This is a primary method of conflict resolution during the adventure mode part of the game, but can also be played on its own against friends in online multiplayer.

Create custom ships, buildings, worlds, and questlines using Adventure Studio. You'll be able to share them online using Steam Workshop and can download other quests and creations from other players in order to expand your gameplay experience.

To see more details about gameplay and the development process, you can check out our dev journals.

What are the system requirements?

Minimum: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-bit, Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 4 GB RAM, Intel Integrated 520 video card or equivalent, DirectX 11, 26 GB available space, DirectX Compatible Sound Card.

Recommended: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64-bit, Duo Core Intel or AMD processor, 8 GB RAM, Video card with 2GB of video memory, DirectX 11, 26 GB available space, DirectX Compatible Sound Card.