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Topic review - Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control
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  Post subject:  Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control  Reply with quote
That... unless they do it indirectly like my old Frungy League Team Owner idea... is BLASPHEMY!

;)
Post Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:07 pm
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Frungy will be included apparently
Post Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:52 pm
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Hi again, guys! Has Stardock revealed something interesting? =)
Post Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:38 pm
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Honestly, I'm not even convinced it'd be any good.

On the PLUS side, I do like the colourful graphical style of the art I've seen so far.

On the other hand there was this goober diatribing about how aliens shouldn't speak english and should all absolutely be starfish aliens. (And THAT really has me worried, because he's supposed to be making a STAR CONTROL game. (As in the comedic space opera genre. (And who's core races are a mix of more humanoid or earth-like aliens and more starfish aliens.)

I mean I don't care that some physicist, who's not a biologist, said with extreme confidence that aliens would all be super weird and that some people are now convinced that's 'scientifically accurate' in spite of the fact that we never have SEEN any aliens and that evolutionary pressures would very likely actually converge on a limited set of efficient physical forms. (Which means that though not all intelligent aliens would be humanoids, it's actually not so strange that if you'd take say... a hundred alien species, some might be.)

But that little paragraph aside... the idea that all aliens should be gibbering weirdly and look super weird isn't really STAR CONTROL.

Star Control has room for weird starfish aliens, sure. (Though I think the Orz have a pretty good grip on that role, and if you're gonna introduce another Orzy race, there'd need to be a good REASON for them to be there.) But Star Control's VIBE is a very soft sci-fi/sci-fantasy sort of setting which focusses on humour and epic adventures.

Not on giving some sort of 'what we currently think is authentic' alien experience.


Now to be fair, maybe it'll actually be a good game when it's done. I won't pay to beta-test it for them. Sure as hell not. But maybe when the product is finished it'll actually be good! Or at least might rekindle interest in the original. And if they manage, kudo's.

But right now I ALSO wouldn't be surprised if I'd have to come down on the end of 'Well at least Star Control 3, rightly non-canon or not, got the general GENRE right and TRIED to keep to the tone. And this doesn't.'


But as I said, let's be fair. Maybe it'll be good.

Since it's not Ford and Reiche written it IS either way non-canon though, so I suppose to me it doesn't terribly matter much. I'll just see what it is when they finish it and I'll honestly say what I think then.
Post Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:06 pm
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Angelfish wrote:
I got an invite too, but I don't know if I'm prepared to pay for it. It's against my principles to sponsor Crimson corporation - like schemes.

Same
Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:23 pm
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I got an invite too, but I don't know if I'm prepared to pay for it. It's against my principles to sponsor Crimson corporation - like schemes.
Post Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:14 am
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Maloo Oture wrote:
jello wrote:
So I bought in, even with the crappy dollar. From what I gather the buy-in is intended to keep the amount of people small. Stardock is working on the assumption that only the most dedicated fans will pony up that cash. I can't share any real details, but there are some lively debates happening.

Debates that we should all be included in! We've been the sole source of Starcon2 material for decades...


http://forums.starcontrol.com/ There you go. Plenty of debate going on and a lot of the threads are the same as the founders sub-forum. Some of the folks posting on the founders side are pretty much copy/pasting.
Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:24 pm
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jello wrote:
So I bought in, even with the crappy dollar. From what I gather the buy-in is intended to keep the amount of people small. Stardock is working on the assumption that only the most dedicated fans will pony up that cash. I can't share any real details, but there are some lively debates happening.

Debates that we should all be included in! We've been the sole source of Starcon2 material for decades...
Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:24 pm
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So I bought in, even with the crappy dollar. From what I gather the buy-in is intended to keep the amount of people small. Stardock is working on the assumption that only the most dedicated fans will pony up that cash. I can't share any real details, but there are some lively debates happening.
Post Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:51 pm
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I'd love to be in the group but yeah i can't drop $100 USD (which is like $130 Cnd) on it, I've funded a number of things and gotten bitten. Though I'm more likely to trust stardock then some of the other companies i have put money into in the past..speaking of .. *looks up star citizen page* wonder when that will ever be done.
Post Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:14 am

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