Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Stargazer » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:10 am

Guest wrote:The reboot is currently Stardock's biggest project with a ~$5 million budget, and seems to be moving along.

They're currently taking applications for a "Founder's Program": a private alpha with access to game builds, early content, and a forum to communicate with the dev team.

Stardock decided to leave the original story alone and reboot the series (new canon). Even so, I figure some fans will be interested in having a say in how the game turns out.

See here for the latest update: http://forums.stardock.com/472887
Wow, that sounds very promising!
Gonna wait it with a double hype. :mrgreen:
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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Zieman » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:47 am

And now they're asking the fans to contribute to the design process. :)

If you want to participate:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StarControlFounders
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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Angelfish » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:27 pm

Zieman wrote:And now they're asking the fans to contribute to the design process. :)

If you want to participate:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StarControlFounders
Nice! thanks for sharing. And so cool that they included batteries not included as a movie which not many people will remember ;).

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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Death 999 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:45 pm

Angelfish wrote:
Death 999 wrote:Who holds the rights to the aliens?

It can be Star-Control-like without them. It can be a great game! But it won't actually be Star Control.

Like, if you made a Star Wars story without any of the particular characters, Jedi, the Sith, or anything else to do with the Force, the aliens, the places, the political structures, the ship designs, or the particular technologies.

You can have a Star-Wars-like story then, too. It just won't be Star Wars.
Not true.
Star trek Enterprise didn't include any characters from Star trek the next generation, yet it WAS Star trek.
Characters, yes. But that was an 'or' list. Characters OR Force OR aliens OR particular places OR political structures OR ship designs OR particular technologies.

Star Control barely has a consistent sense of political structure if you exclude mention of the aliens, and even less consistent sense of technologies (each of the three installments used a completely different method of travel, for instance, unlike Star Wars or Star Trek), and there are exactly two ship designs (two slightly different versions of the cruiser) that would be available without invoking aliens. Using particular places other than the Earth would be very limiting if not allowed to use particular Aliens - before alien contact, we had nowhere to go, and after, we would expect them to be present.

So the only threads we would really have left to call it Star Control in particular are History and Aliens. And without the Aliens, the History can't be the same.

So you're left with just a general mood. That's easily enough to make it Star Control-like.

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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by TooMuchProblems » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:08 pm

I'm in the founders program :)

I have other Stardock games and I believe they are onto a good thing here!!!


Someone needs to update the main news page?!!

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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Alvarin » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:37 pm

I've sent my survey, but wasn't contacted yet (or am declined)
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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Maloo Oture » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:17 pm

I'm also in the program

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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by glory_device » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:19 pm

I'm in too...my Christmas gift to me from me with all my love apparently.
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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Angelfish » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:40 pm

I wasn't contacted ;(

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Re: Stardock Plans Reboot of Star Control

Post by Zieman » Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:31 am

Damnation!

The e-mail telling about the program looked innocent enough, and I wasn't maybe as alert as I should have.

But alas, it turned out to be the exact replica of GalCiv III Founders' Program, with the exception of sending those e-mails beforehand.
TBH, I feel the survey to be smokescreen, everyone who bothers to answer will be offered the $99.99 deal.

Stupid me.
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