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Stardock gets the rights to Star Control

Posted by: John at 7/25/2013 11:00 AM
When I think of some of the old games I used to play, Star Control 1 and 2 bring back some of the fondest memories. I loved the design of each race and their ships as well as their personalities. I have been waiting a long, long time to see someone pick this IP up and make some more Star Control games.

Stardock did just that, securing the rights to the beloved franchise. They are planning on a reboot of the series and have no plans to do any HD remakes of the old games. 

First off let me say, this is awesome news. I am really, really excited to see more games in the series. Second, I ask Stardock to not screw this up. Really. Don't screw this up. Don't overhaul the way the game plays. Don't change how some of the races behaved. Don't mess with the formula too much. Please, please make a game that will do the series justice. 

It's been a long time coming and I'm really anxious and excited to see what they are going to do with the Star Control franchise. It's in good hands now and I can't wait for the first few glimpses at what they are going to do.

For those that want to try it, there's an open source project dedicated to porting the old game.