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  Star Swarm Stress Test - The Nitrous Game Engine

This is somewhat directly related to the new Star Control game Stardock is working on, it's actually been out for awhile, so many of you may already know. On steam there is a "utility" called Star Swarm Stress Test, it's a tech demo of the Nitrous game engine.. which if you missed it will be powering the new Star Control game. It also shows off DX11 and Mantle if you can benefit with hardware that handles it.

So if your curious about how powerful the engine for the new SC game will be and your on steam go check it out.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/267130/

Remember if you have any news that's SC related in anyway please feel free to share it.

Cheers Hunams,

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:06 am — Replies 2 — Views 1114

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  The Future?

Greetings Hunams, I bid you welcome in this the year 2015.
As you may have noticed the site has grown rather stagnant, so I say to you what would you as the visitors to this site like to see? what changes would you make?

And yes, I will get the contest going as promised, I've been *busy* *dancing* and I blame the Zebranky too while I'm at it.

Posted by Scott Irving — Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:09 am — Replies 21 — Views 2212

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  Contest time Hunams of the world!

It's contest time Hunams! but what contest might we be having?

That's where you come in, it's been sometime since we had a contest around these parts, so I thought we'd open it up to everyone and make choosing the contest a contest in it's self!

So Send in your suggestions and I'll add it to a Poll

I'll start off with a few, I'll run the poll for 10 days so get your suggestions and votes in! and to make it more interesting you can pick 2 options and you can change your vote as options are added.
I should also note there is a wonderful prize were going to give away but more on that later ;)

NOTE: Poll is not displayed on the news page you must enter the forum to vote and view

Posted by Scott Irving — Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:05 am — Replies 40 — Views 11403

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  Groombridge Log - Completed!

Greeting fellow travelers of the interwebs,

Tiberian has completed his Novelization of the Star Control II story, Groombridge Log.
EDIT: now one part!

http://koti.mbnet.fi/tibe9mm/Groombridge_Log.pdf

Once you read it, and perhaps you have already, head over to the forums to converse about it. Completing a project is a pretty big deal around these parts as many of you know. :mrgreen:

http://www.star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1014

Posted by Scott Irving — Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:58 pm — Replies 27 — Views 14379

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  More News on the new Star Control Game

Howdy Hunams,

You will want to check this out,

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/01/stardock-ceo-reveals-details-about-new-star-control-title-in-development/

Lots of details, including footage of the Nitrous engine that will power the new game,

That's it for now!

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:00 am — Replies 1 — Views 5903

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  Update on the Stardock Star Control Game

Greetings fellow Hunams and Happy New Year!,

Looks like 2014 will shape up to be exciting year for all of us Star Control fans, perhaps the most exciting since UQM was released into the wild?. What does the future have in store for us? Well I'm a bit late posting this with the busy Holiday season we've all no doubt just had, but Brad "Frogboy" from Stardock (their making a new star control game in case you didn't know) Posted an update on the forum on Dec 16, regarding the future of the new Star Control game,

http://www.star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=972

Head over to get involved in the discussion with Brad himself and see what interesting things he has to say.

Cheers for now Hunams,

Posted by Scott Irving — Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:27 am — Replies 0 — Views 5133

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  Good News Everybody!

Yes, that was a reference to a certain animated show you may know, although this is actually good news. I've re-opened the Art section of our "Fan Stuff", it currently lacks any of the original art work that was once hosted on PNF but that will be coming soon I assure you. So for now it's got a few community pages on DA and the like that might interest you.

Have you got art work or a community page you'd like to share with the community?, drop me a line via PM and I'll see that it get's added.

Cheers Hunams,

Posted by Scott Irving — Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:25 am — Replies 6 — Views 11153

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  Groombridge Log part III Released

Greetings Hunams!

Part 3 of Groombridge Log by Tiberian has been released

Check it out at
http://koti.mbnet.fi/tibe9mm/Groombridge_Log_Part_III.pdf

And for those who missed part I & II
http://koti.mbnet.fi/tibe9mm/Groombridge_Log_Part_I.pdf
http://koti.mbnet.fi/tibe9mm/Groombridge_Log_Part_II.pdf

Tiberian has stated after part IV he would like to turn it into a book.. crowdfunding perhaps ;) ;)

Head over to the forums to leave your feedback for the author
http://www.star-control.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=897

Posted by Scott Irving — Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:49 am — Replies 4 — Views 10175

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  Stardock's Star Control Site is Live

Stardock now has a one page site live that looks to be mostly a placeholder for the future home of their Star Control games...

http://starcontrol.com/

and

http://starcontrolgame.com/ works as well...

Check it out!

Brad Wardell has also posted on his blog a series of quick posts...

Star Control Status Report: August 2013 - looks to be the quick, quick version of how we got from Star Control 1 to Star Control Classic...

Quote:

Greetings!

Our story so far...

Long ago, Paul Reiche and Fred Ford developed an amazing game called Star Control that was published by Accolade. They formed Toys for Bob and it was well received.

A couple years later, Toys for Bob made Star Control 2 and it was an instant classic.

When it came time to do a third one, Toys for Bob opted out and Accolade contracted development to a third party to create Star Control 3 which, while not a bad game, was no where near as well received as Star Control 2 was.

Star Control 3 was released in 1996.

..Time

Passes...

Accolade was eventually acquired by Infrogrames which in turn was rebranded as Atari. But no new Star Control game was forthcoming.

This Summer, Atari filed for bankruptcy and Stardock, developer and/or publisher of Galactic Civilizations, Sins of a Solar Empire and Fallen Enchantress acquired Atari's rights to Star Control with the intent to make a new Star Control game.

And that's where we are now.


Links to Star Control classic pages

Quote:

We're referring to the Star Control games made in the late 80s/early 90s as Star Control classic to help differentiate them from any new Star Control games.


Finally, for all of the imaginative types out there, he is soliciting discussion on new aliens...

New Star Control Alien wishlist

Posted by Frumple — Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:52 pm — Replies 6 — Views 11256

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  Frogboy on Windows Weekly TWiT show - Star Control Mentioned

Frogboy (Brad Wardell) was on the TWiT.tv podcast show called Windows Weekly #323 this past week. Star Control was mentioned about 14 minutes in as they are getting to know his background...

http://youtu.be/8fh17iwXqpw?t=14m

The only tidbit here specifically about Star Control is that he mentions they are hiring for work on the game. I figure it could also be interesting to put a name, voice and face together.

Posted by Frumple — Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:10 am — Replies 0 — Views 9616

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