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PAUL AND FRED ACTUALLY MAKING SC3!!!
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:25:03 am »

https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/09/star-control-ii-developers-working-on-direct-sequel-25-years-later/amp/

HOLY BLOODY HELL GUYS GET THE FUCK IN HERE HOW IS THIS REAL I'M OUT OF MY MIND ATM
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 02:14:58 pm »

Wow.

I'm curious who held those missing rights they suddenly got. It appears Stardock gave permission for their part of it, which is really awesome of them, though not unexpected since they said so all along.

Either that or they're dropping the name 'Star Control'? Possible.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 04:57:53 pm »

Holy crap, it's actually happening? That's fantastic!

FF & PR, please please please make this libre software, and if you can't do that immediately then at least plan on doing it a few years later. I'd much rather this be something I can proudly recommend to friends than a guilty pleasure. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 05:46:49 pm »

What business model can they use if they open it right away?
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 05:49:31 pm »

I assume they know they lost the real SC fans anyway (many of them at least), so th extra publicity from a FF and PRiii sequel can be very welcome to th brand name Star Control, and thus beneficial to their own products within the merchandise.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 06:15:37 pm »

What business model can they use if they open it right away?

The same one I use:

https://www.crowdsupply.com/onpon4/hexoshi

But like I said, I would be happy with a later libre release if they are unable or unwilling to use that method. Late is much better than never. The most important thing to that end is to not use a third-party proprietary engine or library like Unity or whatever else is popular with the kids these days. Fingers crossed.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 06:59:22 pm »

You guys think the might opt for a kickstarter? Or they've earned enough with Skylanders that they don't need additional funding? I think this is the first time in years I'm actually sincerely excited for a vg and really interested in it's development; what a great day ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 08:42:58 pm »

I am happy as long as they make it available for Linux, but since it is a sequel to my favorite game of all time, I might install windows just to play it, and delete windows afterwards.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 09:33:14 pm »

I am soo happy for this news. Finally had to time to read it, so far I just skimmed it, opened the links, and then brought the kids to bed.....

For the first time in years an early game development announcement has me jump with excitement!

I am so looking forward!

Christmas came early this year. Very early!
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 12:53:53 am »

I will attempt not to get hyped up because it will only make me sad if it doesn't turn out great.

But deep down inside I'm hoping for something great.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 05:18:37 am »

I am happy as long as they make it available for Linux, but since it is a sequel to my favorite game of all time, I might install windows just to play it, and delete windows afterwards.

Just install Wine. The world is not as bad as it used to be.
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 11:09:24 am »

For completeness sake:
Now also PCgamer published an article: http://www.pcgamer.com/25-years-later-star-control-2-is-getting-a-direct-sequel/

Also, the StarDock (brand owner of "Star Control") reply:
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October 9, 2017 7:15:47 PMfrom Star Control ForumsStar Control Forums

Four years ago Stardock acquired Atari's rights to Star Control.  I soon got to meet my hero, Paul Reiche.  He was, more than anyone else, the person who inspired me to become a game developer over 20 years ago.

Over the past 4 years, we have communicated regarding the progress of Star Control: Origins.  He asked us not to try to make a sequel to Star Control 2 and said that he hoped one day to be able to return to the universe he and Fred Ford created.

Recently, Paul told me the good news: Activision was going to let him do a true sequel to Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters (i.e. Star Control III is not canon for that universe). 

Today, they posted the news publicly:  https://dogarandkazon.squarespace.com/

It's still very early but they will have all the characters from Star Control 2 plus new ones.  It's going to be called Ghosts of the Precursors.

For 4 years, people asked me why we weren't going to touch the Star Control 2 story.  Now you know.

As soon as they have an official site for it, we'll let you know.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 02:22:50 pm »

I am happy as long as they make it available for Linux, but since it is a sequel to my favorite game of all time, I might install windows just to play it, and delete windows afterwards.

Just install Wine. The world is not as bad as it used to be.

That doesn't cover everything, but yeah, it covers a lot of things.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 04:38:02 pm »

That doesn't cover everything, but yeah, it covers a lot of things.

Works great for most programs, but usually not so much for the most graphic-intensive games.
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