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News: Celebrating 30 years of Star Control 2 - The Ur-Quan Masters

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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Melee Meet-Up [Mid October 2009] on: October 16, 2009, 04:28:45 am
I'll join in, I haven't played SCII against anyone in ages.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Xbox Live Arcade on: July 31, 2009, 02:06:36 am
There is an XNA prototype of Super Melee around, being an XNA member, I downloaded it to my 360 and tested it, many, many glitches but the basics of the game worked really well, good, constant framerate and all the ships were included and really well balanced. I hope the person who started it can finish it up.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Net Melee Tournament for March 2009 on: March 24, 2009, 10:41:34 pm
Then this tournament shall mark my entrance as a totally unfearsome starship captain.

Edit: Just to clarify, this is without the new melee balance right?
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / GlovePIE Script on: March 15, 2009, 06:09:02 pm
Here's a script to play The Ur-Quan Masters with the wiimote. I don't imagine it's going to be popular but I thought I might as well share this with those who might want to use their wiimote to play The Ur-Quan Masters.

The Ur-Quan Masters Wiimote Script
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Net Melee Tournaments for Feb 2009 on: March 14, 2009, 08:17:23 pm
I wish I had known about this, will there be any more tournaments soon? I better go practice.
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Vote Toys for Bob on: March 14, 2009, 08:15:24 pm
Nice letter, David.  Mentioning Stardock's interest in Star Control is a good example that there is at least one other company interested in making a new Star Control game.

Thanks for writing.

No problem, it's developers like Toys for Bob who keep me interested in gaming, gaming isn't like it used to be, most games now are short and developers are concerned about graphics over gameplay, I like older games better than most modern games. Now off to play Star Control II, I can't believe it's as old as me.
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Vote Toys for Bob on: March 13, 2009, 11:45:19 pm
If you want to argue that Toys For Bob is among the greatest game developers of all time, you have to do it entirely on the merits of one game and its open source release. This will be stacked against companies that have released megahit after megahit.

You say that but look at some on the list, sure some of them made loads of great games but they have Ion Storm, I think we all remember that awful game they made that need not be mentioned but they made it on there because of Deus Ex, their one great hit.

Edit: I have written my own submission, let me know what you think.


I would like to nominate Toys for Bob as the 50th greatest developer. Obviously there has to be some sort of reason as to why I believe they should be the 50th greatest developer and here it is. They created one of the greatest games of all time, a game that I personally have lost many hours to as have many others, sure it may be just one game but just one game has changed the gaming community before such as Final Fantasy VII or Deus Ex. I of course mean their fantastic 1992 hit, Star Control II, this game was well known in its time but has only a cult following today and I look to bring Toys for Bob back to public attention with this email. Star Control II has been an important game for me as a gamer, it had everything I look for in a game, a well-thought out story, nice gameplay, a touch of RPG and a solid soundtrack. People now underestimate the importance developers such as Toys for Bob had on the whole industry and while it may seem like they weren't an influences to many, they certainly have inspired many. Efforts today are continued in an attempt to get a legitimate sequel to Star Control II and these efforts are stronger than ever with developers such as Stardock considering buying the rights to the Star Control franchise and making the sequel many have waited for. Toys for Bob may not have been the greatest developer or even the most widely known but with the hit Star Control II, it would be unfair to not recognize them as a developer worthy of being in your list.

Thank you,
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!) on: October 03, 2008, 11:07:47 pm
I just sent my picture from here in the UK.
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