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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2007, 03:03:22 am »

I took the time to write a letter and post it (all the way from new Zealand) and Alex the producer was kind enough to take the time to write a longish email thanking me for my letter. I thought that was a nice touch so I think something hard copy would make a difference.

And if its netplay you’re after there’s usually plenty of action at irc freednode #uqm-arena. I’m even running a proto-type league at the moment with plans to expand.
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« Reply #91 on: March 04, 2007, 06:00:28 pm »

New here, but was playing SC2 in college in 92-93 time frame.  This was one of the most enjoyable games of all time.  It is definitely in my top 3, ranking up there with MOO2, if not surpassing, Civ games, and many other classics.  Oh Joy!  A new SC!  I am vibrating with excitement!
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Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!)
« Reply #92 on: March 11, 2007, 02:51:32 pm »

Yes! If the game is made I will die just for joy!  Cool
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« Reply #93 on: March 12, 2007, 10:43:26 pm »

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Yes! If the game is made I will die just for joy!

Hopefully after you at least get a chance to play it.
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« Reply #94 on: March 15, 2007, 06:11:29 am »

Gods, I've been wishing for another starcon game since I finished starcon 3...disappointing as that game was. It was great to find SC2 online again, cause I don't think my dad was gonna send me his copy and I haven't played it in years. I signed on the petition, though I have no idea if the thing will do anything...Does anyone know what number the petition is at?
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« Reply #95 on: March 15, 2007, 09:53:14 pm »

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Does anyone know what number the petition is at?

At the time of this posting, there are 6401 signatures on the Star-Control.com petition.  With the e-mails going to Alex, there's most likely more than 6000 e-mails that he's received, and I hope that there will be 6000 more coming that he can use to show Activision how important it is that a new Star Control game is made by the the wonderful team at TFB.

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« Reply #96 on: March 16, 2007, 01:25:51 pm »

There are 6140+1128=7268 signatures, not 6401. They're more! (You must add the "recent" and the "archived" signatures).
However, they're still to few. We need at least 100,000 total, I'd say. Since the petition started in January 2000, it means that in seven years there were 7268 sigs - 1038 sigs per year. So we need just 89 more years. Do not despair! In 2096 a new Star Control game will be announced!
We need FF&PR3, I know. Then let's put them in a cryo tank and wait till 2096. I'm not kidding.
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« Reply #97 on: March 22, 2007, 07:04:34 pm »

Err....I may not be here to enjoy it if it starts in 2093. Besides, the next generation will probably never understand our obsession with games that require screens and keyboards rather than virtual interfaces and direct mind connections.
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« Reply #98 on: March 22, 2007, 08:04:06 pm »

Well, maybe Infogrames will be kind and will finally allow TFB to make TrueSC3. I mean, 1-2-3 years after (2008-2011).
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« Reply #99 on: May 27, 2007, 02:00:28 pm »

Darn.  Now I cant quit my job.  I'll need the money to buy new Star Control.
oooh, but my flippers are all in a twist.  why didnt anybody mention this in the IRC channel?
Oops, suppose I should get back to copying settings for the exam tomorrow.  Only 100 computers left to go.

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« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2007, 02:00:22 am »

If they can't get the rights to the Star Control name, what's to stop them from like, making the game anyhow and calling it UQM2?
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« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2007, 02:12:26 am »

If they can't get the rights to the Star Control name, what's to stop them from like, making the game anyhow and calling it UQM2?
The "Star Control" trademark is actually pretty irrelevant, and TFB own all the important stuff like characters, story, and SC2. The real problem is convincing someone to give them enough money to get a new game developed (which involves convincing them they'll get their money back and more when it's done!).
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« Reply #102 on: August 09, 2007, 04:48:39 am »

How much money do you think TFB would do it for? 100,000?

 If I become a billionaire I will probably chip in a hundred thousand.
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« Reply #103 on: August 12, 2007, 04:07:55 am »

When I was very young, I played StarFlight and loved the game to death.  As this was the time before easy information (the internet), I never had the opportunity to play StarFlight II until over a decade later (probably because I didn't know it existed).

I just finished playing the Ur-Quan Masters and I found it very refreshing in a way far beyond what StarFlight offered but with a far more character development.

I primarily stumbled upon Ur-Quan Masters as somewhat of a GPL enthusiast and have participated in more than a few GPL projects and I have to say I am doubly impressed by the media in the game.

If a new sequel does not happen for this game, it would surely be a shame.  Far too many game titles are released in modern times that are truly "me too" games and for me the Ur-Quan Masters/Star Control 2 took me back to a time when actual creativity, plot development, mystery  and forward thinking was expressed in-game rather than an emphasis on the visuals.

Although seemingly no one has a way to gauge the probability of Activision approving a new sequel of what generic minds would perceive to be the resurrection of an old game, I would certainly buy it.  Living in a "me too" world, it feels like the odds would be slim and they would rather finance another generic 3D shooter  Grin

Even if that ends up being the case, it sure would be nice to modernize the interface (mouse controls, remove command line parameters).

Either way, great work.  Playing Ur-Quan Masters was a great experience and it reminded me of a time where the concept of space was filled with wonder and imagination.  I still can't get over how cool the Melnorme trader was, the Mycons were, the music when the VUX were encountered or the comedy of the Zoq-Fot-Pik.

Sigh ... now what do I play now that I have completed this?
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« Reply #104 on: August 12, 2007, 07:39:01 am »

GO OUT INTO THE WORLD AND TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED. GET EVERYONE YOU CAN TO JOIN US IN #UQM-ARENA ON IRC.FREENODE.ORG - GLORY, FAME AND PERHAPS HORRIBLE DEATH AWAIT.
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