Star Control: Origins Now Once Again Available on Steam, Stardock Announced

Jan 18, 2019
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Star Control: Origins is once again available for purchase on Steam. It was taken down a couple of weeks ago after the original owners of Star Control, Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, filed a DMCA notice to Valve (and GOG, too).

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell said in a statement:

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Stardock is happy to report that Star Control: Origins has been restored for sale on Steam.

Wardell also provided a few additional tidbits via Twitter.

If you’re wondering whether the game is worth it, look no further than Nathan’s review. Below you can find its final excerpt.

If you keep your eye on the prize, you can wrap up Star Control: Origins’ main plot in around 25 hours, give or take, although more thorough explorers could potentially mess around a lot longer. The game’s emphasis on player choice makes for plenty of replayability, too. In addition to the main story mode, Origins also lets you engage in online Fleet Battles, and will eventually let players craft their own ships, buildings, worlds, and even new adventures (right now only building and ship crafting is available). If you’re into the world of Star Control: Origins, the sky is pretty much the limit.

Star Control: Origins boasts some of the sharpest writing I’ve come across in a while. It made me laugh out loud on multiple occasions, which is a rare thing. Unfortunately, this space adventure is at its worst when it’s at its spaciest. A lack of navigational tools, dull resource collecting, and oversimplified space battles all conspire to knock the game down a peg. Star Control: Origins serves up a lively galaxy worth exploring, but sometimes the commute can be a killer.

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