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Star Control IP/Toys For Bob Follow-up

As reported yesterday, aspects of Stardock's recent acquisition of the Star Control franchise are still unclear, as the copyright for the races and stories in the first two Star Control games were said to still be in the control of Toys for Bob, the creators of the series. Forum regular Dev found a post from Brad Wardell on the forums for the Ur-Quan Masters website (home of an open-source Star Control 2 remake project) where the Stardock CEO addresses this, saying that the copyrights are actually the property of Paul Rieche, one half of the TFB team, and that he has reason for optimism that they will be able to work this out, also noting this will not disrupt the Ur-Quan Masters project at all:

Brad from Stardock here.

We have connected with Paul and Fred. Fingers crossed but things look hopeful. The copyright to Star Control 1/2 is owned by Paul Rieche directly, not Toys for Bob so I think there is reason to think that they might be able to participate in the creation of a new Star Control game.

None of this changes the status of the Ur-Quan Masters or Star Control on GOG.

Our core team involved at Stardock (myself included) have been huge fans of Paul's work since the Archon / Star Flight days.

By an XCOM like reboot we don't mean XCOM game mechanics but rather creating a new Star Control game that brings in the fun and game play we all know and love. The *campground* is looking *flavorful*.

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