As reported yesterday
aspects of Stardock's
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
post from Brad Wardell
on the forums for
the Ur-Quan Masters website
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*.