A post to the
Dogar And Kazon Blog
reveals that the team that created the original Star
Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters
is at work on a sequel to the classic space
combat game (thanks Brian). After part
of the IP was sold to Stardock
, the development team also known as Toys for
Bob ended up embroiled in a legal
over the Star Control rights. The lawsuits in this case were
settled a couple of years ago
, so hopefully there's a clear path ahead for
this project without further litigation. His word on the plan:
last week's short, cryptic announcement, several of you asked, "Where's the
beef?!" Actually, none of you asked that (sadly, beef-related metaphors have
been on the decline), so I will put this in simple, vegan terms: Fred and
I have been working on UQM2 full time since Fall of last year. So far it's just
the two of us, with Fred working loooong hours developing a cool new
designer-friendly scripting system for gameplay, and me reading old sci-fi,
drinking Mai Tais and trying to make something coherent out of almost 30 years
of story notes and design sketches.
Our goal is to create a genuine sequel to the game we last worked-on in early
90’s -- something that feels like a seamless continuation of your best UQM
memories. Selfishly perhaps, we also want to make the game our own way without
any bosses, driven only by our own imaginations and that of the UQM community.
To that end, we will soon be opening up a forum where the core UQM2 team,
volunteers and fans can discuss, debate and collaborate on the new game.
We are making real progress, but we still have a long way to go. We sincerely
hope that all of you are up for the journey -- it's going to be a blast!