Free Stars: Children of Infinity Announced

Pistol Shrimp Games announces Free Stars: Children of Infinity, an upcoming science fiction action/adventure that's a sequel to Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters. This is a ship of Theseus deal, as the Free Stars games are a spiritual continuation of the Star Control series, and Pistol Shrimp Games is run by Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford, founders of Toys for Bob, the original Star Control developer. The Ur-Quan Masters is a free, renamed re-release of Star Control II that came to Steam just last month. Children of Infinity will be a direct sequel with an updated retro look, as seen in the Official Announcement Trailer. A Kickstarter for this is to begin on April 16th, and in the meantime, here are some first details:
Set three years after the defeat of the Ur-Quan hierarchy and its Sa-Matra battle platform, a new discovery draws the captain into an old mystery. Hope and conflict continue to be at odds in the universe, and a new threat surfaces that may change everything.

As the newest captain in the Alliance of Free Stars, players will load up their starmap and explore a massive, living universe with hundreds of star systems and thousands of planets. As they navigate these many worlds, they’ll meet alien species whom they can befriend (or offend due to their human ignorance), uncover untold aspects of the story with each new discovery, and collect resources to upgrade their starships and fleets. Players needn't face the various hazards and creatures of the galaxy alone; Free Stars: Children of Infinity will support online cooperative play among friends, plus competitive PvP Super Melee matches.