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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 pm 
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Basically the original creators (who continued the project and released it as freeware) are fighting a legal battle over the property.

“Shortly after we announced Ghosts of the Precursors, Stardock claimed they had always had rights to our original, creative material and began to bundle and sell our game without permission. When we tried to stop these illegal sales, Stardock filed their lawsuit.”

This was one of the greatest games of its time and I still use quotes from it today.
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 Post Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Wow this is infuriating. Thanks for the heads up. Do you know how this relates to the new Star Contol (Origins) game that's coming out in a few months?

I was under the impression that it had the blessing of the creators but would not use any existing Star Control aliens, which I admit I found a bit disappointing. I had no idea that the original creators were making their own game though. Now I'm wondering if Origins is a bait and switch to try and show that Star Dock has the rights.

edit: Welp, I just googled it and Origins IS in fact behind Star Control Origins. Guess I won't be buying that game after all.

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