“Earth Rising” Released for Star Control: Origins Today

Earth Rising covers humanity’s expansion into the galaxy and their efforts to become a major player on the galactic scene. Part 1: Aftermath is available to play today, while the other 3 parts will release over the next 6 months.

In Aftermath, Star Control has ordered the construction of a new Star Control base in Epsilon Trireme. Not every alien is happy about the prospect of an expanding human empire, however, and already the efforts there have run into trouble.

Meanwhile, a group of suspiciously helpful aliens have informed the player of a potential new ally: the Gloosh, who are, quite possibly, the laziest aliens in the universe. On top of it all, a new enemy appears in the shadows, one who seems to have their own long history with humanity.

Here are some of the major features that players will experience in Aftermath:

Quests: Six new major quests, including several large, multi-stage quest chains, that chronicle the beginning of humanity’s first steps onto the galactic stage.

Alien Faction: Located in a previously undiscovered region of space, the Gloosh are almost unbelievably slow moving and lazy aliens, but surely there’s more to them than meets the eye.

Ships: The Gloosh, Lexite, and Kzanti factions have all had new ships added, some of which can even be recruited for the player’s fleet.

Precursor Mysteries: Throughout the main campaign; events will cause Precursor Starbases to restore power to their multi-manifold sensor systems; revealing the location of a number of new ancient relics.

Following Aftermath, three more parts will release for the season pass. Purchasing the pass will give access to each part as they become available.

The release schedule for Earth Rising is:

  • Part 1: Aftermath (Now Available)
  • Part 2: The Lexites (Winter 2019)
  • Part 3: The Syndicate (Spring 2019)
  • Part 4: Earth Rises (Summer 2019)

The season pass is now available on Steam for $19.99, with Part 1: Aftermath playable today. 

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Derek 'Dez' Maggs

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