STAR CONTROL ORIGINS
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Star Control Origins is a sci-fi RPG where you command Earth’s first interstellar starship. Your mission is simple! Save Earth from hostile alien empires, no pressure. Take the helm of the ship as the Captain and explore the universe in 2088. Strike out into distant solar systems, navigate hyperspace and the politics of alien species. Encounter exotic worlds and civilizations as you assemble a fleet strong enough to face established galactic powers and defend the stars.

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The Starloop team were contacted to help port the existing title onto Xbox. The Stardock team realised that porting is a complicated affair and enlisted our expertise to deliver their game to new frontiers. Porting is tricky, and our team also had to come to grips with the custom engine that Stardock was using for their game. We also had to address the limited hardware capabilities on console, as the game had originally released on PC. Optimizing memory usage and upgrading the game to DX12 for the Xbox release were some key problems.

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