DescriptionSince the events in Star Control 2 the Ur-Quan have been pacified and the captain who bravely destroyed the Sa-Matra has had a horrible vision of the future. Suddenly without warning, all Hyperspace travel in the universe has stopped. Top scientists have pinpointed the cause of this disturbance somewhere in unexplored space in an area known as the Kessari Quadrant. Hastily assembling a fleet of ships as and an untested Precusor star drive... a loose alliance of alien races known as The League of Sentient Races sends a task force to the Kessari Quadrant. You are it's commander.
Star Control 3 features a new 3D star map, new alien races to discover, new worlds to explore and colonize, new artifacts to research and a new isometric Hyper Melee battle system for inter-starship battles.
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The Press Says
|PC Games||Dec, 1996||A-||91|
|GameSpot||Oct 03, 1996||9 out of 10||90|
|Privat Computer PC||1996||82 out of 100||82|
|Power Play||Nov, 1996||81 out of 100||81|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Dec, 1996||80|
|World Village (Gamer's Zone)||1996||80|
|PC Joker||Dec, 1996||62 out of 100||62|
|Gamesmania||1996||60 out of 100||60|
|PC Player (Germany)||Dec, 1996||40|
|The DOS Spirit||Dec 21, 2007||2 out of 6||33|
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1001 Video GamesStar Control 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
NovelA novel titled Star Control: Interbellum was published by Prima and written by author W. T. Quick. The book supposedly contains story and events that takes place between Star Control 2 and Star Control 3... however the popular opinion is that the author has never played or was ever given the plot to either game. Also the player character of both games is given a name for the novel, "Commander Omega".
Screenshot capturing techniqueThis game will dump a screenshot to a .PCX file if you hit PRTSC during gameplay.
Star Control IIIFred Ford and Paul Reiche III owned the character rights to the various alien races, Accolade owned the Star Control copyright. When the original creators declined to make the new sequel, Accolade gave them an ultimatum; sell the character rights or part three would be made with entirely new characters, no continuity involved whatsoever. The creators decided to make some final money off of their creations. A side note to this is that none of the original artists involved with Star Control II were even approached to work on Star Control III.
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Related Web Sites
- The Pages of Now and Forever (This site could perhaps be called the heart of the Star Control fan movement on the 'net.)