We are interested in including fan designs into Star Control: Origins for use in the game as various travelers.
The universe is vast and while players will be going on missions at the request of Star Control command, they will also be frequently running into other travelers across hyperspace or in solar systems.
If you would like to participate, add a comment in here with a picture of your ship, a description of how you'd imagine it used, and a link to download a ZIP file to it which should include a readme.txt file in it to tell us how you'd like to be listed in the credits.
To find your ship design, go to your my games\star control\designs folder and you'll see your ship design.
<proposed back story>
This medium sized freighter is a common long-range cargo ship that travels throughout the Spur delivering goods and services. It is lightly armed and primarily designed to avoid fighting.
The origin of these transports is far from the Scryve sector towards the inner part of the spur. They are frequently found to be carrying refugees across Scryve space towards unknown destinations.
Irulian Freighter looks nothing like a Freighter.
I may try to conjure something up tonight.
That nose-piece is used way too much in various ship designs! Branch out, people! #needmorenoses
Conversely - I LOVE that there's a place in the game called The Spur!! More of this!
Space Virus SC1N1
A reason why it's dangerous to travel through the unknown areas of the galaxy.
Rumor has it that, long ago, a virus found a tiny rip in the fabric of space and was able to cross from this universe into an alternate universe. There it found several forms of life that were similar to life found in this universe, but were also different. Attempts to infect the life there were not always successful. Some virus particles made it back to this universe and were eventually able to modify their appearance to look like the most formidable ships of the most formidable form of life in that universe in hopes that it would make them more formidable in this universe. According to the rumor, they still make occasional modifications to their appearance in hopes of increasing their strength.Again, all this is only rumor.
Space Virus SC1N2
Another reason why it's dangerous to travel through the unknown areas of the galaxy.
Accidental Double Post
I call this ship "The Drained" because it is has a green and black design with spores and tentacles on and around it which give it an infected and manipulated look. The story behind it is that this was one of the many gypsy (traveler) ships that made their way around space until one day they discovered a (unidentified) parasitic species that took control of their ship and its passengers. After taking control of the ship, it was modified to best fit its purposes: adding a spore gun to help spread the infection; attaching spore seeds to back of the ship for germination; adding tentacles to help grab floating matter (as well as other ships); adding a huge camera at the top of the ship so that some unknown source could monitor the ship's every movement; and finally putting a ring around the ship that is theorized either to mark it as a Drained ship or to help keep the infected passengers under control. After these modifications were made, this ship was designated to explore the galaxy, searching for and infecting any ships it may come across.
The Drained Dropbox File
This ship is simply named the "Servant Ship" mainly because it looks like a little spaceship butler. This is a jack-of-all trades service ship, designed to do anything you need to a basic extent: recon, defense, transport, trade and whatever else you could dream of. However, they try to avoid violent conflict and will often reject offensively-based jobs, as they see such jobs as a lose-lose situation. Servant ships tend to most enjoy serving fledgling civilizations that cannot explore outer space well themselves, as not only are they the most interesting to the servants, but also provide the most lucrative and safe jobs. Conversely, they tend to have bitter feelings towards serving advanced space faring nations, as they very often request offensive or defensive aid against ships that may eclipse the servant in fighting ability. Due to their peace-preferring nature, these ships are generally viewed neutrally, and for better or worse, can traverse through many territories relatively safely.
Servant Ship Dropbox File
Guys, I tried to go for the most unexplored option. Be gentle.
Nobody knows where these frigates came from or who pilots them. It is accepted to think that they are piloted by some forsaken AI.
Its weapon is a cone shaped spray of a hot sticky liquid that clogs and disables attacker's ship engines and they are all but left to submit to the will of Load Dispenser Overlord. It also carries your cargo for a nice discounted price.
El Ratón (I would be fine with calling it "Mouse Ship" or "El Raton" in the English version, but you guys have control over the naming so)
I call this "El Ratón" which means "The Mouse" because it looks like a mouse to me.
One day in a solar system far away from our own, a spaceship crash landed on a planet that hosted all of its life on a single Pangaea-like continent. In the crash landing, everything was incinerated save for one fateful item: a mouse used for one of the computers on the ship. It just so happened that at this time that the first civilization on the planet was forming, and when members of the civilization found the device, they took it as a commandment from the gods to live by its design. The mouse came to be an essential guide to the way of life of the society; everything from the very first huts to their eating utensils took some form of inspiration from the mouse. After around a short 3,000 years of development spurred by the mouse, it was natural that the mouse design became an integral guide for the design of their first spaceships, and from this came "El Ratón." Far beyond the idea that the mouse was a sign from the gods, the species tirelessly looks for the species that the mouse came from, in hopes of fostering a close inter-species friendship and a strong alliance.
El Ratón Dropbox File
Note: I don't know much about the SC:O year-wise, but I am going to assume that 3,000 years before the start of SC:O, humans didn't have mice. It's not really hard to imagine another species developing mice though, and what I was thinking is that when the species meets the captain, the captain could falsely claim that the mouse was their design (because, well, they have them even if they didn't 3,000 years ago), which would allow the player to ally with the species.
I've had a play with the ship designer and these are the results:
"Blap Bash" (Battlecruiser):
"Blap Pack" (Freighter):
Blap Zap (Fighter)
Oops, lost the screenshots.
Zip file available here:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HWvF8B8G6tKewE0c5X9AIRMmsFwvqZnY
Lore:The Blap are a race that is only capable of speaking and understanding one syllable words with a single exception which forms the foundation of their religion - "Biscuit".They believe (or believed, now a myth) that the precursors had once created a number of "Biscuit" worlds (Known to most as Bisc Worlds) which contained self sustaining ecosystems of the finest treats in the known universe.
The lore can be disregarded, it's just something that popped into my head that made my chuckle to myself.
This is the Parthaw & Peewo inc. cargo transporter. It is the equivalent of the 18 wheeler on Earth.
Easy design by nature, it was meant for quick loading and unloading. When arriving at destination the front and tail section detach from the cargo pods and can reattach to other pods for the next transport job. The 5 pod configuration is shown in the image below. But there is also the single, 3 and 9 pod configuration available. It is only armed with defensive weapons and will try to escape as soon as possible in a fight.
P&P will sell this design to anyone who needs to transport a large quantity of goods. So the contents can vary from ship to ship. They could transport construction materials, toys, blankets, relief efforts supplies, volatiles, sewage liquids, etc. Multiple military use this ship to transport sensitive cargo. Such as prisoners, weapons, explosives, vehicles and others. But they are always escorted by other ships. Also, since it is so common, a lot of smugglers use it to transport illegal cargo and sell it to the highest bidder.
I've made a few ships with similar design elements. I imagine these as forming a small alien fleet in a kind of an 'inverse Battlestar Galactica' situation - one big civilian ship populated with refugees, escorted by several military ships. Here they are with some proposed lore (I'm not a writer).
Dropbox link for Xinhucki ships
Xinhucki Ark:This huge makeshift habitat-ship carries the last remaining survivors of some unknown catastrophe. It's currently travelling in this sector, possibly in search of a new home.Slow and ungainly, the Ark tends to avoid combat at all costs, preferring to rely on escort ships for protection. As a last resort it is fitted with a point-defense system and an EMP device.
Xinhucki Aegis:Originally designed for quarantine enforcement, and equipped with automated drones and proximity mines, the Aegis ships now serve as dedicated protectors of the Ark.
Xinhucki Joust:The best defense is a good offense, and Joust captains know this. When forced into battle a Joust will charge towards an enemy ship, utilizing its high-energy plasma lance to deadly effect.Jousts are sometimes seen alone or in small groups on scouting missions away from the Ark. They rely on their speed to quickly regroup with the main fleet when needed.
The Core:The Core is found almost drifting in space, it has a direction, it has a purpose, but so far, both are unknown, it just seem to wander at it's leisure, any chance to contact it will result in the following message: "Unknown. uNknoWN. NwOnkNu. HERE."Theories range from: an empty ship on auto-pilot, an probe gathering unknown information or that the structure itself is somehow sentient. The ship seems to produce it's own energy and fuel, as it never seems to recharge or refuel. More research needed.
Dropbox Zip Link
The Meggentram Scrapper:
The most common ship design used by the Maggentram Conglomerate ( As seen here. )After years scavenging amid the stars, an attack spaceship was finally becoming a necessity, but they could not make the ship just an attack vessel, they only needed to make sure the ship could defend itself.Different from their other ships, this one is not exclusive to mining asteroids or harvest unpopulated planets, this one could and did defend itself with success, equipped with a "rust beam" it could not only apply a kind of rust to the hull of ships (damaging them over time) but it would later scrap the ship for parts and other valuables.But even though the ship became a standard Meggentram ship, they still avoid conflict when possible.
Dropbox Zip Link
Great stuff! Thank you!
Keep them coming.
Hi, I modified all my previous designs with new parts. There are total 9 ships:
Zip : https://www.dropbox.com/s/1obke6indkhms7c/Haomaicl%20Designs.zip?dl=0
These are my wishes :
J.T.X mk1 & Space Eye Prime Obviously, these are the Mukay related ships. I would like J.T.X. mk1 to be a black hole experimental vessel. As for Space Eye Prime, I would like it to be an advanced ship of Mukay race for executing guardian missions.
Earth Lite Carrier & E.L.C. Delta Formation & Earth Mid Fighter Lite Carrier is a combined ship. A lite carrier attached with 2 mid fighters. It would be great to see separation of the fighters in game and perform special combination attack or formation attacks…..etc.
Tywom FlagShip & Scryve Assault Bomber These names are self-explanatory.
D3 I would like it to be a cross universe advanced Ur-Quan ship, which came from the distant future on a timeline correction mission. (Hope the developers could come up with weapons, that suits this ship. Maybe some kind of time rewinding special ability?)
SIM. R-Type Fighter This design came straight from Menkmack Negotiator. I think you can make it related to this race and forget about the naming. It would be great to see it works as much like R-type game as possible.
Thanks guys, I hope my wishes could come true !!
Some great ships here!
I'll work on getting them in.
That's some awesome stuff, haomaicl!
Most of these ships, as I've designed them, are pretty darn nasty, although one or two were done mostly for looks.
A lot of them are intended for long-range use, launching nastiness at the enemy like boarding parties while staying far out of range of any return fire. One or two were designed for close-up work.
And one was designed to rip off of totally awesome TV show.
Like 'em, do ya? I got, like, a double-wide buttload more; those were just the most picturesque of the lot...and some of the best-armed, as well. (The Gormon-Dagon Interceptor is almost unbeatable, if used right. Try it.)
I certainly don't mind if the prettiest ones are re-armed by you lot, especially if you want some of the ones that look good but aren't quite as well-equipped.
Nice stuff. I wish I was as artistic as you! My ships all look pretty crappy.
Well, I have a lot of experience; I've worked in games before, and I do CGI, so...
Shlafurg; a medium-range fighter craft armed with Dual Shot and Black Hole Generator.
Khmeli, a scientifically apt dendroid starfaring race, are known for their frantic search for any data on planetary systems with brown dwarfs. Khmeli seem obsessed with an idea of utilizing brown dwarfs as an energy source for their future colonies.
Ship purpose: Space/Hyperspace lab ship meticulously designed for astrophysical research on gas giants and especially brown dwarfs. Despite being armed to the teeth with various scientific tools, instruments, drones and gadgets, the medium-sized Hyperlab possesses a decent speed and maneuverability, as well as capability to protect itself during unexpected skirmishes. It is equipped with a charbroiled primary and a decent shield as a secondary ability.
As a basis I took my earlier Strogg Immolator design and handed it to a freshly invented Khmeli race (i envision them as thin, tall, tree-like slendermen). I have added lots of equipment and two docked drones to the front of the ship and decreased the ship size to medium, as well as changed the color scheme to be less aggressive and hint the purpose of the ship.
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