The Star Control: Origins – Fleet Battles BETA is underway for those who have pre-ordered the game (currently priced at $29.99 on Steam). However, we were able to partner with Stardock Entertainment to give away twenty-five beta codes through the raffle method.

Just enter below and keep completing the actions until December 15th to increase your chances to be among the winners. Good luck!

Star Control: Origins is a science-fiction adventure game set in an open universe that puts the player as the captain of Earth’s first interstellar vessel on a mission to find allies to help save humanity from certain annihilation.

The beta unlocks the Fleet Battles feature, where you’ll assemble ships in a fleet and engage in battle with fleets controlled by either the computer, humans via the Internet or even friends sitting at the same PC.

You can literally design your own ships to use in combat using the Ship Crafting system, or you can download ships designed by others to play with. Ship Crafting not only allows you to decide what weapons and defenses a ship has, but allows total control of how a ship looks.

The goal of the Beta 1 series

The goal of the first beta of Star Control: Origins is to help us with balance, compatibility, eliminating cheese tactics and improving the user experience in designing ships and creating fleets.  There will be a lot of changes coming into these betas as we go forward.  For example, additional elements will be added to the combat arena such as salvage, temporary boosts to speed, crew replenishment, Precursor relics that help your entire fleet, etc.  The arena will be randomly chosen at the beginning of the fleet battle and we hope to have many different arenas available (and possibly an arena editor for players).

What we really want to emphasize is: DO NOT assume that beta 1 is representative of the final game.  It is a beta for a reason.  We think most people will really like Beta 1.  But every time I play it, I find something that has to be changed (the look of the planet or the variance in space backgrounds or a sound effect or a weapons effect or the way the planet interacts with something, etc.).  This is where you guys come in: Make sure that the final released version of the game isn’t a 1.0 but is more like a 1.5 of a normal game.

Star Control: Origins – Fleet Battles BETA Raffle Giveaway