Revisiting Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters® Debuts on Steam

Gaming Staff • February 19, 2024

Pistol Shrimp Games, founded by veterans of Toys for Bob, has released the classic science-fiction action-adventure game Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters on Steam. This game, renowned for its rich story and open universe, has inspired many visionaries in the video game industry. Players become the captain of the last human starship, with Earth trapped under a hostile forcefield, and must build their fleet, battle enemy starships, and explore thousands of alien worlds to save humanity.

Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters is set in a universe that has inspired games like Mass Effect, Subnautica, and Stellaris. It boasts a diverse cast of characters, from the cowardly Spathi to the enigmatic Orz, and features fast-paced space battles with 25 different starships. Players can befriend, threaten, or fight these aliens, play standalone Super Melee, and tinker with the game's open-source code and content.

Pistol Shrimp Games, founded by Paul Reiche III, Fred Ford, Ken Ford, and Dan Gerstein, continues the legacy of this celebrated part of gaming history under the Free Stars name. A direct sequel to Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters is currently in development.

Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters is available now for free on Steam for Windows PC. Players can follow Pistol Shrimp Games and Free Stars: The Ur-Quan Masters on various social media platforms and join the community on Discord and Reddit.


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