[From the back cover]:
"Feb. 17, 2167. Deep Space Colony Unzervald: Final Log Entry.
After being marooned on this distant world for nearly 20 years, we now have engineered a launch vehicle with enough power to leave the system. Many of the colonists are too weak for hyperspace. I am faced with the task of choosing 30 of the most fit to accompany me. My mission is clear: find out if our forces or the evil Ur-quan prevailed in the galactic war. And most importantly, discover if our planet survived.
Explore and liberate over 3000 planets in 500 star systems.
Make contact with over 18 alien races. Some friendly. Some fiendish.
Unravel mind-boggling mysteries. Uncover plots within plots. Command a reconfigurable flagship escorted by an armada of fighters.
3-D rotating planets and fractal-generated planet surfaces.
Ultra-brilliant 256-color VGA graphics. Revolutionary digital sound & music.
Master 25 distinctly different spacecraft in the heat of combat.
Fight an enemy team with up to 14 ships in the "Super Melee" bonus game."
"The [Ur-Quan Masters] project started in August 2002, when Toys For Bob released the partially ported sources of Star Control 2 3DO version to the fan community. Our goal is to port this wonderful [Star Control II] game to current personal computers and operating systems. It is and will remain 100% free of charge, and anyone can contribute to the project and thus help make it even better. For more information, look at our info page."
Due to licensing issues the free version of Star Control II was renamed to Ur-Quan Masters.