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Strength in numbers
Real-time strategy titles often feel large-scale by design. There are a whole bunch of units on the battlefield, and the player's tasked with directing them all simultaneously. Even if there aren't that many actual parts in t... read feature

Start the reactor
In a future where corporate greed has depleted the Earth's resources, humanity has taken to space to acquire the goods needed for survival. The asteroid belt was supposed to be the great salvation, an almost limitless bastion... read feature

Evil will always triumph because good is dumb
This turn-based fantasy/strategy with city-building elements is super enjoyable. Even in Steam Early Access, it's got a surprising amount of polish, more so than several AAA games I can think of. I have encountered no gamebr... read feature

Offworld Trading Company

Civ IV lead designer's Offworld Trading Company hits Early Access


Space Truckers
Feb 12
Mohawk Games, formed by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, released its first title on Steam Early Access today. Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game that focuses on economic might as opposed to gi... read
Ex-Civ devs start studio

Mohawk Games founded by former Civilization developers


Backed by Stardock
Nov 06
The lead designer of Civilization IV, Soren Johnson, has started up his own studio called Mohawk Games. If one Civilization veteran isn't enough to make you happy, the co-founder of the studio is Dorian Newcomb, the art direc... read
Oxide Games

Ex-Firaxis and Microsoft devs create new 64-bit engine


Giant brains want to create shiny graphics
Oct 28
A group of game development gurus have banded together to form Oxide Games, and their first plan is to make a 64-bit game engine called Nitrous. This new engine will focus on taking better advantage of multi-core processors, ... read
GalCiv III

Stardock announces Galactic Civilizations III


Pay now for guaranteed beta access
Oct 15
Stardock is back with the game many of its fans have been craving: Galactic Civilizations III. This key franchise in the 4X space strategy genre is going to be more of the same, building on what's been a successful formula w... read
Star Control

Stardock plans to reboot Star Control


Inspired by Firaxis' template for XCOM
Jul 23
Galactic Civilizations developer Stardock is set to take on Star Control, a classic series by any measure, after picking up the rights from Atari. What are the studio's plans? CEO Brad Wardell has some reassuring words: "We e... read

Rebellion is a standalone expansion to the 2008 strategy game of the year, Sins of a Solar Empire. Elaborating upon the bare-bones story from the first title and subsequent DLC, adding two new classes of ships, thre... read feature

Sins of a Solar Empire now on Steam, more Stardock coming


Nov 16
Guess what, Steam gamers? (I think that's just about everyone on PC these days.) Stardock is now offering its games on the popular digital distribution service. The first title, Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity, is a... read

Following his elaboration on why he sold Impulse to GameStop in a recent interview, Stardock's Brad Wardell slowly moved away from the business mindset of representing a company involved in a major industry deal, and slowly opened up about how Stardock's renewed freedom will affect its games as well as providing insights into his vision for the future of gaming. read feature


Earlier this week, one indie studio had to make a snap decision (based on a lot of factors) and decided to stop selling its game on Impulse, Stardock's digital distribution service, after GameStop officially takes over. When ... read feature

Indie dev drops sales through Impulse following takeover


Apr 06
Indie developer Blind Mind Studios has decided to remove the option to purchase their game Star Ruler from Impulse after GameStop officially takes over the digital distribution service from Stardock. As their website states: ... read

Crashes and drama surround Elemental's launch


Aug 25
This is just painful. The new Stardock strategy game for PC, Elemental: War of Magic, is going through a rough time: its launch this week has been met with game-breaking bugs and crashes, much to the dissatisfaction of fans. ... read

Demigod patch time: Introducing the Demon Assassin


Nov 23
It sure has been quiet on the Demigod front lately. You know what that means -- time for a patch! Ready for download as of today, v1.2 is an exciting development for anyone deeply routed in the game's inner workings. The bigg... read

Brad Wardell on GFWL: 'You can't do that on the PC'


Oct 02
In an interview with Shacknews, Stardock's Brad Wardell gave some great insight into why the company has been fighting so heavily for PC gamers' rights, which you should read about. But for the sake of this story, however, we... read

Will digital distribution 'save' PC gaming? Some think so


Sep 10
More and more these days, anytime you see the word "digital distribution" in a sentence, chances are high you can also find "Stardock" nearby. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- Stardock CEO Brad... read

Stardock talks Demigod multiplayer issues


Apr 17
It's undoubtedly been a long, long week for the good folks at Stardock. I'm not even sure where to begin, actually. The company had originally intended (and planned for) a multiplayer infrastructure that could handle 50,000 u... read

How GameStop stole Stardock's Easter


Apr 14
While most of us were off stuffing our faces with chocolate eggs and persevering against the evil that is the Easter Bunny, the support team for the recently released Demigod was hard at work no thanks to a certain retail gia... read

Impulse gets a new GUI, Goo support, and much more


Apr 08
Today will undoubtedly be a day of celebration for Stardock, for digital distribution platform Impulse got its third major update yesterday, and it was a doozy. Seeing as how one of the most noticeable changes for the client ... read

Demigod goes gold, Collector's Edition gets unboxed


Apr 06
Admit it, you've sped home after purchasing a hotly anticipated game and proceeded to pour the box's contents all over your floor like a sugar-crazed child who just smashed his way through a pinata. The folks at Stardock can ... read

The solution to the DRM crisis? Goo, of course!


Mar 26
Although Valve recently declared how it intends to make digital rights management obsolete with Steamworks, I think many of us are hesitant to believe that one solution from a single company is enough to remedy the current DR... read

Space ships, missiles, and aliens populate these new Endless Universe screens


Sep 12
Here’s a gallery full of shiny new screens from Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe, the upcoming add-on to Stardock’s space-faring strategy game Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. Along with toting n... read

Sins of a Solar Empire shifts over 500,000 units


Sep 05
PC developer and publisher Stardock -- a company well known for treating their customers with respect -- has revealed that Ironclad Games’ real-time strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire has sold over 500,000 units since... read

Stardock drafts "The Gamer's Bill of Rights," steals my heart


Aug 29
Not only does independent developer/publisher Stardock put out some great strategy games, they’re also somewhat well known for completely omitting any sort of DRM in their releases. Building upon this idea of actually, ... read






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