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Offworld Trading Company gets free-to-play multiplayer mode

The criminally underrated economic real-time strategy game Offworld Trading Company (which was developed by the lead designer of Civilization IV) has officially transitioned into a free-to-play model for its multiplayer mode. As of yesterda...

 
 
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Star Control: Origins quietly reappears on Steam

Just before the turn to 2019, Star Control: Origins was removed from Steam and GOG due to a DMCA takedown notice from two of the creators behind the original series. Publisher of Origins, Stardock, took to the Steam community forums to to l...

 
 
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Checking out the battle system of Star Control: Origins

I have a heavy bias toward Star Control. It is one of the first PC games I ever fell in love with alongside MYST, though my original introduction to the series took place on the Sega Genesis. The original Star Control is likely not worth go...

 
 
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It's a good time to be a fan of Star Control

There has been a surprising amount of Star Control news lately and it's good news, at that. If you missed it, the original creators of Star Control II -- Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III, whose studio Toys for Bob has understandably kept busy ...

 
 
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New Star Control screenshots and Founders Program

Star Control II is one of the best games ever made. Getting that out of the way, I was pretty happy when Stardock announced last year that they would be reviving the series. The original creators Paul Reiche and Fred Ford will not be d...

 
 
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Humble Stardock Bundle is well worth your money

Deep breath. 👏 Buy 👏 this 👏 bundle 👏 so 👏 you 👏 can 👏 get 👏 Offworld 👏 Trading 👏 Company. 👏 Read it again. Did you do it? Good. Now let's look at all th...

 
 
 
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We've got to go to Mars in Offworld Trading Company

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 of metal and m...

 
 
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In the world of Sorcerer King everything is terrible

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 gamebreaking bugs, an...

 
 
 
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Mohawk Games founded by former Civilization developers

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 director from Civili...

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

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, which means the...

 
 
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Stardock announces Galactic Civilizations III

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 with additions l...

 
 
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Stardock plans to reboot Star Control

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 expect the new S...

 
 
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Preview: Quashing the Rebellion in a Sinful Solar Empire

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, three new factions,...

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

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 already availabl...

 
 
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Brad Wardell on the future of Stardock and gaming

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 ...

 
 
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Stardock's CEO on the Impulse/GameStop deal

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 the Impulse/Gam...

 
 
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Indie dev drops sales through Impulse following takeover

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: We are ending ...

 
 
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Crashes and drama surround Elemental's launch

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. But wait, the s...

 
 
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Demigod patch time: Introducing the Demon Assassin

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 biggest addition is...

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

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 are going to l...

 
 
 
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Stardock talks Demigod multiplayer issues

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 users to be enou...

 
 
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How GameStop stole Stardock's Easter

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 giant.For whatever...

 
 




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