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  • Blog Post: Ashes Of The Singularity Public Beta Now Open

    Publisher Stardock has opened the beta for their large-scale RTS Ashes of the Singularity to the public. As the first native DirectX 12 game, Ashes of the Singularity will allow for more rendered units to be displayed on screen at the same time than any other RTS to date. Back in March, we saw Ashes... More
  • Blog Post: Galactic Civilizations III’s First Expansion Brings New Races And Mercenaries

    The 4X genre (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) continues to thrive, with pillar franchises continuing to fill PC gamers’ desire for domination. One of the most recent shining stars of the genre, Galactic Civilizations III, is about to get even bigger. The game has been updated a number... More
  • Blog Post: Build Your Fleet With Exclusive Ship Parts If You Purchase Galactic Civilizations III This Week

    Stardock is about to send Galactic Civilizations III into open space on Thursday. The game leaves the dry dock of early access and begins its exploration of the post-release universe. For those that do decide to conquer the galaxy this week, you’ll get something extra. Exclusive ship parts for... More
  • Blog Post: Former Ensemble Devs Working On RTS/RPG Hybrid With Customizable Robots

    Bonus XP, a studio made up of many former members of Ensemble Studios, has announced its first project. The team is working on a hybrid real-time strategy / role-playing game called Servo. The premise is that humanity has fled Earth after mucking it up somehow. After many years, we’ve returned... More
  • Blog Post: Start Conquering Again With The Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes 1.7 Patch

    A new update for Stardock's strategy title has gone live today bringing a host of updates and enhancements across the board. With the update come a handful of new screens. One of the most glaring issues noted in our review was the poor AI. Stardock promises that the AI now are capable of building... More
  • Blog Post: Nitrous Engine's 'Star Swarm' Demo Now Available On Steam

    At CES, Oxide Games and Stardock showed off a new game engine called Nitrous. Unlike many other engines, which are tailored for FPS games, Nitrous is designed for games like simulation titles, which require displaying tens of thousands of units onscreen at once. Now, players who are interested in learning... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization IV Lead Designer Founds Mohawk Games, Announces First Project

    A lot of changes have happened lately in the PC strategy scene, and Stardock CEO Brad Wardell has been at the center of much of it. In mid-October, Stardock announced the development of Galactic Civilizations III . A week later, the company announced it had provided some of the financing for a number... More
  • Blog Post: Industry Veterans Form Oxide Games, Prepare New Cross-Platform Engine

    As we enter the new console generation, engines have been as much a part of the conversation as the games they power. Electronic Arts has Frostbite 3 and Ignite. Ubisoft has Anvil Next, Disrupt, and the UbiArt Framework. Epic is readying Unreal Engine 4. A new company has been founded, and it's working... More
  • Blog Post: Stardock Announces Galactic Civilizations III

    Stardock has announced a new chapter in its acclaimed 4X strategy game. The game will be coming exclusively to "64-bit PCs" and will add deep levels of strategy and multiplayer to the experience - a first in series' history. The game will also feature a brand-new ship builder that puts... More
  • Blog Post: Stardock Launches Mobile Division

    Stardock Mobile is the official name for Stardock Corporation’s new mobile division, which will focus on strategy games within the lucrative mobile space. The new branch of publishing has three titles in the works, including two titles called Hero Busters and Star Trails that are both targeting... More
  • Blog Post: First Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion DLC Incoming This Summer

    Stardock's space strategy title Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion is expanding with the new Forbidden Worlds DLC. The add-on will release on June 5 for $4.99 with lots of new content to explore. Find out what you can expect from the Stardock's descriptions below and browse through the screen... More
  • Blog Post: Civ IV Designer Joins Stardock

    Soren Johnson will oversee the design of all games coming from the studio, which previously produced Galactic Civilizations, Elemental, and Fallen Enchantress. Few games in the strategy sphere are as universally adored as Civilization IV. Even now, many players still cling to that earlier entry even... More
  • Blog Post: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Has A Release Date

    Elemental: Fallen Enchantress has a release date, and it's soon. Keep an eye out for Fallen Enchantress on October 23 on PC. For more on the game and its relationship to War of Magic, check out Adam Biessener's story about the game's change in direction . More
  • Blog Post: Stardock Sues Former Employee

    Stardock filed a lawsuit against former marketing manager Alexandra Miseta alleging she deleted, destroyed, and/or stole materials for the game Elemental:War of Magic after she quit her job without notice. Miseta allegedly quit her job just weeks before the game's release in August 2010 and that... More
  • Blog Post: Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion Is Stardock's Fastest-Selling Game

    Because of the success of Stardock's latest title, its next game will be download only. The indie developer received mixed feedback when it announced that the free standing expansion to the space-based RTS would be only available through download. However, after releasing Sins of a Solar Empire:... More
  • Blog Post: Stardock Now Selling Games on Steam

    Stardock said today it will begin selling its own titles through Steam, Valve's digital distribution service, starting today with Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity. This news comes after the company unloaded its digital retail platform Impulse to GameStop earlier this year. “With the sale of... More
  • Blog Post: Is Steam Success Causing Half-Life’s Developmental Delay?

    Valve’s Half-Life is one of the most popular first person shooter series in the business, and yet it’s been almost seven years since we’ve seen an actual numbered entry in the franchise and over three years since Half-Life 2: Episode Two hit store shelves. Could something be holding... More
  • Blog Post: Impulse, Spawn Labs Acquired By GameStop

    Retail giant GameStop is expanding its Internet business with the purchases of a digital distribution service and a game streaming company. Impulse, Inc. is a subsidiary of Elemental developer/publisher and business software company Stardock. Its Impulse service functions much like Steam; it incorporates... More
  • Blog Post: Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion Announced

    Ironclad Games and Stardock unveiled a big expansion to the lauded real-time strategy title today. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion adds a wealth of ships, factions, and features to the already rich mix. If you're not familiar with Sins of a Solar Empire, you should be. The 2008 RTS combined 4X... More
  • Blog Post: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Takes Franchise In New Direction

    Stardock admitted Elemental: War of Magic's many failures in its 2010 Customer Report, released today, and gave a peek at the next Elemental game – which will be free to anyone who bought War of Magic in 2010. Fallen Enchantress shares some art assets and the fiction backstory with War of Magic... More
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