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By Steven Wong   //   October 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Galactic Civilization 3 Early Access Spotlight: The Art of Negotiation

The interstallar 4X strategy game Galactic Civilizations 3 enters a new Early Access phase with the patch that introduces diplomacy. Additionally, a new race enters the competition to become the biggest empire in the galaxy. We speak to lead game designer Paul Boyer to get all the details.

By Ozzie Mejia   //   May 21, 2014 3:15 PM

Offworld Trading Company bringing the free market to Mars on PC

Mars is about to be invaded... by capitalism! Up to eight players will ruthlessly fight one another using the free market in Offworld Trading Company, the upcoming PC game from former Civilization IV developer Soren Johnson.
By Alice O'Connor   //   February 7, 2014 6:00 AM

Stardock brings Dead Man's Draw from iOS to PC

Dead Man's Draw may have been Stardock's first mobile game, but gosh, the developer could hardly withhold its love from PC after all these nows. It's now launched the piratical card game for PC boxes, with all the freemium appendages rounded up and stitched on as standard, of course.
By Alice O'Connor   //   November 6, 2013 7:00 AM

Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson founds new studio

Eight months after joining Stardock, lead Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson has founded a new indie studio named after his haircut of choice, Mohawk Games. Announcing its first game, codenamed Mars, Johnson has said "The goal is to make games that will be played for years, based on elegant, replayable systems which are not limited by finite content creation."
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 26, 2013 8:00 AM

Stardock unveils Mobile division and first games

Stardock has made its name as a hardcore PC developer and publisher, and now is branching out into things what go in your pocket. The Stardock Mobile division has sprung into the world, revealing a starting lineup of three games--the first of which arrives in October. True to its roots, it's planning to put at least a little strategy at the heart of every one.
By Alice O'Connor   //   April 23, 2013 6:00 AM

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes rides out May 22

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes, the second standalone expansion for turn-based strategy Elemental, will launch for PC on May 22, developer Stardock has announced. As promised long ago, Legendary Heroes will be free for everyone who bought the original game before Halloween 2010, while owners of the previous expandalone Elemental: Fallen Enchantress can buy it for $20. Otherwise, it'll cost you $40.
By Alice O'Connor   //   March 4, 2013 3:15 PM

Stardock enlists Civ 4 designer Soren Johnson

Stardock has added another big Civilization gun to its own strategy game arsenal, enlisting Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson to work on its future games. The studio hired prolific Civ IV modder Derek 'Kael' Paxton to oversee its fantasy strategy series Elemental, now overseeing the whole games side of Stardock, and also picked up Civilization V lead designer Jon Shafer in 2011, though he's now off doing his own thing. Stardock likes Civ a bit, if you hadn't noticed.
By Alice O'Connor   //   February 6, 2013 3:45 PM

Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes expansion announced, drops Elemental name

The launch of the original Elemental: War of Magic was disastrous for developer Stardock, but a string of patches and the standalone expansion Elemental: Fallen Enchantress got the fantasy strategy series into pretty decent shape. Another expansion will arrive in April, Stardock announced yesterday, ditching the Elemental name entirely in Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes.