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Sorcerer King summons two new sovereigns with Beta 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 13, 2014 2:00pm PST

Stardock's Sorcerer King is jumping into its second beta today with two new playable sovereigns and some new tricks for the evil King himself.


Galactic Civilization 3 Early Access Spotlight: The Art of Negotiation

By Steven Wong, Oct 16, 2014 10:00am PDT

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 a...


Sorcerer King is a 4X game set in an already-conquered world

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 02, 2014 9:00am PDT

Stardock is venturing into the 4X genre with the upcoming Sorcerer King, in which you've already lost and the world has already been conquered by an all-powerful AI.


"Lighthearted? Yeah.. no thanks. The vast majority of indie games I've been playing lately are a ..."

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Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes 'Adversaries' patch addresses buggy AI

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 25, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes doesn't have the smartest AI in the world, but developer Stardock is addressing that and a whole lot of other issues with the new 'Adversaries' patch.


"What about game, thrones, souls, champion, and countless others? I swear, browsing the app store ..."

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Offworld Trading Company bringing the free market to Mars on PC

By Ozzie Mejia, May 21, 2014 3:15pm PDT

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.


"Brad Wardell had to issue a work-hours ban on playing this game it seems."

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Stardock brings Dead Man's Draw from iOS to PC

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 07, 2014 6:00am PST

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, o...


"If you are referring to the iOS version, it went free a few months ago, so you can certainly ..."

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Civilization IV designer Soren Johnson founds new studio

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 06, 2013 7:00am PST

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 yea...


"Soren is an awesome guy - I met him at a board games party, he really gets deep into the ..."

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Galactic Civilizations 3 announced, pre-orders offering alpha and beta access

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2013 11:00am PDT

Stardock has announced Galactic Civilizations 3, and opened tiered pre-orders for alpha and beta access among other goodies.


"God damnit, I just bought Endless Space last week. Could have been a little sooner with this ..."

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Stardock unveils Mobile division and first games

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 26, 2013 8:00am PDT

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 t...


Stardock lawsuits settled after employee apologizes

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 24, 2013 11:55pm PDT

Stardock CEO Brad Wardell and a former employee have settled a pair of lawsuits, with the latter agreeing to write a formal letter of apology.


"Hyuk-yuk! Around here, we call it Starcock! Got a problem with that, missy?"

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Total Annihilation, Star Control, Master of Orion IPs sold off at Atari auction

By John Keefer, Jul 22, 2013 8:30am PDT

Atari has auctioned off several of its prominent video game assets, and if everything is approved by a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday, popular franchises such as Total Annihilation, Master of Orion, Star Control and Battlezone will have new homes.


"both were amazing. Great floaty tank driving to go with the rtsing, sneaky unit sniping etc."

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Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes rides out May 22

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 23, 2013 6:00am PDT

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 Hallo...


"This is actually an extremely well-timed release. Plenty of time to dig into this before Age of ..."

- tw3kr see all 14 comments

Stardock enlists Civ 4 designer Soren Johnson

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2013 3:15pm PST

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 o...


"Was this the one that we got for free if we ordered elemental? "

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Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes expansion announced, drops Elemental name

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 06, 2013 3:45pm PST

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, Star...


"Yep, I am in the free club as well, having been suckered in to buying the original at launch. I ..."

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Elemental: Fallen Enchantress launches October 23

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 10, 2012 6:30am PDT

Elemental: War of Magic was disastrous for Stardock. At launch in August 2010 it was buggy, unbalance, and just, well, a bit bad. Poor sales led to layoffs and the whole affair severely harmed Stardock's hard-earned reputation. A lot clearly hangs upon expansion-turned-stand...


"Woohoo! Another poopy stardock game! I wonder which employee Brad Wardell will sexually ..."

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