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If you don’t already have Offworld Trading Company and would like an RTS that focuses on economy, plays at the pace you want to play and has really intelligent AI players that you can configure you should definitely go grab Offworld Trading Company.


The first major DLC was just released for it, The Ceres initiative.  The base game takes place on Mars.  By contrast, Ceres takes you to the largest asteroid in the Mars/Jupiter asteroid belt and adds new resources an...
July 26, 2016 by pacov on pacov
I don't know if many people here have played or play RUST, but I've been really into it for few weeks and wanted to track my experiences and discuss with folks if anyone is interested.  Feel free to chime in if you like.  I'm currently playing on a very small server, but quite active (search justagame in the server browser).  IGN pacov.  I don't currently plan on streaming but might do so for raids.  

For folks that played Rust some time back, they rec...
July 15, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Gameranx has a list of the Best Strategy Games of 2016 - so far, and they have included both Ashes of the Singularity and Offworld Trading Company!

Check out the full list here....

June 23, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
 It's that time of the year again...the Steam Summer Sale has begun
Stardock's games and DLC are up to 75% off*, snag these deals while you can.  Offworld Trading Company
$39.99 Now $19.99

Ashes of the Singularity
$39.99 Now $19.99

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
$39.99 Now $9.99

Galactic Civilizations III
$39.99 Now $13.59


Additional titles on sale:Stardock Bundle 2016
$99.99 Now $49.99 Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate
$19.99 Now $4.99G...
May 20, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Great list that includes Ashes of the Singularity, Galactic Civilizations III, and Sorcerer King!


Impulse to GameStop

Back in 2011 Stardock sold its digital distribution platform, Impulse, to GameStop and began migrating its titles to Steam, GOG, Green Man Gaming, Gamersgate, and other sites.

Stardock Strategic Investment Fund

In 2013, we announced the formation of a strategic investment fund in which we invested in two types of studios: Ones that we directly founded and helped manage (see above) as well as helping fund promising new game studios (Mothership,...
A number of people online have asked me what I thought about the text of the GameSpot review. Maybe the reviewer didn’t have an axe to grind but rather just had legitimate criticisms of the game.

As previously mentioned, we had contacted Gamespot privately upon learning who the reviewer for Ashes was with our concerns that this reviewer might have an axe to grind (he used to give our titles high scores and then blocked me on social media and subsequently gave GalCiv III: Mercenaries a 4...
April 6, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock's CEO Brad Wardell talks about the past, present and future of the RTS genre on IGN.

"New technology drives innovation in game design. So far, PC gamers have gone through roughly 3 major generations of game technology:

DOS gamesWindows games with spritesWindows 32-bit games 3D graphicsOver the past year, we’ve begun to transition to a 4th generation:

64-bitMulti-CoreMulti-GPUWhat games will do with 4th generation game engines remains to be seen. Today I’m going ...
March 18, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Since the last edition of The Political Machine 2016 weekly stats, we’ve had a lot of developments in the primaries. It will be interesting to see the effects it has had on the game. The big primary in South Carolina for the democrats happened recently and Hillary Clinton easily took that state. Super Tuesday saw wins for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Ted Cruz. Subsequent primaries had Bernie Sanders picking up Michigan from Hillary, and various other states going to b...
March 11, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
AnandTech sat down with Microsoft's DirectX 12 lead, Direct3D principle lead, and co-founder of Oxide Games, Dan Baker to discuss the state of DirectX 12.

"Taking place next week is the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. GDC has been an important show for some time, but in recent years it has taken on an even bigger role as what happens and what is announced at GDC have greater implications for not just developers, but end-users as well. GDC has been the backdrop ...
February 26, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
In week 1 of our look at The Political Machine 2016 data, we saw that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were tied for wins in the game. Anything changed since we’ve had a couple primaries and endorsements in the past week or so? Let’s take a look….

Since week 1 we’ve had a big primary in Nevada which Hillary Clinton closely defeated Bernie Sanders for the democrats, and Donald Trump took the republican win with Marco Rubio taking 2nd, and Ted Cruz just behind him. South...
February 19, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
PC Gamer is giving away free Galactic Civilizations III keys in celebration of the release of Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries this week.

Enter now:

February 19, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
PCGamer has put up a list of the top strategy games available for the PC. Both Galactic Civilizations II and Sins of a Solar Empire made their list!

Galactic Civilizations 2
Andy Kelly: If you’ve ever wanted to conquer space with an army of customisable doom-ships, this is the strategy game for you. It has smart, creative AI, and a full-size game can take weeks to complete.   Sins of a Solar Empire
Chris Thursten: Sins captures some of the scope of...
February 15, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Recently, Stardock released The Political Machine 2016, which lets you run your own political campaign and see if you have what it takes to win the Presidency of the United States. Besides being a fun game to play, it also has a cool Metaverse feature that takes some of the data from the games and lets us view various stats, such as the top winning candidates.

See the 'Exit Polls' here.

Last week during the New Hampshire primary, I made a quick post about the top two winning c...
February 1, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We wanted to give a big thanks to AMD and AMD Gaming for having a station setup for Ashes of the Singularity for attendeees to check out!

Did anyone from the community happen to be there?