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I work at Stardock and those of you who follow my journals know I’m pretty opinionated (see “Kudos to Good old Games”, “Happy about Steam”, “Don’t blame the pirates”).  So let me give my 2 cents on why the young studio, Ironclad Games is already so successful.  I’m not speaking for them. This is just my opinion on what makes a new studio successful.

Who is Ironclad? The founders of Ironclad Games are industry veterans. They worked on Homeworld: Cataclysm and other pretty well kno...
Had a great multi-star game today.  Here’s some screenshots from that game:


What's New In Diplomacy?Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy is the second and final expansion pack to the award-winning PC strategy game, Sins of a Solar Empire. 

When the two expansion packs are combined with the original, you end up with Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity.

Diplomacy builds onto the foundation put in place with Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment (the first expansion pack).  Here we’ll take you on a guided tour of what it brings to the table… ...
Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy is the second expansion pack for Sins of a Solar Empire. Combined with the original and the first expansion pack (Entrenchment) you get Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity.
I love Sins of a Solar Empire.

I loved it when it came out. It got even better with Entrenchment. But for me, Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy helps take it to a new level. When combined, you get Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity.

Don’t have Sins of a Solar Empire? Get it. Now. Stop reading this and go get it.

For every PC gamer who has loved games like Total Annihilation, Warcraft, Age of Empires or Homeworld, this is the game for you. It has incredible scale. It has truly uniqu...

From Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy

Curious about some of the quick highlights of Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy? I threw together a quick video demo to walk players to show what we have in beta 2.

If you don’t have Sins of a Solar Empire visit to get it. You can get Beta 2 of Sins Diplomacy right now (it’s pretty solid at this point).  Whether you like it single player or multiplayer, I think you’ll find DIplomacy to be well worth it.
Developer Ironclad Games and publisher Stardock Entertainment have teamed up to bring you the first micro-expansion pack to Sins of a Solar Empire.

Right now, we plan on doing 3 of these micro expansions and then rolling them together as a single traditional expansion pack.  The intro pricing for each micro expansion is about $10 so you get a ton of new features for a tiny price.

Based on sales so far, it seems gamers do like the idea of being able to pick up expansions in bite-si...


Today Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment BETA 1 goes up and this article will give you a quick run through of some of the features and what we're hoping to get out of it.

First thing to be aware of: Installing the BETA of Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment overwrites your existing Sins install. So you'll want to back up Sins if you want to switch back and forth.



Now, for people who play on-line, we're still working on some of the issues with the ICO s...
This is the chat log from the February 1st Developer chat in #sins on  I've cleaned up the log for readability and to remove extra bits like join/leave messages etc.  I've also grouped responses by question as things were jumbled a few times during the chat.

Session Start: Fri Feb 01 20:01:21 2008
<SD-Zoomba> Welcome everyone to the Sins of a Solar Empire Developer Chat
<SD-Zoomba> To start with, lets go around the chat and let everyone from IC an...
October 11, 2007 by Yarlen on Yarlen's Treehouse
During the development of Galactic Civilizations II, Frogboy tried to get me to write developer journals for it. I never did, mainly because I honestly didn't know what to write at the time. Most of the work I did on GalCiv II was feedback to the rest of the team, and late in the process, on business stuff (I only officially took on Stardock's publishing section after the game shipped). With Sins there actually is stuff I feel I can write about, so prepare to be subjected to the first of po...
September 27, 2007 by Zoomba on The Random Thoughts of a Bored Geek
Welcome To the Sins of a Solar Empire Developer Journals Forum.

In the coming months, the team at Ironclad games will be posting periodic developer journals, talking about what goes into making a game like Sins of a Solar Empire.  Hopefully these journals will give you better insight into how certain decisions were made and answer questions you may have about the game.

This forum is restricted so that only Ironclad or Stardock employees can create threads.  However, anyone c...