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Every day, more and more people are becoming aware of intellectual property. As a software developer, this is great!

When I started my career, I routinely ran into people who couldn't understand how someone could justify $100 for a piece of software when it only "cost" $5 to produce it because they didn't understand the concept of intellectual property.

Unfortunately, enough people know just enough to get themselves into trouble.  So in this article I will try to walk lay people throu...
I have watched this so many times.

With our work on Star Control: Origins, we now have an engine that really could create a truly sophisticated battle system like this.  I wouldn't want to do this for Star Control since the charm of its battles is that they are fast and and simple.

But I bet I'm not the only person who would like to see a modern game that takes all the various systems into account.  There are some interesting ones I've seen that remind me of FTL but I'd want ...
Those of you who are familiar with Galactic Civilizations, Ashes of the Singularity, Sins of a Solar Empire or any of our other games knows the power of visual progress.

I suspect there are a few of you who would have wished that Galactic Civilizations III v1.0 had waited until we had done Crusade and released that at version 1.0.  Of course, strategy games are a very tricky thing because they tend to be about "the feature" whereas an RPG like Star Control is about the story and imm...
One of the things Stardock is, unfortunately, known for is releasing games as soon as they are "complete".  That is, complete from a technology point of view (i.e. not buggy, feature complete, etc.).

Star Control, however, is our first RPG.  Unlike strategy games, RPGs have to be played over...and over...and over to get them to feel just right.  Which means that Star Control: Origins was complete back in May but our release date is September 20.  

To be sure, there...
April 27, 2018 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
I've noticed that they changed the interface. 
 

The core game loop of Star Control: Origins is pretty damn fun so far (I think anyway).  But what we think will help it stand out is the sheer depth of the universe you are playing in.

There are no rails in this game.  There is an overall story arch with many many side-stories in the universe to go to.  And there are many different paths you can take.  You don't have to be, for instance, the good guy. 

Having many different ways to explore the univers...
Hey Brad if your wondering what I would like to see back is Fantasy Star. What I like is 3, aND 4. I tried 2, but playing backwards doesn't work to well. Please bring it back. I would like to see a modern version of this. 

Another good game would be like if you combine spore with virtual village redone, with empire earth 3, with sins of a solar empire, and spore. Now that the sins are bankrupt. Spore should not be that hard to get. If microsoft wont give up empire earth 3; then, maybe th...
June 27, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
The Steam Summer Sale has been up for several days, so lets ask the community what games they have picked up so far?

 
This is a sequal to my favorite sega genesis mutant legue football.
One of the things that I tend to fixate on is the shape of my territory.  Anyone else like this?

In GalCiv III: Crusade, I re-wrote how the territory expands.  Crusade comes out this Spring.
February 28, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
AMD is having a livestream at GDC today.

"On February 28, kick off your GDC with an exclusive glimpse into the Summer of Radeon and beyond! Our feature-packed show will be highlighted by the hottest new graphics and VR technologies propelling the game industry forward – with previews of the summer’s hottest PC games and VR experiences from the biggest names in the business."

Check it out here...

http://radeon.com/en-us/gdc-2017/

 
January 19, 2017 by the_Monk on monk
So....this game ASTRONEER....is in pre-ALPHA.

All I have to say is that the pre-ALPHA for ASTRONEER is worlds better than most BETA's and even many full-release games I've played lately!

 

Think 'space-engineers' married to 'minecraft' wrapped up in the art style of 'no man's lie'.

 

http://astroneer.space/

On STEAM the almost 12 thousand reviews are 90% positive, and that's for a pre-ALPHA.

http://store.steampowered.com...
November 22, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Hello everyone!

This week is the Thanksgiving holiday for many of us, and due to that we are having an adjusted holiday schedule for our regular Twitch streams.

Holiday week schedule:

Wednesday - Ashes: Escalation stream

Thursday - No stream

Friday - No stream

All streams should return to the normal scheduling next week. 

Please be sure to follow our Twitch channel for updates: https://www.twitch.tv/stardock

 
November 18, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
RPS has a list of the 50 best strategy games on the PC and has Offworld Trading Company and Galactic Civilizations II on the list!

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/11/18/the-50-best-strategy-games-on-pc/12/
November 17, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Kotaku has an article up with a list of some games that would make great holiday gifts, but might not be on your list. We're excited to see Offworld Trading Company included!

Read more here...

http://kotaku.com/video-games-most-people-wont-ask-for-this-holiday-seaso-1788673820