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October 12, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
We are going to have a lot more Twitch streams for Stardock games coming up. We are looking at having a stream each day for various games hosted by Stardock and from members of our community.

I wanted to post our weekly schedule here, and make sure to check back for updates or additions.

You can also follow our Twitch channel to be notified when a stream is live.

2pm ET
Offworld Trading Company 

2pm ET
Ashes of the Singula...
September 20, 2016 by Draginol on Brad Wardell - Opinionated Techie
Stardock has updated its popular strategy game, The Political Machine 2016 with new issues and new candidates to run with including Jill Stein, Bill Weld and Tim Kaine.  In addition, new issues like the National Anthem protest have also been added into the game’s simulation.

In The Political Machine, you run for President of the United States. You can run using existing candidates such as Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or create your candidate.  One recent update allows you to si...
September 19, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Check out Stardock's CEO, Brad Wardell, on the latest eXplorminate podcast!

"Join Nate and Troy as they speak with Brad Wardell, the man behind Stardock, about all things Galactic Civilizations 3, Sorcerer King, Ashes of the Singularity, Offworld Trading Company, Star Control and much much more!"

Listen to the podcast here....
September 2, 2016 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Stardock will be doing Let's Plays on its latest games starting at 2pm with Brad Wardell (designer of Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity) playing Sorcerer King: Rivals and Ashes of the Singularity in the afternoon.

Subscribe to:

2pm: Sorcerer King: Rivals

4pm: Ashes of the Singularity Multiplayer

Feel free to hop in and ask any questions. Brad is the CEO of Stardock.
Some people say that the dream job is to play video games, write about those games, take videos of them, etc. That job does exist and Stardock is looking to hire someone to do it.

The job is called Content Developer.

What does this job entail? Basically, playing our games and helping us get the word out to people what we’re doing via video, articles, screenshots, etc.

Here’s an example using our friends at Firaxis as an example:
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 ...