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Posts tagged “Elemental: War of Magic”

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes: May

Last year's sequel-cum-remake* Fallen Enchantress went some way to redeeming the troubled launch of Stardock's Elemental, but Adam still came out of it thinking that "Elemental feels like it’s a few steps sideways from where I’d like it to be." The journey to make Elemental the strategy-roleplaying accomplishment we'd always isn't over, however - next month sees the release of expandelion Legendary Heroes.

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Spell It Out: Stardock On Fallen Enchantress

Last night I had a chat with Stardock's Derek Paxton, the man responsible for making sure the production of Fallen Enchantress – the follow-up expandalone to Elemental: War Of Magic – goes smoothly. Read on below for what he had to say about the upcoming game and the issues surrounding its creation.

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Fallen Enchantress Videos, Dedication

Stardock are running a video developer diary series detailing various aspects of the Elemental expansion, Fallen Enchantress. I've posted the first couple of these below, thanks to BluesNews. It's looking good, and lead designer Derek Paxton has told Gamespot that UI changes will make this game far easier to get to grips with than its troubled parent game. This time around it also has a…

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Elemental Expansion Is “A New Game”

Stardock have had some more to say about Fallen Enchantress, the recently-revealed expansion for their fantasy strategy game, Elemental - War Of Magic. The game, which will be free to everyone who bought Elemental before 2011, will be a standalone title, and should, Stardock have said, be regarded as a new game. Not least because it has a new team behind it: "Fallen Enchantress gives…

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Elemental Expands With Fallen Enchantress

(EDIT: OK, missed this. Fallen Enchantress will also be free to anyone who purchased Elemental before 2010 (Surely you mean 2011, Quinns? - Jim). That's a Hell of a thing.) Couple of things. First of all, Big Download's assembled the information on Elemental: War of Magic's upcoming expansion pack, Fallen Enchantress. Who is the Enchantress? Why did she fall down? Was she drunk? We don't…

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Civ V Designer To Work On Elemental

BigDownload scooped the news, using their giant info-bagger (which gnaws endlessly at the heart of the ever-growing internet), that Civilization V designer Jon Shafer has been hired by Stardock to work on Elemental, the turn-by-turn strategy game that appeared last year to a chorus of mixed frowns, but is now probably fine after a bunch of patching, we still haven't had time to check. Apparently…

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‘Ello: Elemental – War Of Magic 1.1 Update

Were you interested in Elemental: War of Magic but put off by all the reports of it being buggy? Did you instead choose to spend your week's shekels getting proper bum-guzzled on the danger liquid at your local alcobuilding? Well, perhaps now is the time to reconsider that lifestyle of yours. Stardock has released its monster 1.1 update for the game, fixing a whole hive…

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Elemental: Wardell Opens His Bally Veins

In what is hopefully the final word on the sorry release saga of Elemental, Stardock bossguy Brad Wardell has issued another remarkably frank public mea culpa, following the weekend's awful news that several Stardock staffers were to lose their jobs and a future project may be axed as a result of poor reviews and lower-than-hoped revenues for the roleplaying strategy game. While it's by now…

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“Blindness” Caused Elemental Release “Fail”

Stardock's Brad Wardell has given an extraordinary mea culpa in response to the furore surrounding the release of Elemental. Posting on the official Stardock forums, he explains that he doesn't think people have yet to "fully realize the completeness of Stardock's fail on Elemental's launch." He goes on to say that, "Elemental's launch is the result of catastrophic poor judgment on my part." The problem,…

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Impressions Of: Elemental – War Of Magic

In my time so far with Stardock's Elemental I've come to hate one thing above all overs. As in, its name. Which seems strange, because it's a name with a certain grandeur to it. It also pretty-much close to Google-proofs it when I'm scouring the Internet, trying to find out whether it's possible to do obscure and arcane things like - say - upgrade your…

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Wardell On “Unfinished” Controversy

Following yesterday's energetic discussions of Elemental's release state, Stardock CEO Brad Wardell has issued a statement which can be read in full below. In it Wardell addresses comments made on the Quarter to Three game forum, saying that the remarks about people not buying Stardock games if they disagreed about their state of completion were simply a heated remark to a friend: "This comment was…

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Stardock In “Unfinished” Game Drama

UPDATE: Stardock's own Gamer's Bill of Rights is no longer to be found on their site, which looked a bit odd. But actually you can still find it on its own site here. So that's that stuff out the window. Anyway, there's more... That'd be the Bill of Rights featuring the proud bulletpoint: "2. Gamers shall have the right to demand that games be released…

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Elemental’s Stylish Launch Trailer

Elemental - War Of Magic arrives next week, bringing with it a feast of 4X fantasy strategy-RPG happenings. Stardock have released a launch trailer which gives you a flavour of the game, and you can see that below. Personally, I've found it fascinatingly intricate, but a little tricky to get to grips with in the beta of the game. I've found the pace of things…

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Elemental Beta Two, For Pre-Ordererers

We're itchy for access to Elemental, Stardock's massive 4X fantasy strategy with delicious and nutritious RPG bits. Why? Read this. Pre-ordering types can get access right now, thanks to the second beta of the game, which is detailed over on the mail site. Also this beta guide goes into some of the detail that wasn't quite clear from Wardell's epic twelve-minute ramble from earlier in…

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Twelve Minutes Of Elemental

...as narrated by Brad Wardell. We're pretty excited about Stardock's forthcoming role-play strategy, not least after this interview, and this video gives you a bit more of a taste of what to expect. It's going to be a great big feast of a game, albeit for a slow-eater. This is not going to be a game for impatient folk, but it's almost certainly going to…

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The Year Ahead, Part Two

We're peering through the futurescope at the games we can expect to see in the coming year. There's plenty to work through, so let's get on with a look at some of the notable games of Spring and Summer 2010. (You can read part one here.)

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Earth, Wind and Footage: Elemental In-Game

When listening to the latest Three Moves Ahead about Demigod, I found myself over on Troy's blog nosing around. In it, I find something fun from GDC which we missed - namely, Stardock having released a little walkthrough video including the first public (if early) footage of Elemental: War of Magic. You'll remember Elemental from the memories laid down inside your noggin when we interviewed…

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Unknown Pleasures 2009: Elemental: War of Magic

Ever since RPS' inception, Stardock done nothing but to do things to further endear themselves to PC Gamers. A fountain of Gal Civ splenditude. A move into publishing with the brilliant Sins of a Solar Empire and the looking-brilliant DemiGod. Even pushing a gamers bill of rights. This is simply their next step, a Master-of-Magic inspired fantasy game which they've been working on for years…

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