Posts Tagged ‘Stardock’

Stardock Announce Star Control: Origins For 2017

Stardock today announced Star Control: Origins [official site], a prequel to the classic sci-fi RPG-o-adventure-a-action-ish games. It’ll put players in charge of Earth’s first starship, seeing what’s out there in The Big Black. Strange and wonderful things, is what. Do see Cobbo’s love for Star Control II before reading on. Okay, let’s continue.

We’ve known for years that Stardock were working on this, since they up the rights in Atari’s fire sale, but now Star Control: Origins has a name and a wee gameplay trailer. Point your space telescopes in this direction: Read the rest of this entry »

Ashes Of The Singularity’s Escalation Due In November

Stardock’s gorgeous-but-very-plain RTS Ashes of the Singularity [official site] is getting its first standalone expansion with on November 3rd. Yes, the name sounds very much like it could be a new mode or expansion in nearly any other game, but that’s the name they¬†went with. Read the rest of this entry »

Sorcerer King: Rivals Brings Expandalone Godhood

Winter is coming - keep feeding gold pieces into the meter.

Stardock today released Sorcerer King: Rivals [official site], a standalone expansion to 2015’s fantasy turn-based strategy game Sorcerer King. While that was about stopping a dark overlord from ascending to godhood and killing all the fluffy kittens, or whatever it is dark gods get up to, Rivals lets players be y’know rivals. Players get to seek godhood too this time, and I’m sure you have a lot of ideas about what you can do to fix up the world. Maybe magically fix all vending machine so no one ever again ends up on an icy train platform at 2am weeping and shouting at a wonky wire spiral which has cruelly imprisoned their Twix. For starters, anyway.

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We Spoke To Developers About Steam User Reviews

Recent changes to Steam reviews, which filter out reviews from keys that weren’t purchased directly through Valve’s digital store, have caused all sorts of worry and concern. The intent is to remove false positives in the form of reviews exchanged for keys and the like, but legitimate reviews are also affected. Games that were Kickstarted no longer have their backers’ assessment contributing toward the rating Steam displays at the top of the page, and people buying through Humble Bundles or elsewhere are similarly excluded by default.

We contacted a variety of developers and publishers, including Larian, Stardock and Mode 7, to hear if they thought the move might stamp down on unfair practices, or whether it would end up hurting rather than helping.

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Sorcerer King’s Rivals Standalone Expansion Announced

Stardock have announced a standalone expansion for their turn-based strategy ’em up Sorcerer King. Named Rivals [official site], it’ll give players a chance to go toe-to-toe with the Sorcerer King by collecting magic to ascend to godhood themselves. Our Adam quite liked Sorcerer King, saying it “deserves plaudits for being something altogether different rather than yet another iteration of a game we’ve been playing for decades.” Rivals may sound like it’s returning to more familiar territory but hey, we’ll have to wait a bit – until “late summer” – to see how it turns out.

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8 Years On, New Sins Of A Solar Empire DLC

I remember when it were all Sins of A Solar Empire [official site] ’round these parts. Couldn’t move for Rossignols and Gillens talking about spaceship real-time strategy/4X games. Over eight chuffing years later, oh God I am so old, Ironclad and Stardock’s space management’n’war-em’up is still going strong. It was reinvigorated with the shinier Rebellion expandalone in 2012, which has just now received new, criminal empire-focused DLC that also includes a slew of new maps.

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Offworld Trading Company Launches Map Editor DLC

Our Adam was awfully fond of Offworld Trading Company [official site], making kissy faces as he called the real-time financial strategy game “an exceedingly intelligent game” and “one of the smartest strategy games I’ve ever played.” Smitted. If you also sent a big fluffy teddy bear to designer Soren Johnson (formerly of Firaxis) and his studio Mohawk Games, you may well like to know that it now has a map editor. You might be a touch less pleased to hear it’s paid DLC. But what do I know about you?

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