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Published on October 18, 2016 By Frogboy In Star Control Journals

With Star Control: Origins announced, people are wondering who Stardock is and what we’re all about.  Many of you are already familiar with us but for those who aren’t, here’s a background.

Game History


When you read the comments on Stardock’s history we’re best known for our work on Galactic Civilizations and Sins of a Solar Empire.  You will also see some people mention Elemental which had a rough launch but came back with its sequel and expansion (which were given to Elemental early adopters owners for free).

For Star Control: Origins, we have created a new studio.  It is made up by industry veterans from Firaxis, Big Huge Games, Relic and of course Stardock.  Because of the size of the project, Stardock has teamed its partner studios together: Stardock’s new Towson Maryland studio + Soren Johnson’s Mohawk Games (helping with the art direction, networking and design support) + Oxide Games (Nitrous game engine).  It’s an amazing team of people who know Star Control inside and out.

Our general development philosophy has been to work with gamers to make sure the final game is really good.  It’s probably for this reason that Stardock, as a publisher, has one of the highest metacritic averages in the industry.  You are not just a customer, you’re part of the team and we’re very excited to have you here.

on Oct 26, 2016

Look I'll tell you that what hooked me to Stardock was, Object Desktop, Window Blinds and all the wonderful desktop toys from over the years. The games are a plus but don't forget these. That's how SD got started and what made you so popular. Just Saying.

on Oct 27, 2016

It was definitely Window Blinds and Object Desktop that had brought me in but I was well aware of Stardock before that.  I had picked up some good games through the Impulse desktop client.  Seems like not that long ago when I had purchased Demigod, although it was a long time ago.  More recently I picked up Start8 and then upgraded to Start10 to give my bartop arcade a less menacing feel when I'm forced into Windows.  I have always come to Stardock for quality apps and great support.

on Oct 27, 2016

Make sure you check out the Object Desktop 2017 article I put up today: 

on Nov 23, 2016

do you have pictures of your office and the people in it?