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Stardock Wants You To Fill Out A Survey So You Can Help Them Reboot Star Control

The most stringent warning I’ve seen on a game in Early Access so far has been the all caps WARNING THIS GAME IS IN EARLY DEVELOPMENT description for DayZ on Steam.

Stardock’s approach with Star Control is far less cantankerous, but certainly eyebrow raising all the same. Rather than trying to get people to flood in for early access through their founders program, Stardock wants only those who are absolutely dedicated. And you’ll have to take a survey to prove it.

Play A Game About The 2016 US Election

Because the actual US election promises to be the beginning of the End Of Days, it might be safer — and more fun — to just play a video game about it instead.

The Star Control Reboot Will Have An Entirely New Story And Aliens

Star Control is now in the hands of Brad Wardell’s Stardock and although the studio has some chops in the 4X department with Galactic Civilizations, it’s a tall ask to replicate the magic of the original games — especially SC II. Where before we had little to no information on the modern retelling, we now have some, thanks to an FAQ on Wardell’s blog.

How DLC Actually Helps Games

Reading the comments on my current survey about how publishers have violated gamers’ trust, it is clear that business practices around downloadable content have left a bad taste in many gamers’ mouths.

$US100 For An Alpha? Stardock's 4X Galactic Civilizations III Hits Steam

For Early Access games — and alphas in general — the trend is to offer the game at a lower price to entice people to pay for the privilege of playing / testing a busted version of your work. Stardock’s Galactic Civilizations III is one of a number of recent titles that’s drifted away from this model — instead, you’ll need to fork over more than what the final version will likely go for, in Stardock’s case, this the rather heavy amount of $US100.

Stardock's Star Control Reboot Could Feature 'DOTA-Style Super Melee'

The Star Control franchise? If you’re not up-to-date with the latest, the rights are currently in the hands of developer Stardock, best known for its Galactic Civilizations series. We know the company hasn’t been sitting idle with the property, but it’s only recently that CEO Brad Wardell has spoken about what plans it has for creating a new, modern instalment.

Stardock Deals Itself In To The Mobile Market

Dead Man’s Draw, a rather spiffy-looking card game for iOS, marks PC stalwart Stardock’s debut on mobile platforms.

Stardock Lawsuits Dropped, Ex-Employee Apologizes

Two lawsuits involving the gaming studio Stardock have been settled. As part of the settlement, the ex-employee participating in both suits has written a letter apologising to the studio for her involvement.

Someone Now Owns Homeworld. But Who?

Last week, the rights to Homeworld, a beloved old RTS series by Relic, went under the hammer as part of an auction following the closure of former publisher THQ.

Stardock: PC Gaming Is About To Break Free Of 'Poisonous' Decade-Old Standards

Every year, the people at PC developer Stardock (Sins of a Solar Empire) release a report to tell their customers and fans how it’s doing. Here’s the 2013 edition. But before you hop over there, check this out.

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