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Sins II: Dev Journal 14 - A Post Mortem Playthrough Adventure

A number of fans have asked us about how Sins II plays, both from a new and returning user perspective. This past weekend, we played a 10-player dev FFA bout where I took the role of a TEC loyalist empire. Let’s walk through how things went! As a TEC player, I start the game with a home planet, large and small ship factories, and a Refit Bay. I also get two scout corvettes which automatically set out to reveal my surrounding area. As with Sins: Rebellion, my first capital ship is free, so ... [read more]

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Video Blog: History of Sins of a Solar Empire

Sins of a Solar Empire exploded onto the real-time strategy scene in 2008 and wowed genre enthusiasts with its seamless blend of RTS and 4X gameplay, amazing graphics and deep strategy. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is still well loved today with thriving modding and multiplayer scenes. Now, Ironclad Games and Stardock return with Sins of a Solar Empire II, a long awaited and much anticipated sequel to the hit series. With all new strategic and tactical gameplay elements, reworked mec... [read more]

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Sins II: Dev Journal 13 - Gameplay Trailer Breakdown

We thought it might be helpful to point out some details in our gameplay trailer that illustrate some key differences between Sins 2, Sins: Rebellion, and other strategy games (especially of this scale). You can view the full video below: The Planner This scene shows how planets orbit and phase lanes change. The speed is accelerated to exaggerate the feature but it actually occurs very slowly giving players time to plan their defensive and offensive strategies. Planets close to t... [read more]

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Sins II: Dev Journal 12 - Advent Rising

For this blog post, I want to give our fans an update on what we’re working on for this summer. We recently announced that the Advent would be arriving for summer, but there’s a whole lot more that we have in store for everyone. I’ll start off with what everyone’s been clamoring for…. The Advent “The Advent , whose society is known collectively as “The Unity,” is a highly advanced pseudo-religious civilization that relies heavily on spiritualism, psychic prowess and cybernetic technolo... [read more]

News


Sins of a Solar Empire II to Release on Steam this Summer

Sequel to beloved strategy title features new asymmetric playstyles, dynamically changing maps, deeper tactical combat, expanded strategic depth, and more Wishlist Sins of a Solar Empire II on Steam The battle for galactic supremacy continues as Stardock and Ironclad Games will bring Sins of a Solar Empire II to Steam this Summer. Sins of a Solar Empire II seamlessly combines real-time strategy and 4X depth, delivering sprawling empires, huge tactical fleet battles, an... [read more]

Stardock Entertainment Announcements


Crains Detroit Business Interviews Stardock

'We're the most famous company you've never heard of': A conversation with Michigan's oldest video game developer By Anna Fifelski Brad Wardell, 52, founded Stardock Corp. in 1991 as an undergraduate student at Western Michigan University. Decades later, it is the largest software and video game development company in Michigan. Later this year, Stardock will release the fourth version of its simulation game, The Political Machine, as well as an expansion for Galactic C... [read more]

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