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March 3, 2008 by Draginol
I know I'm very happy with how well Sins of a Solar Empire has done. For its pre-release marketing, we d did a lot more with it in terms of screenshots. The game is really really pretty. I wonder how much of its success is due to the fact it just looks so darn cool?
February 26, 2008 by Draginol



UGO has reviewed Sins of a Solar Empire with the conclusions "This is the game Star Wars: Empire at War should have been". W00t!

Rating: A

You can see it here.

February 24, 2008 by Draginol

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A harsh lesson in dealing with the Advent - focus fire can kill you. The Advent have a whole set of abilities that deal damage back to enemies.

February 23, 2008 by Draginol

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February 22, 2008 by Draginol
The April 2008 edition of PC Gamer has a very thorough review of Sins of a Solar Empire. 91% and Editor's Choice!
February 20, 2008 by Draginol


For those of you who purchased Sins of a Solar Empire Collector's Edition (which is what you automatically get when you purchase directly from Stardock either digitally or the CE box) you get the Sins of a Solar Empire MyColors theme. Just type in your CE serial # (visit here to have Stardock email your serial #) into MyColors. If you have the CE version, you should be able to see it from the update page within Sins of a Solar Empire.

February 14, 2008 by Draginol
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February 7, 2008 by Draginol
After years of being told that PC gamers are really just console gamers but with different game controllers (mouse and keyboard) and that in-depth strategy was dying, we now have some conclusive evidence that no, that serious strategy games are alive and kicking. Behold: #1 at Gamespot: #1 at IGN: #1 at 1Up: And what about sales? #2 at, #3 at / Gamestop (And it sold out, they've replenished) Why is this significant? ...
February 6, 2008 by Draginol
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January 29, 2008 by Draginol
After more than a couple of years of work, Sins of a Solar Empire has gone gold. What an incredible journey it's been.  For the past year, Stardock, the developers of Galactic Civilizations and Ironclad, a new company made up of developers who worked on Homeworld: Cataclysm have been working together to try to create a 4X RTS.  Stardock and Ironclad pushed the release date back a few times to ensure that there was plenty of time to incorporate the features they wanted in as well a...
January 25, 2008 by Draginol
This morning I visited G4 and taped an episode of X-Play while I demoed Sins of a Solar Empire. The people there are totally awesome. Morgan Webb is totally awesome.  It's nice to get away from a debugger and get to actually visit and hang out with fellow gamers. Here's a link to the show. They're rebroadcasting it again later tonight.
January 20, 2008 by Draginol
December 17, 2007 by Draginol
  GameSpy has awarded Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar with its coveted expansion pack of the yeard award and rated it as the 4th top overall PC game of 2007 (just behind BioShock). Go here to read more about it.
March 11, 2006 by Draginol
Well, today got both slashdotted, Digged, and Neowin'ed at the same time. Why? It started earlier today.  Someone over at made an article that implied that Stardock wanted people to pirate our game, Galactic Civilizations II.  Which is definitely not true.  We need every sale we can get. But the argument was essentially that because our retail game has no copy protection that we essentially invite piracy. And since sales of the game have been so good, t...