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Civilization 4 lead designer starts Mohawk Games

Soren Johnson, best known for being the lead designer on Civilization 4, has founded Mohawk Games through the Stardock Strategic Investment Fund. The founding of the studio was hinted at by Stardock CEO Brad Wardell earlier this year, who will serve as president of the company. Rounding out the tri...

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Stardock lawsuits reach settlement, dismissed with prejudice

Two lawsuits concerning Sins of a Solar Empire publisher Stardock have been dismissed, Kotaku reports. One lawsuit, from the company's former marketing manager Alexandra Miseta, accused Stardock CEO Brad Wardell of sexual harassment. The other lawsuit came from Stardock against Miseta, alleging tha...

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Stardock announces dev investment fund, showing two new games this year

Developer Stardock has announced the beginning of an investment fund to support up-and-coming developers. When Stardock sold distribution service Impulse to GameStop, it earned "some unprecedented opportunities," says CEO Brad Wardell. The fiscal boon will help "to keep Stardock small and invest in...

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Stardock responds to sexual harassment claims by former marketing manager against CEO

Stardock's former marketing manager Alexandra Miseta is now discussing publicly a 2010 lawsuit she filed against company CEO Brad Wardell for sexual harassment. Providing documents to Kotaku, Miseta's suit claims "repeated and near-daily comments, innuendos, advances, and other offensive conduct of...

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Stardock alleges former marketing manager impaired Elemental: War of Magic's launch, files suit [Update]

Michigan-based developer Stardock is suing its ex-marketing manager Alexandra Miseta for over $1 million in damages, alleging actions she made during her employment impaired the quality of Elemental: War of Magic. According to documents filed with a Michigan Eastern District Court on July 30, 2012,...

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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion sells 100K, breaks Stardock records

Stardock has announced that Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, the latest stand-alone expansion of the acclaimed RTS hit, has broken company records and become its fastest-selling release to date. The game has sold over 100,000 units since its launch last month, which is not only a solid number for...

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Stardock's Brad Wardell talks about selling Impulse to GameStop

"Not everyone's goal in life is to run a thousand person company," said Stardock founder Brad Wardell, who just today announced that he's sold the growing digital distribution arm of his company, Impulse, to GameStop for an undisclosed sum. "Certainly the path of least resistance would have been ...

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Totally crazy, totally canceled indie games, and the people who made them

From World of Goo dev Kyle Gabler to Plants vs. Zombies director George Fan (and everything in between), GDC's "The Failure Workshop" panel was full of thrills. Each of the panel's developers brought a project that never managed to make our acquaintance, offering a detailed explanation of what we...

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GDC: Stardock's Brad Wardell explains the failure of Elemental and how he's making it up to fans

"Unlike the other examples you've heard tonight, this game shipped. It's at the store right now. At Walmart. Yeah." -- Brad Wardell, president and CEO of Stardock. That ominous statement was slipped into the middle of Brad Wardell's "Failure Workshop" speech this afternoon, where the Stardock ...

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Stardock's Brad Wardell hopeful for recovery after Elemental shakeup

Our sister site Big Download cornered Stardock CEO Brad Wardell to talk about the troubled title Elemental; War of Magic and the future of the company. Things are apparently looking better than they did after a "disastrous" launch: most employees are back to work, either at Stardock or elsewhere. B...

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