At GDC this year, Stardock CEO Brad Wardell sat down with Niche Gamer and talked about a variety of topics from gaming to social media.

"With Stardock’s current offerings, there seems to be a common theme with all of the games being strategy games. Do you think Stardock is mostly a strategy game developer and publisher, and are you guys looking to branch out into other genres?

In the long run we are looking to branch out into other genres, certainly role playing is high up there on the list. We make games that we tend to like to play, we’re full of people who enjoy making and playing strategy games, so that tends to be where we focus. It also helps that for whatever reason, even though the market clearly wants more strategy games, there aren’t a lot of people making them. I mean how many real time strategy games were released last year? In 2014 were there any RTS’s released? Maybe one? That’s terrible. But we know why, people want something new, people don’t want old game design with nicer textures. That’s one of the things that’s nice with Ashes, it’s pretty clear that you’re not fighting a battle, this is a war. We can actually display an entire planet, we don’t curve the planet like our friends at Uber do, but it’s a top down, straight planet."

Read the full interview here: http://nichegamer.com/2015/03/brad-wardell-interview-parallel-computing-social-media-and-the-comeback-of-rts-games/



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on Mar 17, 2015

Hmm, what happened to Mothership? Or are they still "under wraps"?

on Mar 17, 2015

Under wraps.  Shhh!

on Mar 18, 2015

You keep saying you couod do Baldur's Gate on the loquat engine, is that what you have in mind for an rpg?

on Mar 19, 2015

Still no one is talking about sins 2?

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