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June 4, 2014 by Island Dog
One of the ways we like to thank our customers here at Stardock is through our annual reports, compiled and authored by Stardock President and CEO Brad Wardell.This year’s report, as always, combines a look at Stardock’s recent past and its future plans, analysis of the software and gaming industries, and statistics and observations from a survey of thousands of our customers.Some of the tidbits from this year’s report:Stardock is interested in game consoles for the first time ...
November 27, 2013 by Island Dog
Stardock Autumn Sale!

Starting today through Tuesday, December 3rd, we have a big Autumn Sale going on for Stardock games and DLC.  This sale is going on in our store and on Steam.

View the Stardock Autumn Sale list here.

Here are some sale highlights:

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes - $39.99 $19.99Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - $39.99 $19.99Stardock Entertainment Pack 2014 - $89.99 $44.99Galactic Civilizations Ultimate Pack ...
November 5, 2013 by Island Dog
Explore the newest, most dangerous battlefield yetThe ever-expanding conflicts within and between the TEC, Vasari, and Advent have pushed the battlegrounds into uncharted space. The sectors now being drawn into the war feature the most dangerous and powerful natural phenomena in the galaxy. In addition, Stellar Phenomena lets players seize the moment with 11 optional random events that can alter the fate of not just your empire but the galaxy at large. Stars launch volati...
November 1, 2013 by Island Dog
Stardock is retiring the early-adopter upgrade discounts for Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion. Any owners of previous games in the Elemental or Sins of a Solar Empire franchises who want to take advantage of discounts they are currently eligible for will need to make those purchases by Friday, November 15.Thank you all for your support over the years. We’re on the cusp of an exciting new era for Stardock, with the announcements of Galactic Civiliza...
June 5, 2013 by Island Dog
The Forbidden Worlds DLC Pack is Now Available for just $4.99

The war between the loyalists and the rebels within the TEC, Advent and Vasari continues within the depths of Trader Space.  Yet, this sector of the galaxy has far more worlds and history than any of the factions are aware. The need to survive forces each to expand into the unknown, discovering worlds of hazard, wealth, risk, and mystery. Most ominously, the Trader factions have been loathe to expand to these worlds due to the...
December 8, 2012 by Island Dog
Sins: Rebellion is also in several voting categories in Game Informers Readers Game of the Year!  Head over and show your love for Rebellion!
October 15, 2012 by Island Dog
GameSpy has published their 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, and for PC games, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is listed among many great PC games.  I think Sins: Rebellion makes a great gift too!

“Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is an outstanding and unique real-time strategy game that offers a welcome, slower alternative to StarCraft 2's intense pacing." - Our Review
July 30, 2012 by Island Dog
Stardock’s Chris Bray made an appearance on the Just Press Start podcast where he talks about the recently released Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.

“Listen as Chris explains the ins and outs of the new features, discusses adding lore and story to a game where there is no such thing as a “campaign,” and more in this interesting behind the scenes look into the creation of this epic space-based 4X title! This is shaping up to be the definitive Sins experience- and I’ll be posting my full...
July 26, 2012 by Island Dog
The folks at Game Vortex have published their review of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and gave it an Editors' Choice!

"Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is one of those minutes-to-pick-up-years-to-master sort of games... except for that minutes-to-pick-up part. You'll have to lose a few games before you start to get the hang of things. Once you get out of the tutorials, then the true beatings begin. If you like real-time strategy and you're looking for a challenge, I high...
July 9, 2012 by Island Dog
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has posted their take on Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and they definitely seem to like it!

“So, yes. I like it. I knew I liked it when in the heat of a skirmish I upgraded my capital ship to include a boarding party who then captured a pirate frigate and convinced him to fight alongside our fleet, thereafter screeching “Trrrrrreasure, ye say!?” at every order I gave him.”

Read the full review here.
June 15, 2012 by Island Dog
GameSpy has posted their review of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion! 

“Rebellion doesn't stop there -- nearly every system in Sins has been modified in some way, most notably the Diplomacy research tree. It's now far more useful, thanks to faction-specific researchable bonuses that unlock for both you and an ally. And the pirates, which conduct raids at fixed intervals against the player with the biggest player-set bounty on his head? They're much fiercer in Rebellion,...
June 13, 2012 by Island Dog

There are lots of reviews coming in so I wanted to make a post to consolidate all of them.

PC Gamer -

“Bigger and more stable than ever, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion will happily strip-mine your life of its free time.”


Game Informer -

“Rebellion isn’t a massive departure for Sins of a Solar Empire, but it’s a good enough reason to get back into the game or to discover for the first time one of the more interesting evolutions of the strategy genre in recent memory.”

June 6, 2012 by Island Dog
Neogamr got a chance to speak with Blair Fraser and Chris Bray about Sins: Rebellion!

“How did the idea for Rebellion come about?

Blair Fraser: Ironclad and Stardock are always collecting a ton of ideas for new Sins content and mechanics. The trick is always finding a cohesive package to organize it within. We knew the next expansion was certainly going to be more militaristic than the previous expansion (Diplomacy) and we knew we wanted more faction differentiation, so...
May 29, 2012 by Island Dog also got a chance to sit-in with a Q&A session with Rebellion Producer Chris Bray.

“One of the Q&A participants asked about Rebellion's competitors in the expanding genre that the SoaSE series is a part of, and Chris opined that he's excited about the growth of their niche field, as competing titles drive his team to do better while bringing more attention to the games themselves.  Interestingly, we were also told that theHomeworld series greatly affected the dev...
May 23, 2012 by Island Dog
Stardock’s Chris Bray had a chance to speak with the folks at GameSpy about the upcoming Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion in a question & answer session.

“Producer Chris Bray: We're lucky in that the Sins community is absolutely AMAZING about providing helpful feedback, bug reports, etc. It's so good you almost forget you're on the internet. One thing we've gotten plenty of feedback on are the new corvette units. They started off cheap to produce, but not very effective. We've updat...