Stardock Future Gaming (from 2013 perspective) [UPDATE 4]

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Frogboy | Discussion: Stardockians

In the good old days of gaming, the game studios weren’t public and so they could give little sneak peeks and teasers of things they’re working on. 

Unfortunately, the number of indie studios is dwindled and so there’s very little spontaneity in what companies share (which the Xbox One unveil showed us can be quite a bummer).

Below is just some artwork from a few of the things that are in development.

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RedDwarf999
Reply #21 Friday, May 31, 2013 8:05 PM

Is that what's chasing the Vasari across the universe?

Borg999
Reply #22 Friday, May 31, 2013 9:07 PM

I'm surprised no one guess a " SM Pirates!" type game.  The parrot is a dead giveaway.

jackswift85
Reply #23 Saturday, June 01, 2013 2:11 PM

Borg999

I'm surprised no one guess a " SM Pirates!" type game.  The parrot is a dead giveaway.

Someone needs to make a game like that in space... Han Solo style. Escape Velocity, mayyybe Freelancer are the last games I can think of that were close enough to be awesome. 

Major Stress
Reply #24 Saturday, June 01, 2013 3:44 PM

Timmaigh


Quoting Major Stress, reply 9
Gal Civ 3, Another Elemental Expansion, Stardocks first try at a space RTS, or "Empire Builder" with some original IP. Demigod 2

Is that not Sins? I understand thats primarily Ironclad´s game, but i recall Mr. Frogboy saying they did not go for Homeworld IP all the way, as they already have Sins in their "portfolio". So i doubt they would be doing another space RTS to compete with their own brand.

OFC, it could be something more in a mould of Nexus, vastly different from Sins and not really RTS, neither Empire Builder.

My guess those spaceship screens are from next Galciv. But perhaps they could be future Sins - related? Can we get more info on this, please? I am eager to hear, what are the current plans for Sins brand. 

Because Stardock does NOT own the Intellectual Property of Sins. Ironclad owns it. Stardock only published Sins up until Rebellion. Which Ironclad gave permission for Stardock to develop. Ironclad had to approve all of the changes to Rebellion before it could be implemented.

If Stardock was to develop Sins 2. Then Ironclad would have to sell Stardock the IP. Much like how Stardock tried to acquire the IP for Homeworld. OR. It could be a joint effort between Stardock, and Ironclad like Rebellion was. However since Sins is Ironclads baby i think they would go at Sins 2 alone, and keep Stardock as its publisher.

I really would like to see Stardock take a chance at an RTS/Empire Builder themselves in the likes of Homeworld, and Haegemonia, or perhaps something totally original that nobody has seen before.

jmccrea
Reply #25 Saturday, June 01, 2013 3:55 PM

The 2nd to last picture must be a portrait of Frogboy...with the parrot being Derek, with Frogboy indicating with the watch that its time for the game to be released, but Derek disagreeing!!  Im sure that never happened right!!??

Alstein
Reply #26 Saturday, June 01, 2013 4:35 PM

4 games in development?  Hope we hear something soon.  Next year I'll really need some PC games.

 

Hawawaa
Reply #27 Saturday, June 01, 2013 5:22 PM

Are we announcing the one I accidentally heard during lunch with you guys this year? 

Timmaigh
Reply #28 Saturday, June 01, 2013 8:02 PM

Major Stress



Because Stardock does NOT own the Intellectual Property of Sins. Ironclad owns it. Stardock only published Sins up until Rebellion. Which Ironclad gave permission for Stardock to develop. Ironclad had to approve all of the changes to Rebellion before it could be implemented.

If Stardock was to develop Sins 2. Then Ironclad would have to sell Stardock the IP. Much like how Stardock tried to acquire the IP for Homeworld. OR. It could be a joint effort between Stardock, and Ironclad like Rebellion was. However since Sins is Ironclads baby i think they would go at Sins 2 alone, and keep Stardock as its publisher.

I really would like to see Stardock take a chance at an RTS/Empire Builder themselves in the likes of Homeworld, and Haegemonia, or perhaps something totally original that nobody has seen before.

I realize its Ironclads IP. But Stardock is their publisher for Sins and the thing with publishers is, they have a tendency not to have 2 similar games in their portfolio to compete for sales between them. You dont see Activision going for another Call of Duty, they are fine with just one brand like that. Or StarCraft. And IMHO thats the reason why Mr. Wardell did not go for Homeworld all the way in the end. IMHO he would not even try at all, if Homeworld was not that special.

That said, i would not mind another Sins like game from Stardock. But if i had to choose between Stardocks collaboration with Ironclad on next Sins or their own similar game, i would choose the first option. IMHO they did tremendous job on Rebellion and its the best iteration so far. 

 

 

 

Campaigner
Reply #29 Sunday, June 02, 2013 8:03 AM

My guesses:

 

  • Galactic Civilizations III - Hell! It's about TIME!
  • Fall From Heaven III
  • Sins of a Solar Empire expansion/DLC
  • Elemental DLC

 

Reasons:

The cool spaceship highest up tells me "SINS".

The devils tell me FFH because LH have only humanlike beings.

The Elemental picture of the evil woman tells me LH DLC

Galactic Civilizations III is overdue and it's about time 

hedetet
Reply #30 Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:25 PM

Derek Paxton

There are at least 4 games represented there.

 

 

How are they divided between you and Soren?

mqpiffle
Reply #31 Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:37 PM

#3 is my fave.

Best of luck to you, Stardock!

cardinaldirection
Reply #32 Sunday, June 02, 2013 12:50 PM

mqpiffle

#3 is my fave.

Best of luck to you, Stardock!

 

I second these notions.

BernieTime
Reply #33 Sunday, June 02, 2013 1:41 PM

My Guesses

1. New game inspired by Alpha Centauri (It really needs to be remade with a modern UI)

2. DLC for Fallen Enchantress  Nixed by Frogboy

3. Galactic Civ

4.  Sins Expansion

(#2) I'm just not sure where the Demon/Fantasy stuff fit in unless its for FE or something completely new

3&4 are a cop out as I hadn't played either

jmccrea
Reply #34 Sunday, June 02, 2013 4:52 PM

Looks like most of everyone thinks another GC is coming and im all for it!!  My wife would watch me or hours playing that game and it had so many neat features...especially in battle when you could replay them and then I could take pics during it and write stories about it.  Good stuff

Frogboy
Reply #35 Sunday, June 02, 2013 6:11 PM

Very interesting see the thoughts on this.

There are no Elemental related screenshots there (i.e. no sequels / derivatives / DLC) in there (would be too easy to spot I figured).

The other hint is that those projects started before FE was released.

parrottmath
Reply #36 Sunday, June 02, 2013 6:16 PM

Soooo... can I be an Alpha tester for these games you are creating...  

Alstein
Reply #37 Sunday, June 02, 2013 7:36 PM

GalCiv 3

Elemental world RPG

FFH 3

Society

 

my guesses.

 

 

parrottmath
Reply #38 Sunday, June 02, 2013 7:56 PM

Frogboy
There are no Elemental related screenshots there (i.e. no sequels / derivatives / DLC) in there (would be too easy to spot I figured).

Alstein

GalCiv 3

Elemental world RPG

FFH 3

Society

 

my guesses.

 

 

I'm guessing your second guess is wrong.

I'm sure that one is a GalCiv 3 or equivalent. Might have a different name to expand on the franchise.

I've heard them talk about the Society game before, so I suspect that one is on there.

I would suspect a Sins 2 type game in the works there at Ironclad / Stardock combo

Finally the last bits is what amounts to be a first person shooter. I wouldn't expect it from Stardock, but definitely in there is the works of a FPS... amazing work.

cardinaldirection
Reply #39 Sunday, June 02, 2013 10:38 PM

Frog, are you designing any of the games?

XWerewolfX
Reply #40 Monday, June 03, 2013 9:27 AM

So, let's hear an exclusive reveal now?

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