Star Dock announced today that Sins of a Solar Empire
has gone gold and will ship to stores next week. You can buy a digital version of the game from TotalGaming.Net for $39.95 or spend an extra $10 to get the collector's edition (which includes a soundtrack, poster, and other non-game goodies). The game is a nice mix of 4X galactic conquest gameplay elements in a real time environment on a ginormous scale. Tyler and I have been playing the beta for a while and it's a pretty damn impressive game and if you're a fan of 4X games you'll want to check this out. Of course the downside is that you can't use the "One more turn" excuse to play through the night as there are no turns.
Golden Sinning: Sins of a Solar Empire Goes Gold
- New PC strategy game combines 4X depth with real-time game play -
PLYMOUTH, MI -- JANUARY 29, 2008 -- Stardock announced that its new PC strategy game, Sins of a Solar Empire, has gone gold. Developed by Ironclad Games, Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time strategy game that adds an extreme amount of depth normally only seen in turn-based games. The game will be released digitally on Stardock’s digital download service, TotalGaming.net (www.totalgaming.net) and will be available at most retail outlets in North America on February 4. The game lists for $39.95. A collector’s edition is available directly from TotalGaming.net for $49.95 and includes a CD sound track, a poster, and other non-game content.
“What’s amazing about Sins is that thanks to its innovative user interface, there’s very little micro-management needed which allowed Ironclad to integrate features like diplomacy, culture, more sophisticated economics, and unique tech trees per race,” said Brad Wardell, president & CEO of Stardock. “This gives the player more time for action sequences and more time to produce, create and upkeep their race in order to most effectively conquer the universe.”
Stardock and developer Ironclad collaborated for over a year to optimize the game mechanics to ensure that the game would have both an outstanding multiplayer and single player experience for players. Multiplayer games can be saved and resumed later allowing for far more epic games than typically seen in an RTS. Single player games, by contrast, features near-human AI which makes single player game play as invigorating as multiplayer.
With innovative features such as the empire tree (which allows players to manage all their ships and planets on-screen at once) and the ability to put bounties on other players to encourage pirates and others to attack them, Sins of a Solar Empire is set to bring a new milestone to the genre.
Visit http://www.sinsofasolarempire.com for more information and pre-order information.
Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC entertainment titles and software products. Its games include the award-winning Galactic Civilizations and The Political Machine. Stardock is also a leader in digital publishing with its TotalGaming.net service that includes over a hundred titles. Stardock’s PC software includes WindowBlinds, Object Desktop, MyColors and a host of other desktop customization software that is installed on over 10 million PCs worldwide. Stardock is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner. Its website is www.stardock.com