Stardock comes to Steam

by: Sean Colleli -
I've always liked Stardock. They have a really good mentality on things like community support and DLC, and their strategy games are some of the best in the industry. Now two things I like, Stardock and Steam, are coming together like chocolate and peanut butter. Now that they've sold their Impulse service to Gamestop, Stardock has no conflict of interest with any other download services, so it makes sense that they're joining the industry leader. What this means for you and me is the Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity on Steam for only $20, to be followed by other classic (and new) Stardock titles.
STARDOCK TITLES COMING TO STEAM – AWARD-WINNING SINS OF A SOLAR EMPIRE: TRINITY NOW AVAILABLE



NOVEMBER 16, 2011 - PLYMOUTH, MI. – Stardock (www.stardock.com) announced today that its PC strategy titles are hitting Steam starting with the real-time strategy hit Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity ($19.95, http://store.steampowered.com/app/201290/). The Sins of a Solar Empire series has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide and swept many of the top gaming media awards, including IGN’s overall PC Game of the Year award. Steam and GameStop PC Downloads (http://www.impulsedriven.com/) are featuring Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity at a 25 percent off discount this week.



“With the sale of our former PC digital download technology to GameStop earlier this year, we no longer have any conflicts of interest in offering our titles to other digital distribution channels,” said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. “We are starting with Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity with other titles being made available over the coming weeks.”



Sins of a Solar Empire, developed by Ironclad Games, is the world’s most popular space-based real-time strategy game. In it, you are the leader of one of three civilizations embroiled in a galactic war, fighting for the survival of your entire race against relentless foes. Your success will depend on your ability to manage your empire and command your vast fleets of starships to victory. Players will colonize new worlds, develop extensive trade networks, conduct research, fortify their empires with powerful starbases and fleets of ships, plus control the galaxy using the unique diplomacy system that reacts dynamically to the players’ actions.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity supports both a single-player “sand box” mode against cunning computer players as well as a compelling multiplayer mode that lets friends and other players from around the fight epic space battles with massive starships, world destroying weapons and nefarious diplomatic and trade strategies.

More distribution platform announcements are planned for Stardock titles in the coming weeks in order to give fans the opportunity to play on the platform of their choice.

Find more information about Sins of a Solar Empire at www.sinsofasolarempire.com.

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About Stardock

Stardock is one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire as well as the Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience. Learn more about Stardock by visiting www.stardock.com.



About Ironclad
Ironclad Games is the creator, owner and developer behind the top selling and critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire series. Learn more by visiting www.ironcladgames.com and www.sinsofasolarempire.com.



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