Stardock to open second games studio in Michigan

by: Randy -
Stardock, a company that requires no introduction, is opening a second games studio in Wayne County, Michigan (a county that encompasses Detroit).  The economy be damned, this studio will provide 50 much-needed jobs.  Stardock President and CEO Brad Wardell said:
“We’re very pleased with the support we’ve received from Wayne County and the state of Michigan. We think Michigan is well placed to become a hub for technology companies thanks to new programs from the state to make Michigan more competitive to do business in.  We look forward to continuing our strong growth with additional development projects over the next couple of years.”
Leave it to Stardock to give the gaming industry a ray of light in a time rife with cutbacks and closures.  That said, let's hope Stardock maintains its apptitude for creating stellar PC games at reasonable development costs.

Stardock to Open Second Games Studio

 

PLYMOUTH, MI (FEBRUARY 4, 2009) - Stardock Corporation (www.stardock.com) announced today that it is expanding its current games division and will open a second games studio in Michigan.

 

The new studio will create up to 50 much-needed jobs in the state of Michigan and will be responsible for an as-of-yet unannounced RPG title developed and published by independent developer Stardock Entertainment.

 

When evaluating where to open the second studio, Stardock considered several other states in which to open it due to the relatively high costs of recruiting game developers and artists to Michigan as well as some of the technology infrastructure challenges Michigan faces.

 

However, Wayne County in conjunction with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation as well as Plymouth Township coordinated to provide tax incentives and access to better communication infrastructure in order to make Michigan a more competitive choice to open the new studio.

 

Stardock President and CEO Brad Wardell said, “We’re very pleased with the support we’ve received from Wayne County and the state of Michigan. We think Michigan is well placed to become a hub for technology companies thanks to new programs from the state to make Michigan more competitive to do business in.  We look forward to continuing our strong growth with additional development projects over the next couple of years.”

For more information about Stardock please visit www.stardock.com.

 

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, the highest rated and best selling PC strategy game of 2008 as well as the critically acclaimed 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.

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