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nekrosoft13
02-04-09, 10:53 PM
Helped in part by generous Michigan tax breaks, developer/publisher Stardock (Sins of a Solar Empire, Demigod) is planning a $900,000 expansion of its headquarters to accomodate development of a new PC roleplaying game.

The expansion will create some 53 jobs, pushing the company's workforce to well over 100 employees--an impressive number for the once-modest Plymouth, Michigan based studio.


Stardock is readying to ship its collaborative effort with developer Gas Powered Games', the PC strategy title Demigod, in March of this year. The company is also hard at work on the fantasy-strategy game Elemental: War of Magic (PC), due for a February 2010 release.

The Michigan tax breaks, enacted last April to attract jobs in the entertainment sector, have mainly garnered attention from Hollywood film studios looking to cut production costs--but the breaks also apply to game development.

"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," said Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. "We look forward to continuing our strong growth with additional development projects over the next couple of years."


http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57090

what ever it is, i'm buying ;) need to support these guys, go Stardock.

shilk
02-05-09, 12:00 AM
Definately. I'm glad they decided to drop all of that DRM crap and actually take a smart step in the right direction. If only other companies would follow suit. But alas, I dream.

Demigod looks amazing. Heck, I didn't even know it was coming out in March. I'm so freakin broke, lol. Maybe a pinch from Uncle Sam's tax return is in order.


Slightly off-topic, but I'll be back after I install Vista64. Just got me 4GB of ram! :D Not that anyone cares, heh.

arioch21
02-05-09, 12:32 AM
Demigod is currently on my buy list. :)

Mr Bigman
02-05-09, 12:39 AM
Frizzle shizzle my nizzle.

Oh goody i buy my suites from they guys.

Good work vims.

No more earwax cookies for me no more.

NarcissistZero
02-05-09, 05:18 AM
I couldn't buy Sins because it's just not my kind of game, but I look forward to trying Demigod, and an RPG from them sounds great.