format) offers Stardock's 2012 Consumer Report, an annual
look behind the curtain at the company's business, offered as a goodwill
gesture, since they are not publically traded and thus not subject to quarterly
public financial reports. They outline a very successful year, noting this was
spurred by them releasing three titles when they would typically release one.
They then proceed to indicate they plan on announcing "at least" two games this
year and also announce that Derek Paxton is now in charge of their development
I suspect we will have at least, two new game announcements in
We have continued to follow-up on bringing in top-tier game designers to
evaluate, tweak and enhance future titles. This process started with Derek
“Kael” Paxton who developed the popular Civilization IV mod “Fall from Heaven”.
His work has been transformative both in terms of how games get designed here
but in how they get produced. As a result, I’m pleased to announce that Derek
Paxton is VP of Stardock Entertainment and in charge of the studio.
After Derek Paxton joined us, Jon Shafer joined us to help on Fallen Enchantress
and help design an unannounced game. After Fallen Enchantress was completed, he
founded his own company (Conifer) to work on a new strategy game called At the
This year, with the “next generation” of Stardock games in pre-production, we’ve
brought Soren Johnson (designer of Civilization IV) to work on the designs for
our new titles for the next few months. The emphasis on dedicated game design
has resulted in greater confidence that new franchises will not have to go
through the rocky experience that Elemental: War of Magic went through.