Stardock launches mobile division

Stardock launches mobile division
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

September 26th 2013 at 8:52AM

Company already has three titles in the works, with the first to hit iOS next month

Stardock has a new mobile division set for liftoft, the Galactic Civilizations developer revealed.

The company just ended a brief but incendiary legal row between two employees today, but isn't losing any time in getting back to business, which to date has consisted largely of PC strategy titles.

Now the company already has three mobile titles in the works, with Dead Man's Draw due next month on iOS, and to be followed by Hero Buster and Star Trails in early 2014.

“The goal at Stardock is to create great strategy games – whether that’s on a PC, phone or tablet,” said Stardock vice president Derek Paxton.

Dead Man’s Draw focuses the decisions of a strategy game to that single moment where you either commit to jump off the cliff, or back off and play it safe, all within a game that only takes a few minutes to play.

Former Red Storm Entertainment lead designer Chris Bray is stepping in as Stardock Mobile's senior producer, and Gamasutra lists Paxton as the studio's chief.

“Our core team consists of incredibly talented and passionate people,” said Bray.

“Stardock is known for great strategy games. The mobile games – though they will vary in genre – will always have an element of strategy in the gameplay. Thought-provoking, fun game experiences are what ignite our creativity at Stardock, and we look forward to continuing that same tradition with our mobile offerings.”