Stardock commits Sins of a Solar Empire

Galactic Civilizations II developer to publish space-based real-time strategy from Ironclad Games.

Earlier this year, developer Stardock Entertainment catered to polite fans of strategy games set in space with its turn-based Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. Now the company is revisiting the genre for those who don't like to wait their turn, as today Stardock announced it will publish Ironclad Games' debut title, the 3D real-time strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire.

The game pits three factions against one another in a race for supremacy that will see them conquering and colonizing planets, developing their own technologies, and managing both empire-wide concerns anf battle tactics. In addition to the game features, Ironclad is promising a wide-reaching backstory for its universe.

"The intention of Sins of a Solar Empire is to be as much the beginning of an epic science fiction saga as it is an evolutionary real-time strategy game," according to the game's official Web site. "This concept is strongly supported by both online and in-game artwork, sound and music, and a plot that extends well beyond the arc exposed in this title."

Sins of a Solar Empire will retail for $39.95 when it is released in August 2007. It will be available at retail locations and through Stardock's digital distribution operation, TotalGaming.net.

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_Sam_
_Sam_

I just hope it's good

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Interesting...but could you pick a stranger name?

s0l0123
s0l0123

This should be a good game if it's as good as Homeworld.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

A new game possible as good as Galactic Civilizations II? This is not bad news, this is great news.

thevestboy
thevestboy

This game is the game homeword series fans have been waiting for. A new style with 3D graphics better than homeworld 2. The game was practically build 50% by fans, one guy even has a planet named after him. If you take a look at their site the screenshots will blow you away with evolving views of the planets and space. This game is driving me nutz. THANKS IRONCLAD!!!

Boo_looDODO
Boo_looDODO

Mmm...this sounds interesting, sure want to keep track of this game.

ChocoKat
ChocoKat

Sinful Spikey, what would you expect? Do you have a new ideas?

SinfulSpikey
SinfulSpikey

Sounds and looks interesting, but honestly... this genre is almost as over saturated as the WW2 FPS genre. =X