Stardock Entertainment, Inc.

Moby ID: 1441

  • Stardock Systems, Inc. (from 1993 to 1999-06)

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Incorporated in 1993 as Stardock Systems, Inc., Stardock began as a software developer for IBM's OS/2 operating system founded by Brad Wardell. The company's first successful game was Entrepreneur.

In mid-1999, the company reorganized itself into 3 separate companies under the umbrella of Stardock Corporation, the main holding company:

  • Stardock Entertainment, Inc. - to handle development and publishing of Windows games
  • Stardock Systems, Inc. - to continue development and support of OS/2 software
  • - a software subscription service and Windows software developer

Stardock was one of the first companies to develop platforms for digital distribution of software to customers via the internet. First Stardock Central and then replaced by Impulse, which was launched on June 17, 2008. Stardock sold Impulse to GameStop in May 2011.

Stardock is privately owned and is based primarily in Plymouth, Michigan. Brad Wardell continues to be the CEO and President of the company.

Credited on 147 Games from 1994 to 2024

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Galactic Civilizations IV: Expansion Pass (2023 on Windows)
Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova (2023 on Windows)
Sins of a Solar Empire II (2022 on Windows)
Galactic Civilizations IV (2022 on Windows)
Galactic Civilizations III: Ultimate Edition (2020 on Windows)
The Political Machine 2020 (2020 on Windows, Macintosh)
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Ultimate Edition (2019 on Windows)
Siege of Centauri (2019 on Windows)
Star Control: Origins (2018 on Windows)
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (2016 on Windows, Windows Apps)
Sorcerer King: Rivals (2016 on Windows)
Offworld Trading Company (2016 on Windows, Windows Apps, Macintosh)
Ashes of the Singularity (2016 on Windows)
The Political Machine 2016 (2016 on Windows)
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Gold Bundle (2016 on Windows)
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Ultimate Edition (2015 on Windows)
Fallen Enchantress: Ultimate Edition (2015 on Windows)
Sorcerer King (2015 on Windows)
Galactic Civilizations III (2015 on Windows, Windows Apps)
Dead Man's Draw (2013 on iPad, iPhone, Windows)

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History +

May 2, 2011

Stardock's Impulse is sold to GameStop

June 17, 2008

Stardock launches Impulse, a digital distribution platform for games and other software


Separate company formed for the gaming division, Stardock Entertainment, Inc.


Company founded.

Trivia +

Location and contact information in 2009:

Stardock Corporation

15090 Beck Road

Suite 300

Plymouth, MI 48170


Tel.: +1 734-927-0677

Fax: +1 734-927-0678

Company address (1997):

Stardock Systems, Inc.

17292 Farmington Rd.

Livonia MI 48152


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