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Company OverviewIncorporated 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
  • Stardock.net - 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.

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Company Overview
Incorporated in 1993, Stardock began as a software developer for IBM's OS/2 operating system. In 1999, Stardock shifted its development efforts to Microsoft Windows with software that targeted the consumer desktop, PC games, and enterprise software.¶

Since 2000,
Stardock has seen consistent growth across its product offerings. Today, it is the world's leading developer of PC desktop enhancement software and increasingly seen as a reliable provider of tools for both the SOHO and enterprise markets.¶

Popular Stardock software such as Object Desktop and its core components including WindowBlinds, DesktopX, IconPackager, and Theme Manager are used
by millions of users worldwide. ¶

In addition, its games division has had significant success with award-winning titles such as <moby game="The Political Machine">The Political Machine</moby> and the best-selling <moby gamegroup="Galactic Civilizations Series">Galactic Civilizations</moby> franchise.¶

Stardock is privately owned and is based primarily in Plymouth, Michigan.
Company Overview
Incorporated in 1993 as Stardock Systems, Inc., Stardock began as a software developer for IBM's OS/2 operating system founded by <moby developer="Brad Wardell">Brad Wardell</moby>. The company's first successful game was <moby game="Entrepreneur">Entrepreneur</moby>.¶

In mid-1999, the company reorganized itself into 3 separate companies under the umbrella of Stardock Corporation, the main holding company:¶
<ul>¶
<li>Stardock Entertainment, Inc. -
to handle development and publishing of Windows games</li>¶
<li>Stardock Systems, Inc. - to continue development and support of OS/2 software</li>¶
<li>Stardock.net - a
software subscription service and Windows software developer</li></ul>¶
Stardock was one of the first companies to develop platforms for digital distribution of software to customers via the internet. First <i>Stardock Central</i> and then replaced by <i>Impulse</i>, which was launched on June 17, 2008. Stardock sold <i>Impulse</i> 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.

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view changes 1 Jul 21, 2011 Overview Jeanne (76378) Approved major update