Initially a developer for the OS/2 platform, Stardock was founded in 1991 and incorporated in 1993 as “Stardock Systems.” We grew to become a leader in development for Windows® customization software that lets you modify or extend your graphical user interface like Fences® , Start10™, Deskscapes™, among others. A long time lover of games, CEO Brad Wardell also devotes the company’s time to producing PC games in the 4X and RTS genre. Our most noted titles include Galactic Civilizations® (I, II, III), Sins of a Solar Empire® : Rebellion, Ashes of the Singularity™: Escalation, Sorcerer King™, and more.


  • Brad Wardell - President/CEO (
  • Derek Paxton - VP of Stardock Entertainment
  • Christopher S. Kowal - VP of Business Development, General Manager
  • Amy Springart - Operations Manager
  • Chris Lakatos - Director of Marketing
  • Kris Kwilas - Chief Technologist
  • Brian Clair - Director of Publishing

Join Our Team

Stardock is currently hiring, check out our careers page!

Our Gaming Side

We Develop...

Our internal Stardock Entertainment division develops strategy games for the Windows PC including the award winning Galactic Civilizations series, Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, Sorcerer King, and The Political Machine.

We also Publish...

Stardock Entertainment also works with 3rd party developers to publish Windows PC games. Some titles include Ironclad Games’ Sins of a Solar Empire RTS franchise, Mohawk Games’ economic strategy RTS Offworld Trading Company, and Oxide Games’ massive-scale RTS, Ashes of the Singularity.


Our Software Side

Consumer Software

We specialize in extending and enriching the Windows experience by allowing you to customize the UI.

Corporate Solutions

Stardock solutions simplify user access and improve control over system resources helping increase productivity and reduce support costs.

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