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Stardock Adds Mothership Entertainment to Growing List of Independent Development Partners

Article posted on 10/28/2014

Plymouth, MI – October 29, 2014 Stardock announced today another agreement to help bring an independent studio’s dreams to life. Mothership Entertainment, a brand-new studio in gaming hotbed Austin, TX, is the latest startup to join forces with Stardock.

Mothership's first game, to be published by Stardock, is an imaginative science fiction game using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 technology. This inaugural project is a realization of game designs and concepts that Mothership founder Paul Tozour has been working on for years.

Like other games published by Stardock, including Soren Johnson's Offworld Trading Company and Stardock’s own Galactic Civilizations III, Mothership’s title will take advantage of Stardock's Project Tachyon cloud-based metagaming platform. Tachyon allows Mothership to incorporate advanced stat-tracking and other metagame structures without having to build those systems from the ground up.

“This opportunity – having a truly independent studio and a publisher who is there to support our vision rather than enforce its own – is a dream come true,” said Paul Tozour, founder and CEO of Mothership Entertainment. “Unreal Engine 4 gives us an incredible technology base to work on, and Stardock is the perfect partner to help us achieve top-quality production values matched with innovative design.”

Led by Tozour, a founding member of Gas Powered Games who also had a hand in Retro Studios’ Metroid Prime series during his 20-year career in the video game industry, Mothership Entertainment is founded on the core values of respecting both its customers and its team. This means never putting monetization ahead of gameplay, managing risks carefully, avoiding crunch, and making every decision with the end goal of creating top-quality, replayable game experiences in mind.

"Working with Mothership is a great example of the incredible growth Stardock is undergoing," said Stardock Entertainment Vice President Derek Paxton. "They have a great game concept developed by an incredibly talented team. We are excited to publish their game, and even more excited to play it."

Mothership Entertainment's first title will be formally announced at a later date and is expected to be available in late 2015.

For more information about Mothership, please visit http://mothership-entertainment.com.

To learn more about Stardock, go to http://www.stardock.com.

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About Stardock: Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire and the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Start8, Fences, WindowBlinds, ModernMix, and more.