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We're Celebrating 25 Years!

When Brad Wardell incorporated Stardock in 1993, he started building and repairing computers out of his dorm room and programming in his spare time - and here we are, 25 years later.

Stardock has grown into a well-known company responsible for the beloved Galactic Civilizations series and popular desktop enhancement software, including Fences and Start10. The amazing people here have helped it flourish.

Your support is the most important piece of our success. Thanks for the last 25 years - and here's to the future!

10 MILLION

CUSTOMERS

1000 PRODUCT

RELEASES

25 GREAT

YEARS

Our Past, Present and Future


1993

  • Stardock is created!

1994

  • Galactic Civilizations (OS/2) begins development

1995

  • Moved into our first office
  • Galactic Civilizations 2 (OS/2) released
  • Star Emperor (OS/2) released
  • Object Desktop OS/2 released

1996

  • Process Commander released
  • Avarice: The Final Saga (OS/2) released
  • Trials of Battle (OS/2) released

1997

  • Moved to our second office
  • Master of the Empire released
  • Stellar Frontier (OS/2 and Windows) released
  • Links Golf (OS/2) released
  • Entrepreneur (OS/2 and Windows) released
  • PlusPak: Themes for OS/2 released
  • PlusPak: PMINews for OS/2 released

1998

  • B.U.G.S. (OS/2 and Windows) released
  • OS/2 Essentials released
  • Object Desktop v2 for OS/2 released
  • Component Manager released
  • WindowBlinds released
  • IconPackager released

1999

  • StarCraft: Retribution released
  • Object Desktop released
  • PMMail Pro 98 for OS/2 released
  • BuilderBlinds released

2000

  • BandVWM released
  • DesktopX released
  • DirectSkin released
  • WindowFX released
  • SmartIP released
  • TreeView released

2001

  • Stardock Central released
  • The Corporate Machine released
  • Lightweight Ninja released
  • WebBlinds released
  • WinStyles released
  • CursorXP released
  • Stardock Central released

2002

  • ObjectBar released
  • PocketBlinds released
  • WinCustomize Browser released

2003

  • Galactic Civilizations for Windows released
  • ObjectDock released
  • Keyboard Launchpad released

2004

  • Stardock Central v2 released
  • The Political Machine released
  • BootSkin released
  • Aquarium Desktop released
  • IconX released
  • IconDeveloper released
  • Impression Creator released
  • Marvel(tm) Themes released
  • Natural Desktop released
  • Blog Navigator released

2005

  • Moved to our current office in Plymouth
  • StyleVista beta released
  • RightClick released
  • Desktop Gadgets released
  • LogonStudio XP released
  • Multiplicity released
  • DesktopX 3 released
  • StyleVista released
  • ThinkDesk released
  • Virtual Desktops 2 released

2006

  • Galactic Civilizations II for Windows released
  • KeepSafe released

2007

  • LogonStudio Vista released
  • TweakVista released
  • SoundPackager released
  • DeskScapes released

2008

  • Launch Impulse Driven
  • The Political Machine 2008 released
  • Sins of a Solar Empire released
  • Impulse released
  • MyColors (now Premium Themes) released
  • CursorFX released
  • IconDeveloper 2 released
  • DeskScapes 2 released
  • SoundPackager released

2009

  • Demigod released
  • Tweak7 released
  • Fences released

2010

  • Elemental: War of Magic released
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity released
  • ObjectDock 2 released

2011

  • Impulse Driven purchased by Gamestop

2012

  • Opened our Baltimore office
  • Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion released
  • The Political Machine 2012 released
  • Elemental: Fallen Enchantress released
  • Acoustic Bridge released
  • Tiles released
  • Decor8 released
  • Start8 released
  • Fences 2.0 released

2013

  • Dead Man's Draw released
  • ModernMix released
  • Launch8 released
  • DeskScapes 8 released
  • WindowBlinds 8 released

2014

  • ShadowFX released

2015

  • Galactic Civilizations III released
  • Sorcerer King released
  • Start10 released

2016

  • The Political Machine 2016 released
  • Ashes of the Singularity released
  • Offworld Trading Company released
  • SpaceMonger released
  • WindowBlinds 10 released
  • Fences 3 released

2017

  • GalCiv III: Crusade released
  • Offworld Company: Jupiter's Forge released
  • Groupy released

2018

  • GalCiv III: Intrigue released
  • Star Control: Origins planned release!

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