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Stardock Partners With Soren Johnson's Mohawk Games

Article posted on 11/4/2013

PLYMOUTH, MI - NOVEMBER 5, 2013 – Stardock announced today a strategic partnership with Mohawk Games, the new studio founded by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson. Mohawk's first game, codenamed Mars, will be published by Stardock.

Funded through the Stardock Strategic Investment Fund, Mohawk is currently recruiting top game industry talent for the Baltimore-based studio. The company has already begun development on its first title, which runs on Oxide Games' recently announced Nitrous engine.

"Mohawk puts gameplay first," said Soren Johnson, CEO of Mohawk Games. "Our goal is to make games that will be played for years, based on elegant, replayable systems that are not limited by finite content creation. Our development process emphasizes rapid iteration above all else, requiring our games to be playable as soon as possible so that we have time to find the fun."

The partnership with Mohawk Games is in line with Stardock's goal of pushing the strategy genre forward through innovative gameplay and top-shelf technology. "I have the utmost respect for Soren as a designer," said Derek Paxton, VP of Stardock Entertainment. "His proven track record of crafting timeless gameplay through careful iteration is an inspiration to a generation of game developers. Working with Soren is a dream come true for any fan of strategy games."

More information on Mohawk Games' upcoming projects will be available in the coming months.

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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.

About Mohawk Games
Founded by acclaimed game designer Soren Johnson in 2013, Mohawk Games is built on the principles of iterative design, deep gameplay, and community involvement. Mohawk's first title, codenamed MARS, uses Oxide Games' next-generation Nitrous engine and is being published by Stardock. Mohawk Games is actively recruiting development talent to join its Baltimore-based studio.