Star Control

The Team

Brad Wardell

Lead Designer

  • 30 year industry veteran and successful entrepreneur
  • Pioneered digital distribution technology
  • Pioneer of multithreading technology
  • AI and multi-core engineering expert
  • Broad experience in building products and services

Patrick Shaw


  • 20 years of industry production experience, including work on Star Wars and The Sims
  • Producer on Galactic Civilizations III and Ashes of the Singularity​

Jesse Brindle

Lead Graphics Engineer

  • 13 year industry veteran
  • Titles include the Galactic Civilizations series, and The Political Machine 2008/12/16
  • Years of experience with DirectX, Vulkan, OpenGL, VR, Shaders, and graphics technologies

Nathan Hanish

Lead Developer

  • 15 year industry veteran
  • Electronic Arts, Rocket City Studios​
  • Experience in VR, Military simulation​
  • Titles include Galactic Civilizations III, Sorcerer King, Ashes of the Singularity, and The Political Machine 2016

Chris Bucholoz

Designer / Writer

  • Columnist and Editor at
  • Writer for Sorcerer King and Galactic Civilizations III
  • Author of Severance and Freeze/Thaw novels

Akil Dawkins

Art Lead

  • 15 years of industry experience
  • Experience in 3D, Technical Art, and Concept Art
  • Titles include the Galactic Civilizations series, Elemental, and Ashes of the Singularity