Dave Stern Joins Stardock to Oversee Creative Storytelling

By on January 4, 2011 6:56:49 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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Stardock Entertainment continues to bolster its development staff as renowned fantasy and science fiction writer/editor Dave Stern joins Stardock to oversee creative storytelling and lore implementation in all future projects, including the recently launched Elemental: War of Magic. Stern, author of numerous books including the novelizations of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Blair Witch Project and former editor of Pocket Books Star Trek and science fiction lines, was responsible for putting together the Hiergamenon lore book for Elemental: War of Magic Limited Edition. Stern will head up all further integration of the Elemental: War of Magic lore into the increasingly popular strategy title as Stardock continues to offer unparalleled post release support for the game.

“Although Stardock is known for delivering incredibly detailed strategy gameplay, one of the things we felt was weak in Elemental: War of Magic was how little the world’s fantasy lore came through in the game,” said Brad Wardell, president & CEO of Stardock. “Going forward, we look to make sure that our games deliver both solid game mechanics as well as a consistent and interesting world to play in.”

Last year, Stardock worked with Random House to help produce a novel, Elemental: Destiny’s Embers which serves as a prequel to Elemental: War of Magic the game. For the two upcoming expansion packs, lore implementation will be essential as each expansion is set to take the game in different directions.

“Brad and the Stardock team have developed an incredibly rich universe, full of fascinating characters and stories. Our goal is to make that lore part of the gameplay experience, so that each race and every faction can be explored in depth by players, and the world itself delivers enough excitement to keep people interested for years to come.”

Elemental: War of Magic is currently available for $39.95 at most retail outlets as well as directly from Stardock at www.elementalgame.com. Stardock is currently working on v1.2 of the game which will be free to all players.

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January 5, 2011 6:49:26 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hey all...



Dave Stern here, thanks for the welcome, look forward to participating in the forums, and working on the game (not necessarily in that order!)

 

welcome

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January 5, 2011 7:10:22 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Welcome Dave, I don't know you but from what the other said and the article, you seems really qualify to bring some "magic" into the realm so I can't wait to see that integration and be transport into the confine of the universe of Elemental (to the infinity and beyond ).

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January 5, 2011 7:37:26 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Welcome Dave. Excited to see what you will bring to this game over the next two years.

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January 5, 2011 8:03:08 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The pun... oh my.

 

I look forward to many more of those ingame.

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January 5, 2011 8:27:28 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting HerrGamenon,
Hey all...

 

Dave Stern here, thanks for the welcome, look forward to participating in the forums, and working on the game (not necessarily in that order!)
"Hello, I'm selling these fine leather jackets"

They are also flameproof (they have sewed the words "I'm NOT John Shafer"*) and you may need them if you dare to hop too much in these forums. Unless you are "Cool as BoogieBac", in which case you won't need any.

Welcome and good luck with the titanic task ahead.

PS where are the spelling fixes for my copIES of the Hiergamenon?

* useless against haters of Lara or Blair stuff though.

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January 5, 2011 8:41:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Welcome, you did a great job in the NBA, I'm sure you'll do the same here! 

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January 5, 2011 9:19:27 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Wow.

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January 5, 2011 11:38:40 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting HerrGamenon,
Hey all...

 

Dave Stern here, thanks for the welcome, look forward to participating in the forums, and working on the game (not necessarily in that order!)

 

Dave.  I love your forum handle.

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January 5, 2011 2:34:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Welcome Dave.  

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January 6, 2011 12:07:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Welcome to the game Dave.. or welcome back as it were ;~p  As an avid reader of sci-fi, I'm compelled to read some of your novels now.  Also in my to-read queue, is the book you assisted Brad with. 

It's interesting to me that a PC TBS game, has a dedicated author on the books.  What exactly will you be doing?  Will you be creating new lore which expands upon the existing story?  Or will you be limited to editing the exisiting lore?  Will you be rewriting the quests dialogues, and perhaps write new quests?  Will you be editing the tech tree, faction, spell and unit text?  How about the existing campaign and the upcoming campaigns?  Did you misspell Hiergamenon? ;~P

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