On behalf of the team at Stardock, Happy New Year!
2011 is going to be an amazing year for Elemental fans! Kael and his team have some exciting things in the works. We have v1.11 that will almost certainly go out in the next couple of weeks as well as work on both v1.2 and the first expansion pack.
You’ll be happy to know that sales of Elemental have continued to grow. Of course, December was Christmas season but it marks the third consecutive month of increased sales for the game which bodes well.
Our goal for 2011 is to make Elemental the definitive fantasy strategy game of this age. A game that fans of Master of Magic, Age of Wonders, HOMM, DOM3, and other great games will be proud to add to their family of classic games.
Thanks to community involvement, feedback, and frankly, Stardock’s independence as a studio (i.e. as both developer and publisher it can set the game’s course without interference), we have a fantastic list of things to add, change, improve, and expand in the Elemental universe.
Moreover, thanks to the growing modding community, we’ve already gotten a taste of some of the great ways we can make each faction more distinct, interesting and exciting along with the game world itself. In the coming months, the evolution of Elemental will continue.
The team returns on Monday, January 3rd and we’ll have some new announcements right off the bat that we think you will be very happy about.