Stardock Hires Dave Stern and Jon Shafer

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Stardock today announced the addition of science fiction writer Dave Stern to oversee creative storytelling and lore implementation for future titles.

"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. "

In addition, has confirmed the hiring of Jon Shafer, who was most recently the lead designer on "Civilization V" at Firaxis.

"In his new role, Shafer will be helping with the design and increasing mod support for Elemental. At some point in the future he will also be leading his own team at Stardock on an unnanounced new stand alone game for the developer."


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  • Developer: Stardock
  • Publisher: Stardock
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Release Date: August 23, 2010
  • Link: The Official Site
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