Just stumbled across this on the Steam forums:
One interesting side note that you are probably noticing:
Soren Johnson (designer of Civ IV) and Dorian Newcomb (lead artist on Civ IV - I think, might have been Civ V) are working with Stardock at a new studio called Mohawk and have been helping us.
At the same time, Jon Shafer (designer of Civ V) worked on the initial GalCiv III design and is now working on a cool new game called "Act the Gates" and many of the Civ V leads are working with us at Oxide and in Baltimore and have been helping out with are and visual features in our games as well. So there's probably quite a bit of influence.
And to make matters even more interesting, the Baltimore team plays board games with Brian Reynolds (Civilization III / Alpha Centauri).
We're all a very close knit group.
Any info you could share with us about this "Act the Gates"?
So Stardock is working on how many games? Six, seven?
- Galactic Civilizations III
- Offworld Trading Company
- New Star Control
- Act the Gates