Stardock Announces The Video Game Machine™

The Game that Makes Games
Plymouth, MI. – May 16, 2019 – Today, Stardock announced The Video Game Machine, a
sandbox game where players can create, play, and share video games of their very own.
“If you play games, odds are you’ve wanted to try making one too,” said Scott Tykoski, lead
designer. “The Video Game Machine is a game that lets you pick a genre, choose some rules,
and unleash your inner game designer.”

Some of the game genres included are side-scrollers, shoot ‘em up, and adventure games. The
genre choice takes care of the game’s basic game mechanics. From there, the player sets up
the game’s rules and selects the characters they want in their game such as knights,
superheroes, ninjas, cats, and more.

The Video Game Machine includes a host of pre-made games that players can edit or they can
choose with a blank slate and start creating. Players can share their games online as well as
download games made by others to try them out.

“The game has been designed to be easy enough that anyone can create their own games
while still having enough power that savvy gamers can create truly unique games with it,” said
Tykoski. “We’ve made the art style match the 1980s/1990s golden age and included a lot of
premade graphics sets so players can be up and making their own games in minutes.”
An alpha for The Video Game Machine begins on May 29th and will include the first two genres:
Platformer and Adventure. Even those who aren’t interested in making games will find a host of
classic-style games available to play.

The Video Game Machine is $9.99. Users can pre-order and gain access to the alpha at

About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of games and PC software founded in 1991 by
internationally recognized technologist Bradley Wardell. Its games include Sins of a Solar Empire,
Offworld Trading Company, Star Control: Origins, Galactic Civilizations and Ashes of the Singularity.

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