Stardock to open second studio

Michigan tax breaks leads developer to double headcount
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In a break from news of studio closures and redundancies, Shacknews is reporting that US-based developer Stardock is planning on opening a second studio.

The developer, which is currently finishing off Gas Powered Games collaboration Demigod, will take advantage of tax breaks offered in the state of Michigan to supports its ambitious $900,000 expansion plan.

The new studio will add 53 jobs to the company, sending the headcount to over 100, and will be put to work on a new PC role-playing game.

"We think Michigan is well placed to become a hub for technology companies thanks to new programs from the state to make Michigan more competitive to do business in," said Stardock CEO Brad Wardell. "We look forward to continuing our strong growth with additional development projects over the next couple of years."