Ironclad Games

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Ironclad Games
Industry Computer and video game industry
Founded 2003
Headquarters Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Sins of a Solar Empire,

Sins of a Dark Age

Ironclad Games is a Canadian PC game developer. The company was founded in 2003 by former employees of Barking Dog Studios and Rockstar Games. Ironclad is located in Burnaby, British Columbia.


Ironclad released their first game, Sins of a Solar Empire on February 4, 2008, a game that features a mix of components from real-time strategy and 4X strategy games. Approximately a year after the initial release of Sins of a Solar Empire they then went on to release the Entrenchment expansion on February 11, 2009. The second expansion pack for Sins of a Solar Empire, titled Diplomacy, was released on February 9, 2010. On February 21, 2012, they announced Sins of a Dark Age, a multiplayer online battle arena game set in a pre-war fantasy environment. A standalone expansion pack called Rebellion, was also released for Sins of a Solar Empire on June 12, 2012.

Iron engine[edit]

Ironclad's Iron Engine supports a number of advanced features including per-pixel specular lighting, dynamic fractal generation, post-process bloom filtering, environment mapping, custom pixel and vertex shaders for all meshes and effects and an advanced particle system.

v1.0 was used in Sins of a Solar Empire (2008).

v2.0 was used in Sins of a Dark Age (2012).

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