In Stardock’s second high profile hire for the week, the developer has employed author Dave Stern to provide creative direction to ongoing Elemental: War of Magic development as well as future projects.
Big Download reports the hire, nothing Stern’s responsibility to “oversee creative storytelling and lore implementation”.
Stern has already had some input to the game’s canon, contributing the Hiergamenon book found in the Elemental: War of Magic’s collector’s edition. His previous credits include an editorial position at Pocket Books, and several novelisations.
Elemental: War of Magic released last August to underwhelming reviews and serious technical issues requiring multiple patches. Poor early sales performance led to job losses, but the developer appears to have recovered.