Starni Games – we develop strategy, RPG and hardcore PC games
Starni Games was founded in 2015 in Kyiv (Ukraine) by IhorTymoshenko – a programmer with 20 years of experience.
In 2012 Ihor together with two like-minded teammatesbegan to work on a browser MMO game – Starghosts.The early version became available in 2013, with a fullrelease in 2015. That is how Starni Games was created.Next year passed in adding more polish and creatingadditional content for the Starghosts project.
The founder of the StarniGames studio. He wrote his firstgame at the age of 12 usingthe MK-61 microcalculator
The first title on Steam
In 2017 Ihor gathered a new team to workon the next big project – the turn-basedwargame – Panzer Strategy.
In March 2018 the game proceededto the Early Access phase, with full releasefollowing in August. This was accomplishedwith just 5 people on the team.
Strategic Mind series
The development and release of PanzerStrategy provided invaluable experienceand feedback, allowing us to start workingon a new wargame series – StrategicMind – without repeating the previousmistakes.
The new project demanded more people,and the team grew from 4 to 10 peoplein the office, as the work progressed.
Strategic Mind: The Pacific entered an EarlyAccess phase in April 2019, with fullrelease following in October. In this project,we introduced very detailed naval combatmechanics and a new cinematics production pipeline.
Right after the Pacific release, we startedworking on the Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg – the second title in the series. It was meantas a Panzer Strategy reworked from scratch within the refined set of mechanicsof the Strategic Mind series. In Spring2020 we successfully released Blitzkrieg.
The third title – Strategic Mind: Spectreof Communism was released in November2020. It shows WW2 from the USSR’sperspective. Our goal is to allow the playersto experience World War II events from allmajor powers’ perspectives.
This leads to our current project – StrategicMind: Fight for Freedom. It will have the United Kingdom and the United States campaigns,covering 1939-1945, plus alternate history operations set in 1946.
Starni Games now
Currently, we have 15 people on our team.We work in an open-space office, rightnext to each other. This allows us to discussall arising issues quickly and make decisionson the fly, implementing all sorts of innovativeideas without losing our track.
Right now we are working on the Strategic Mindseries of turn-based strategy games set in WW2,with alternate history elements. Strategic Mindtitles combine immersive narrative elements, modern 3D graphics and improved mechanicsof classic wargames.
We create games with an immersive narrativeand deep gameplay. We want you to lookat the events from different perspectivesand welcome critical thinking.
in nomination Best Game on Unreal Engine 4 according to Games’17 Gathering
Strategic Mind: The Pacific
in nomination Best Game on Unreal Engine 4 according to Games’19 Gathering
Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg
in nomination Best Wargame PC 2020 according to How to Game