Stardock announced the third installment of its award-winning PC strategy game series today as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary: Galactic Civilizations III, the long-awaited next chapter in one of the highest-rated strategy franchises of all time. Coming exclusively to 64-bit PCs, Galactic Civilizations III stays true to its core gameplay while adding new features including multiplayer, political intrigue, vastly improved visuals and much more.

Galactic Civilizations casts the player as the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization that must explore, expand and colonize new worlds across the galaxy. Dominating rival alien species through technological, economic, political and military prowess tests players’ cultural, ideological, and diplomatic skills as they pursue victory via peaceful or belligerent means.

Galactic Civilizations III gives players far more detail in the textures, models, and overall look of everything from the planets they colonize to the fleets they command. New interstellar terrain elements on the hex-based map like black holes and mysterious Precursor relics change the way players explore the galaxy. A completely overhauled ship builder puts nearly every element of starship design in players’ hands, while the new resource system creates fresh opportunities to explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate.

Stardock is offering exceptional discounts, early access to the game, and more to fans who join the Founder’s program through the official website, available immediately. The $39.99 Founder’s Edition includes beta access, $10 off the regular price, and a special forum badge. The $99.99 Founder’s Elite Edition gives players all future DLC and expansions for free as they come out, alpha access, their name in the game’s credits, and the right to name a star to appear in-game.

As part of the company’s birthday celebration, Stardock games will be featured on sale next week on Steam and the Stardock store.

To learn more about Galactic Civilizations III, please go to www.galciv3.com.



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on Oct 15, 2013

This is some of the best news I've heard this year. 

on Oct 15, 2013

ugh I posted on the wrong account xDDD

Anyway, between this and star citizen, what hope is there for the outside world?

on Oct 15, 2013

Best news I've heard in a long time. Best trailer I've ever seen.

Hexes! Multiplayer! Take my money!

 

A suggestion and a question:

  • Have the difficulty slider and the base income modifier separate. That way we can have genius deprived AIs, or dumb-yet-rich AIs. Or just make sure the AI isn't cheating regardless of it's intelligence.
  • Will LAN be an MP option?

 

Goodbye all forums that aren't GCIII! You'll know where to find me.

on Oct 16, 2013

en algun momento estara el juego en español, lo que pasa es que ya me paso con el juego "elemental: fallen enchantress" que perdi plata y tiempo porque intente pero no lo pude jugar. seria una lastima que no este en español porque yo no lo comprare (perdi plata con otros juegos en ingles y ya decidi hace tiempo no comprar si no esta en español, menos juegos arcade y simples) desde ya muchas gracias e igualmente suerte y exitos con este nuevo proyecto

 

at some point the game will be in Spanish, what happens is that I happened to play "Elemental: fallen enchantress" I lost money and time because they try but I could not play. would be a shame to not be in Spanish because I do not buy you (silver lost to other games in English and I decided long ago not to buy if it is Spanish, less simple arcade games) from already thank you very much and also luck and success with this new Project

(google translate)

on Oct 16, 2013

This is my first post ever and I think I'm going to cry!   

on Oct 21, 2013

ITS HAPPENING!

on Oct 30, 2013

64bit... nice

on Oct 30, 2013

Can't wait!

on Oct 31, 2013

When I lock myself in my room, surrounded by Cheetos and Mountain Dew (that's an old school energy drink for you youngsters), I'm not coming out until I've beat the AI on the largest universe and hardest settings.  

Just kidding of course.  My wife heard me talking about the new game with my son and she said she is smashing the computers.  

Stealth mode activated.

 

backs out of the room slowly...  

 

 

on Nov 06, 2013

You just earned 100 $ Stardock!

 

HouseRalan

64bit... nice

 

2013.... and finally a game that makes dumping 32 bit worthwhile.

on Nov 14, 2013

*Girlish Scream*

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