Galactic Civilizations III is the premier space strategy game. The latest installment of one of the highest-rated strategy series of all time, created by the original developers at Stardock, Galactic Civilizations III challenges players to build an empire that dominates the galaxy through conquest, diplomacy, cultural hegemony, or scientific research.
The stars are yours, if you can balance the demands of expansion, exploration, diplomacy, and all-but-inevitable galactic warfare. Careful strategy, not twitch reflexes, lead to victory in this turn-based strategy epic.
Online multi-player comes to Galactic Civilizations for the first time in Galactic Civilizations III. Conquer the galaxy alongside your friends or battle for supremacy in titanic clashes.
Feature List for Alpha (v0.0.1.0)
- Play as the Terran Alliance, Drengin Empire, Altarian Resistance, or Iridium Corporation
- Single-player sandbox or 2-4 player Internet multiplayer
- Play on Tiny / Small randomly generated maps (Conquest Victory only)
- Colonize and improve habitable planets, research new technologies, and build fleets of ships
- Focus your priorities with the new production wheel system
- New ideology system – Gain unique bonuses by following pragmatic, benevolent, or merciless paths
- Explore the galaxy to uncover hidden riches in space anomalies
- Construct Starbases to expand your influence
- Defeat your enemies by invading their planets
- Additional races - Play as the Yor Singularity, Thalan Contingency, Iconian Refuge, or Krynn Syndicate
- Interactive map – Explore black holes, mysterious nebulae, and ancient artifacts as you vie for control of valuable planets and resources
- Choose your path – Dominate the galaxy through military force, diplomatic intrigue, cultural hegemony, or scientific research
- Design your starfleet – Powerful ship designer lets players design ships from scratch or take advantage of pre-made blueprints
- Reimagined combat – Set your strategy and watch titanic clashes between grand fleets unfold in real-time
- Diplomacy - Interact, trade with, and threaten other races to accomplish your goals
- Best-in-class AI – 64-bit game engine allows incredibly complex artificial intelligence routines, which grow smarter over time as the AI learns from every game it plays
- Single-player Campaign - Available at final release, the campaign will continue the epic storyline of the Galactic Civilizations series
- And lots more!
* Requires that you register your game during the period when the Founder's Elite Edition is being offered. To do so, simply install the Alpha, run the game and login/create a Stardock account.
- OS: 64-bit Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7
- Processor: Quad-Core Processor
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10.1 Video Card (AMD Radeon HD5x00 Series / Nvidia GeForce 500 Series / Intel HD 4000 or later)
- DirectX: Version 10
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
- Additional Notes: A Stardock account is required to register and play this game. Minimum supported resolution is 1280x800.