Galactic Civilizations III

Galactic Civilizations casts the player as the all-powerful leader of a space faring civilization that must explore, expand and colonize new worlds across the galaxy.
EU & US Release date: 14 May, 2015

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Stardock's Galactic Civilizations III launches May 14th

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Our dominion over the stars begins May 14th when Stardock Games' Galactic Civilizations III launches, which is also a 64-bit only game and won't apologise for it neither, as it can "deliver an unprecedented 4X experience."

The return of the grand 4X series is already available through Early Access, but finally those rocky days are almost over. It's "extremely mod-friendly," from new races, to ships and beyond.

Galactic Civilizations 3 Beta 5 update adds custom factions

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The latest update for Galactic Civilizations 3 adds the ability to create your own custom race of intergalactic space-bastards, ready to head off into the galaxy and wipe out all the cuddly, friendly species.

Or you could choose to be good at diplomacy, I guess. Beta 5 also adds two pre-set factions, the Thalan Contingency and the Iconian Refuge, and continues to fill out the game's bare Early Access bones with some more meaty content.

Beta 4 update for Galactic Civilizations 3 adds 'Battle Viewer'

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Stardock has released the fourth major update for space 4X Galactic Civilizations 3, adding a new battle viewer which lets you watch the destruction of your painstakingly assembled fleets in punishing detail.

Beta 4 also adds extreme worlds that require advanced technology to colonise, and reworks the ideology system “to give incredible bonuses to malevolent, pragmatic, and benevolent leaders.”

Galactic Civilizations 3's latest Beta update adds the robotic Yor race

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Stardock has released the third major beta update for Galactic Civilizations 3, adding in a new race of synthetic bad guys to play as, and "big-moment cinematics" to mark milestones in your campaign.

Reserach and build a colossal capital ship, for example, and you'll get a cutscene celebrating your achievement. The development team has also added their first pass at combat animations, including visible damage and ship wear.

You can win $1,000 by designing the ultimate ship in Galactic Civilizations III

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Everyone knows that the best part about a Galactic Civilizations game is designing your own particular style of plasma-powered death engine to unleash across an unsuspecting universe. Even if mine end up looking like dented buckets with laser guns strapped to the side.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a demon when it comes to starship creation, you could be in with a chance of winning $1,000 in developer Stardock's Galactic Civilizations III Ship Designer Contest.

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