Galactic Civilizations v.1.0

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Galactic Civilizations 1.0 is a fun to play game which offers a great storyline and beautiful graphic. It is actually a space-based strategy game set near the dawn of the 23rd century. As the leader of humankind, you must expand civilization into a hostile galaxy filled with alien empires bent on galactic domination. The game has a heavy emphasis on diplomacy, economics, and culture, as well as military generalship. Galactic Civilizations won Editor's Choice awards from Computer Gaming World and Computer Games magazines. Transportation between different outposts was done through star-gates. These star-gates were immense structures that were obscenely expensive to use and maintain. As a result, the civilizations actually have had very limited contact with one another (and none with humans obviously). Once human scientists understood the concept of star-gates and how they worked, they set on a course to try and improve on them. About a decade before the start of the game, these scientists introduce to the galaxy a new technology called "Hyper-drive." Humans by the 22nd century had concluded that any civilization capable of interstellar travel must certainly have long since grown out of their violent militaristic stage and one of the leading scientists involved with the project shared the design of hyper-drive with all five of the major alien civilizations. Almost instantly, communication with the other civilizations came to a halt. After months of silence, the government of United Earth came to the conclusion that hyper-drive would allow the colonization of the galaxy and what was likely to occur was a race to claim star systems that contained habitable planets. It was decided that Earth must not fall behind and the design for a colony ship developed. This brings us to 2178, the beginning of the era known as "Galactic Civilizations." The first colony ship has been created along with a survey ship to explore the numerous anomalies throughout the galaxy. Now the race is on to find and colonize unclaimed star systems with good planets (class 15 or better), find and claim galactic resources (by building constructors that can then build star bases on them), and ensure humanity can survive in a potentially hostile galaxy. Major Features:Replayability - Galactic Civilizations is readily playable by casual gamers and includes a powerful, sophisticated AI and game mechanics that make each gaming experience different and highly addictive.Video and Sound - The game features state of the art sound subsystems and video resolutions of 1024x768 with over 16 million colors.Immersive Storyline - Playing as the leader of humanity, you have a rich and deep heritage to lead the human race and become one of the principal species of the universe.Multiple, Balanced Paths to Victory - Achieve victory using military strength, economic might, or political power.The Metaverse - Gamers who use Stardock.net to play will be part of the "metaverse," where victories, defeats and campaigns can be recorded, allowing players to share their gaming experience.A Map editor that allows players to design their own custom maps.A scenario editor that enables players to create specific game environments.A Campaign editor allows users to create a set of games that are linked together to tell a story.Requirements:Windows 98/2000/ME/XP600 MHz Processor128 MB RAM600 MB Hard Disk SpaceDirectX 8.1 Compatible Video Card w/8 MB VRAMMonitor Capable of Supporting 1024x768 Resolution

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  • Galactic Civilizations
  • 1.0
  • Stardock Systems
  • Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
  • Trial
  • 51.1 Mb
  • 209
  • $40.00
 
 

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