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Explore the Galaxy Explore the Galaxy Explore the Galaxy

Explore the Galaxy

Seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm.

Meet New Civilizations Meet New Civilizations Meet New Civilizations

Meet New Civilizations

The universe is teeming with civilizations both advanced and primitive. Set opponents' difficulty and technological advancement.

Colonize New Worlds Colonize New Worlds Colonize New Worlds

Colonize New Worlds

Thousands of worlds to colonize - most of them awful, but all colonizable...if you dare.

Discover New Technologies Discover New Technologies Discover New Technologies

Discover New Technologies

Invent new technologies, some are easier than others for your species to grasp.

Recruit and Mentor Citizens Recruit and Mentor Citizens Recruit and Mentor Citizens

Recruit and Mentor Citizens

Each citizen is unique with their own strengths and weaknesses.

Shape Your Government Shape Your Government Shape Your Government

Shape Your Government

Determine which citizens to place in positions of power and what planets you wish to see governed while taking care not to be defeated in a coup.

Choose Your Destiny Choose Your Destiny Choose Your Destiny

Choose Your Destiny

Choose the type of civilization you want to be through your actions and choices.

Adventure Awaits You Adventure Awaits You Adventure Awaits You

Adventure Awaits You

The galaxy has a rich, ancient history that you will discover through missions and events.

Latest News

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #25 - Updating Visuals

Monday, January 9, 2023

One of the things this Winter we're doing is updating the graphics of GalCiv IV in lots of various ways.  One upcoming update to GalCiv IV will be a revision to all the planetary improvements. For example: [New research building]   With 4K and 1440p becoming more common we really needed to up the game. We will also be updating some of the minor races.   So for instance, remember this guy? Pretty grotesque. He's being updated with this guy: ... read more

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #24 - The 2023 plan

Thursday, December 22, 2022

So this Spring will mark the one year anniversary of the release of Galactic Civilizations IV.  And we have some really big plans for it.  We've been working hard on a major revamp of the entire game. Here are some of the areas we are making big changes: Totally new combat system. Beam vs. Kinetic vs. Missile as a rock paper scissors mechanic against shields, armor and point defense is going away.  Instead, various types of weapons will have their own pros and cons in ar... read more

Galactic Civilizations IV v1.1 update brings several quality of life updates

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Experience Quality of Life Improvements in the Galactic Civilizations IV v1.1 UpdateGet GalCiv IV Now  |  v1.1 ChangelogAs the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilization, players will seek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm. With over a dozen starting civilizations to choose from - the possibilities for each playthrough are endless, leaving players with a truly unique experience every time they start up a new game.  ... read more