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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

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

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #23 - Every Turn Counts

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Every Turn Counts I've provided a save from the very first turn of a Survival mode game. I was able to get 55 turns. Can you get further? To try it out here is the save: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18RWubDhiDutHC96M-BrOyyY7f5NWyf8P/view?usp=share_link Note #1: This is a multiplayer save (so we can try Survival mode) so it needs to go in your ..\Documents\My Games\GalCiv4\MPSaves\ directory. It also needs to be loaded as "Restore Session" on the Multiplayer screen. Note #2: T... read more

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #22 - Save Me

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Update 1.05 added Survival Mode to Multiplayer. In Survival mode, all the AIs are locked in permanent war with the human players and allied with each other. They also receive bonuses that increase over time. The AI will win, the question is, how long will you last? Or in a MP game, which human will last the longest? But you don't need other humans to play MP in GC4, so I setup a Survival mode game to play all by myself.     My settings are all fairly typical, one large ... read more