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GalCiv IV Dev Journal #20 - Deals of the Xeloxi (and v1.04 Preview)

  Today I decided to play a game as the Xeloxi. They are a tough civilization to play - so much so that I almost put a warning on them (as well as a few other civilizations) stating that they weren't a good selection for first-time players. They certainly run a difficulty level harder than the Terran Alliance. I've always loved the Xeloxi's style and the concept of a crime-based civilization. Every Xeloxi citizen is a criminal, meaning that high crime is just a consequence of play... [read more]

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GalCiv IV Dev Journal #19 - The Roadmap

With Galactic Civilizations IV now generally available it’s time to talk about…THE FUTURE. First, we’re really glad you guys seem to like the game.  Releasing a game, especially one where people have been working on for years, is, as you can imagine, very stressful.  This is doubly true when the game tries out so many new things. Below is a very tentative roadmap of what we expect to release and in what order.  This is all subject to change based on feedba... [read more]

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GalCiv IV Dev Journal #18 - The Dawn of the 24th Century

By the year 2232, the malevolent Drengin Empire reigned supreme over this area of space.  The once mighty Arcean Empire, that had long kept the Drengin Empire in check, was utterly defeated and their world left in ruin. The home world of the Torian Confederation was occupied with great cruelty.  Even the rising Altarian Republic was brought low and forced to sign an armistice and took on a role known as the Altarian Resistance. Earth was left untouched thanks to a Precursor technolo... [read more]

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GalCiv IV Dev Journal #17 - Screenshot Time

It’s hard to narrow down what screenshots help show off Galactic Civilizations IV the best.  Below I’m going to post some of my favorites, but we’d love to read your opinions and what screenshots you might think better represent the game to strategy gamers. This will come as no surprise to those of you who have been playing the series, but it has always mattered a lot to me that Earth is in the game. Because of that, it makes it really easy to compare how far the se... [read more]

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The Galactic Civilizations IV Walkthrough

Never the same galaxy twiceWelcome to Galactic Civilizations IV! You are in for a treat.  If you’ve never played a space “4X” strategy game before, then good news: this is a great one to start with.  If you are coming from Galactic Civilizations III or one of the strategy games made by our friends at Paradox, or Mohawk, or Firaxis, then you are probably going to like Galactic Civilizations IV. Since Galactic Civilizations III, we have had the opportunity to talk wi... [read more]

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GalCiv IV Dev Journal #16 - The Battle Viewer

You wanted it. We’re giving it to you.  The Battle viewer. Beta 2 of Galactic Civilizations IV brings back the Battle Viewer and a new After Action Report.  It’s pretty basic for Beta 2 and we plant to add a lot more to it. Today, I’m going to talk about what is already in it and what we plan to add. The viewer and the after action report There are really two elements here that players tend to want to see: Their ships in action to see how different desi... [read more]

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