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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]

3/3/2022 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

GalCiv IV - A sneak peek into what's coming for beta 2

Beta 2 is in development, and we wanted to share what players can look forward to: Multiplayer- You can now play against your friends, or former friends (if they play Mimots) in Multiplayer. Players can choose to play in several game modes.Arena- This is the preferred method for MP. Two human players, locked at war with each other. Only one survives.Agenda- The goal of the game is randomly determined. It could be to be the first person to claim and hold 5 Precursor Relics. Build when you ... [read more]

2/18/2022 By redskittlesonly in GalCiv IV News

GalCiv IV Beta 1a brings new events, expanded Mimot lore and tons of updates

Beta 1 was released last week, and thanks to user feedback, we cranked out some new features/tons of updates. Beta 1a brings new flavor text, expanded Mimot lore, tech navigator, and new events. Get into the GalCiv IV beta Top Features New flavor textExpanded Mimot lore storyAdded Tech NavigatorNew Events:Iridium Market CollapseTorian TerroristDrengin GladiatorFleeing ScientistStolen DriveCheck out the full changelog here.  [read more]

2/4/2022 By redskittlesonly in GalCiv IV News

Galactic Civilizations IV is Now in Beta

 Galactic Civilizations IV Enters Beta The beta unlocks all previously blocked civilizations from the alpha and adds the new Terran Resistance Join the BetaView the Beta Guide Here  |  Full Beta ChangelogSeek out new star systems and discover the exciting potential of the subspace realm in Galactic Civilizations IV! You are the all-powerful leader of a spacefaring civilizations and will discover thousands of worlds and dozens of civilizations - both old and new - as y... [read more]

1/27/2022 By Tatiora in GalCiv IV News

The Galactic Civilizations IV BETA Guide Tour

**NEWEST WALKTHROUGH HERE**IntroductionIf you’re coming from Galactic Civilizations III, you’re in for a treat. And if you have never played a Galactic Civilizations game before, then know this: this game is specifically designed to answer to the question, “I want to play a space 4X game, what game should I start with?” Read on to learn what this game is all about, who made it, and why we made it. A little about the teamThe highest rated space strategy game of ... [read more]

1/25/2022 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #15 - Internal Factions

A million years ago in the 1990s when I was designing the OS/2 versions of Galactic Civilizations I gave the player sliders to adjust what they were spending their resources on.  This system lasted right on through Galactic Civilizations II for Windows. GalCiv I for Windows GalCiv II for WindowsGalCiv III v1.0 for WindowsWhile highly useful for min-maxing a relatively simple economic system, it suffered from being pretty opaque in how it worked and was pretty terrible for immersion.... [read more]

1/10/2022 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

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