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GalCiv IV Dev Journal #8 - Rise of the Commanders

“This is just GalCiv II but with better graphics,” was a comment some GalCiv fans made when GalCiv III was first released. That was no more true than saying Civilization V was just Civilization IV with better graphics, but we understood where they were coming from.  There weren’t a lot of big bullet item changes from the previous version. That was because most of our time and budget was spent building a brand new space 4X game engine. As good as GalCiv II was, it was bu... [read more]

9/1/2021 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

Star Control: Origins - v1.5 Preview

With more people coming back to the office work on the console version of Star Control: Origins has picked up.  The first part of this has been to do a pretty thorough revamp of the game’s underlying systems in order to optimize it for the XBOX One, PS4 and also next-generation consoles. During this process we greatly improved the quality of the texture maps throughout the game which includes aliens and ships. [click on thumbnail to enlarge]The team was also able to substantiall... [read more]

8/25/2021 By Frogboy in Star Control Journals

Follow the GalCiv IV Development/Release through PCGamesN

Follow the dev of GalCiv IV through PCGamesN, below are the first two articles, future articles will be posted below: Galactic Civilizations IV’s Manti Cluster want their children back Galactic Civilizations IV is out now, and there’s an entire galaxy’s worth of factions you can control as you try to conquer the stars in the newest 4X game from Stardock. We’ve covered many of the 18 playable civilizations, and with only a handful left to go we turn our attention to a ... [read more]

8/23/2021 By redskittlesonly in GalCiv IV News

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes 3.0 Release

It has been awhile since we’ve visited the world of Elemental.  The last update to the expansion to Fallen Enchantress (AKA: Legendary Heroes) was in 2019. Hardware has continued to evolve, and with that comes the opportunity to further improve the game. Our story so far… Elemental: Fallen Enchantress – Legendary Heroes is a fantasy strategy game in which the player builds a civilization in the world of Elemental.  This world was nearly destroyed by the War of ... [read more]

8/18/2021 By Frogboy in Elemental Dev Journals

Galactic Civilizations III Releases Highly Requested Update

Galactic Civilizations III Releases Highly Requested v4.2 UpdateStardock released a v4.2 update today for Galactic Civilizations III, its massive space sandbox 4X strategy game. The update has taken a large amount of community feedback into account as it works to address the game’s balance.    The version 4.2 update focuses on balancing several existing elements within the game, including planet classes, resource requireme... [read more]

8/5/2021 By Tatiora in GalCiv III News

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #7 - The Changing Face of Space Robots

Somewhere around here I have the original image of the Yor from 1992.  They don’t resemble the modern Yor very much.  When I wrote the Yor origin story back in 1987 (when I was in high school) the Yor followed the common trope of AI servants who rose up against their masters.  Their masters, in this case, were a race of beings known as the Iconians (who are also in the game). The Yor of 1995Yor of 2021As time has gone by, I’ve thought about making the Yor be less Cy... [read more]

8/2/2021 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

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