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Never the same game twice, Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Each new game offers an array of options as you set it up - choose your map size, abundance of planets and resources, frequency of events, and more for a unique play experience every time. Galactic Civilizations III also removes linear victory conditions and offers you multiple objectives that you can choose to pursue in order to win, such as military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliances. The new multiplayer capabilities also allow you to expand your challenges and fights beyond an AI in order to face off against fellow players. All of this, topped with a rich and in-depth custom ship designer ensure an immersive and exciting experience as you decide how to rule your galaxy.
  
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==== Never the same game twice ====
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<p style="margin-top:0;">Play in the ultimate sandbox where each game has a unique map, worlds, and challenges to face -- all on a massive scale. Play against 16 to 100 opponents.</p>
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==== Multiple paths to victory ====
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<p style="margin-top:0;">Win through military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliance.</p>
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==== Story-based campaign ====
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<p style="margin-top:0;">Get brought up to date on the 20-year story arc behind the rise of humanity in the 23rd century.</p>
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==== Massive technology tree ====
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<p style="margin-top:0;">Research a technology tree with immense breadth and depth. Each playable faction has their own unique specializations. Your choice determines how you play and win.</p>
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==== Faction & Ship Customization ====
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<p style="margin-top:0;"> Create a civilization with its own look, ships, technologies, and even options for how the AI will use them.</p>
  
== Getting started ==
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<h2 style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 1.125em; margin-top:0.875em"> Metaverse </h2>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.galciv3.com/metaverse#/ladders/all/overall/Overall?viewType=myself Ladders]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.galciv3.com/metaverse#/gamestats Universe]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://steamcommunity.com/stats/226860/achievements Steam Achievements]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.offworldtradingcompany.com/index.php/Trailers Trailers]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.offworldtradingcompany.com/index.php/Community_Let's_Play_Videos Community Let's Play Videos]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.offworldtradingcompany.com/index.php/Screenshots Screenshots]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.offworldtradingcompany.com/index.php/Concept_Art Concept Art]</span>
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<h2 style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 1.125em; margin-top:0.875em"> Community Links </h2>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.reddit.com/r/GalCiv3/ Reddit]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://galciv3.gamepedia.com/Official_Galactic_Civilizations_III_Wiki Gamepedia]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/735158-galactic-civilizations-iii GameFAQs]</span>
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<h2 style="font-family: sans-serif; font-size: 1.125em; margin-top:0.875em"> Official Pages </h2>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.galciv3.com/ www.GalCiv3.com]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://www.facebook.com/GalCivIII/ Galactic Civilizations Facebook]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[https://twitter.com/galciv Galactic Civilizations Twitter]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://forums.galciv3.com/ Galactic Civilizations III Forums]</span>
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| news_title = Latest News
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* '''2016-04-21''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/475888| Massive Starbase Update for GalCiv III is now available!]]
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* '''2016-03-23''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/476380| Galactic Civilizations III 1.7 Beta Dev Stream - Thursday 3/24 at 3pm ET]]
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* '''2016-02-25''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/475643| GalCiv III: Mercenaries Dev Stream -- Friday 2/26 at 3pm EST]]
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* '''2016-02-23''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/475587| Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries Strategy Guide from PC Gamer]]
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* '''2016-02-19''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/475473| The Escapist Gives Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries a 4 out of 5!]]
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* '''2016-02-18''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/474801| Fight a Desperate War in Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries, Available TODAY!]]
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* '''2016-02-17''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/475401| GalCiv III: Mercenaries Dev Stream -- Friday 2/19 at 3pm EST]]
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* '''2016-01-27''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/474543| Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries adds New Factions, New Ships, Mercenary Bazaar and more!]]
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* '''2016-01-22''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/474828| Galactic Civilizations Weekend Sale on GamersGate!]]
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* '''2015-12-09''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/473700| The Big Diplomatic Feature Update is Here Along with the Lost Precursor worlds!]]
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* '''2015-12-11''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/473947| Dev Stream (Friday, December 11th) at 3pm EST, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-11-20''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/473438| Modding Stream And GalCiv3 Governments]]
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* '''2015-11-18''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/473393| Vote for Galactic Civilizations III in the Game-Debate Awards for Best Sci-Fi Game!]]
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* '''2015-11-04''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/473002| GalCiv III v1.41 Offers Option to Re-Enable Planetary Wheel]]
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* '''2015-10-29''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/472349| Galactic Civilizations III v1.4 Mega AI update is now available!]]
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* '''2015-10-02''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/472081| Dev Stream (Friday, October 2nd) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-10-01''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/471837| Multiplayer Improvements in the Latest Galactic Civilizations III Update]]
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* '''2015-09-22''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/471752| WCCF Tech Talks with Stardock's Brad Wardell about the Future of Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-09-17''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/471493| Multi-Language support and bug fixes in the latest Galactic Civilizations III's update!]]
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* '''2015-09-11''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/471364| Dev Stream (Friday, September 11th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-09-10''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/470745| New DLC Now Available for Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-09-10''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/470744| Galactic Civilizations III v1.3 Update Released]]
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* '''2015-09-04''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/471123| Galactic Civilizations III Dev Stream (Friday, September 4th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-08-28''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/470849| Dev Stream (Friday, August 28th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-08-25''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/470741| Galactic Civilizations III 1.21 Update Now Available]]
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* '''2015-08-21''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/470511| Dev Stream (Friday, August 21st) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-08-11''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/469763| Galactic Civilizations III 1.2 Update Released]]
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* '''2015-07-09''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/468202| Map Pack DLC Now Available for Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-08-11''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/469764| Mega Events DLC Now Available for Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-08-07''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/469945| Dev Stream (Friday, August 7th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-07-26''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/467845| Dev Stream (Friday, June 26th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-07-09''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/468201| Galactic Civilizations III 1.1 Update Released with Steam Workshop Support]]
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* '''2015-06-19''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/467558| Dev Stream (Friday, June 19th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-06-08''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/467061| Galactic Civilizations III 1.03 Update Now Available]]
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* '''2015-06-12''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/467229| Dev Stream (Friday, June 12th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-06-04''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466864| Dev Stream (Friday, June 5th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-05-29''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466517| Dev Stream (Friday, May 29th) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-05-27''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466391| GameWatcher GalCiv 3 Elite Founder Key Giveaway]]
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* '''2015-05-27''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466414| Galactic Civilizations III v1.02 Opt-in Available]]
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* '''2015-05-26''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466353| Eurogamer Recommends Galactic Civilizations III in their Review]]
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* '''2015-05-22''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466085| PC Gamer Gives Galactic Civilizations III an 87/100!]]
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* '''2015-05-22''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466074| Dev Stream (Friday, May 22nd) at 3pm EDT, Noon Pacific]]
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* '''2015-05-21''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/466010| Polygon Talks to Stardock's Paul Boyer about Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-05-21''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465986| Galactic Civilizations III v1.01 Available]]
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* '''2015-05-19''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465852| Galactic Civilizations III v1.01 Opt-in Available]]
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* '''2015-05-18''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465706| Stardock's Derek Paxton on Modding in Today's GalCiv 3 Livestream]]
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* '''2015-05-15''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465416| Livestream Today at 3pm ET: Lead Designer Paul Boyer and Giveaways!]]
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* '''2015-05-15''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465426| Game Informer Gives GalCiv 3 an 8.75/10 and a Silver Award!]]
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* '''2015-05-15''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465430| PCGamesN Gives Galactic Civilizations III a 9/10!]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465215| Galactic Civilizations III Released!]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465292| GalCiv 3 Livestream Today: 3pm with Angry Joe and 5pm with Brad Wardell]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465340| Galactic Civilizations III Review from The Escapist]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465302| Rock, Paper, Shotgun on Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465217| Your Galaxy, Your Rules: Galactic Civilizations III Now Available]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465309| eXplorminate Review of Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465297| GameWatcher Reviews Galactic Civilizations III. Gives a 9.0!]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465307| Softpedia gives GalCiv III 9/10!]]
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* '''2015-05-14''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465288| GamesBeat Preview of Galactic Civilizations III]]
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* '''2015-05-13''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465241| Curse.com Exclusive: Galactic Civilizations III Campaign Intro]]
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* '''2015-05-13''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465242| IGN Exclusive: Galactic Civilizations III Launch Trailer]]
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* '''2015-05-13''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465220| Livestream at 3pm ET Today: Brad Joins the Stream!]]
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* '''2015-05-13''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465223| Niche Gamer Interview with Stardock's Paul Boyer on Creating GalCiv 3]]
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* '''2015-05-12''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465149| Exclusive Launch Weekend Ship Parts Coming]]
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* '''2015-05-12''' - [[http://forums.galciv3.com/465148| Today at 3pm ET: GalCiv 3 Livestream with SlippingSand]]
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.galciv3.com/index.php/Backstory Backstory]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.galciv3.com/index.php/Timeline Timeline]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.galciv3.com/index.php/Developer_Diaries Developer Diaries]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.galciv3.com/index.php/System_Specifications System Specifications]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://wiki.galciv3.com/index.php/Starting_Tips Starting Tips]</span>
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* <span class="plainlinks">[http://stardock.cachefly.net/www_galciv3_com-assets/gamemanual/GC3Manual.pdf Game Manual]</span>
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About Galactic Civilizations III

Never the same game twice, Galactic Civilizations III is the largest strategy sandbox ever made. Each new game offers an array of options as you set it up - choose your map size, abundance of planets and resources, frequency of events, and more for a unique play experience every time. Galactic Civilizations III also removes linear victory conditions and offers you multiple objectives that you can choose to pursue in order to win, such as military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliances. The new multiplayer capabilities also allow you to expand your challenges and fights beyond an AI in order to face off against fellow players. All of this, topped with a rich and in-depth custom ship designer ensure an immersive and exciting experience as you decide how to rule your galaxy.

Never the same game twice

Play in the ultimate sandbox where each game has a unique map, worlds, and challenges to face -- all on a massive scale. Play against 16 to 100 opponents.

Multiple paths to victory

Win through military conquest, cultural domination, technological ascension, or political alliance.

Story-based campaign

Get brought up to date on the 20-year story arc behind the rise of humanity in the 23rd century.

Massive technology tree

Research a technology tree with immense breadth and depth. Each playable faction has their own unique specializations. Your choice determines how you play and win.

Faction & Ship Customization

Create a civilization with its own look, ships, technologies, and even options for how the AI will use them.