Galactic Civilizations is a series of space-based 4X strategy games set in the far future where humans have started to colonize the stars. Earth has united after discovering the existence of alien civilizations and has invented a faster-than-light technology called Hyperdrive. Galactic Civilizations has always focused on the exploration, expansion, and inevitable conflict that arises from multiple civilizations all vying for the same thing: total galactic control.
The player begins with only their home planet and must research new technologies, explore the known galaxy, colonize new worlds while keeping their people at home happy. At the same time, players engage in trade, diplomacy, intrigue and war with alien civilizations.
Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova
Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova is a space-based strategy game set in the distant future. You are the ruler of a people who have just discovered faster than light travel. You can explore the galaxy, colonize new worlds, defend your empire from aggressive aliens and create a civilization that will rule the future. The Supernova Edition combines the base Galactic Civilizations IV with everything new in Supernova.
Create and Encounter Alien Civilizations
Design a brand-new civilization from scratch with just a few short lines of text using our cutting-edge AI technology, AlienGPT™, supported by ChatGPT. Briefly describe your civilization, then sit back and let our AI do the rest of the work: it will generate unique lore, diplomatic dialogues, starship choices, and ambassador images.
It’s a big universe out there – you never know who you might run into. Meet dozens of unique alien leaders and engage in diplomacy, trade, and war with their civilizations.
Never the Same Game Twice
Thanks to the invention of Hyperdrive, your civilization is ready to explore the mysteries of the galaxy. Subspace streams give you an entire procedurally generated galaxy to explore where you’ll meet aliens powered by a sophisticated and nuanced AI entity, encounter galactic events that will shape the course of your game, and customize an experience for yourself that is truly unique every time you play.
Choose Your Civilization’s Destiny
How will you rule your galaxy? Colonize and establish core worlds that will utilize the resources of smaller worlds, research breakthrough technologies, and select from a huge range of government policies – from coerced research all the way to mandatory conscription. A sophisticated ideology system lets you earn points based on how you handle certain events to add traits to your civilization.
Customize Your Fleets
Take ship customization to an entirely new level in Supernova. Unrivaled ship design options allow you to stay ahead in an endless arms race against your enemies by designing custom starships to bolster your fleets and counter your adversaries’ strength.
The new starship classes system grants certain vessels unique priorities during battle, which means a diverse fleet will grant you an edge in combat.
Terrorize the Galaxy
Originally conceived and constructed by the Dread Lords, Terror Stars can wipe out entire stars and all the planets and ships within their orbit with a single shot.