Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition Ships
Montreal, Canada. November 25th, 2004. Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Stardock announce that Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition has shipped to retailers nationwide.

This deluxe edition offers gamers the award winning Galactic Civilizations and the new Altarian Prophecy Expansion Pack. If you missed the opportunity to lead human civilization to domination the first time around, do not shy away from leadership now as Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition offers players one intense experience.

About Galactic Civilizations
Galactic Civilizations is a space-based strategy game in which the player becomes the leader of the human civilization at the dawn of the 23rd century. Six major civilizations are in a heated race to colonize, conquer, and dominate the galaxy using whatever means necessary. The game was originally released in March 2003 and won a host of awards including Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World Editor’s Choice Award, Games Domain’s Top Game Award, Wargamer’s Reader’s Choice Award 2003, and GameSpy’s Turn-Based Strategy Game of the Year 2003 Award.

About Galactic Civilizations: The Altarian Prophecy
In the late 22nd century, humanity came into contact with 5 major alien civilizations. These civilizations were called, the Drengin Empire, the Torian Confederation, the Arcean Empire, the Yor Collective and the Altarian Republic. Of these 5, the Altarians were the most curious to us. Not for their cultural traits or their technology but because they happened to look human. How was this possible?

Galactic Civilizations: The Altarian Prophecy introduces an all-new campaign called the Altarian Prophecy that takes players on a multi-game journey to solve the mystery alluded to in Galactic Civilizations. Altarian Prophecy also introduces two new alien civilizations: the Korx and the Drath. These two civilizations hold the secret to Altaria's past, but worse, they know the Altarian Prophecy that foretells the destruction of the galaxy that is connected to Altaria's past.

Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition will be available at retail stores on November 25th, 2004 selling for $29.99. Rated E for Everyone by ESRB. For more information on Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition please visit www.strategyfirst.com or www.galciv.com.

About Stardock
Stardock is the developer of award winning computer games, including The Political Machine, Galactic Civilizations, and The Corporate Machine. Stardock is also the world-wide leader in the development and sales of Windows desktop customization solutions like the Object Desktop software suite, including components such as WindowBlinds, DesktopX, IconPackager, and more. For more information, please visit Stardock's homepage at www.stardock.com.

About Strategy First
Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II, and Nexagon: Deathmatch. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com
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