Galactic Civilizations III Gets Steam Early Access, Screens Released

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Unveiling these five fresh screenshots, Stardock announced that Galactic Civilizations III, the third installment of its PC strategy game series, is now available on Steam for Founderís Elite Edition owners. Elite Edition owners will automatically receive all future DLC and expansions to Galactic Civilizations III for free, get their names in the credits, receive a special forum badge, and can name a star that will appear in the final game at launch.
The alpha includes both single player against the AI as well as multiplayer via the Internet. It also introduces the newly implemented ideology system, which gives players unique benefits for choosing merciless, benevolent, or pragmatic paths. Additionally, the alpha introduces a new economic system that gives players intuitive, visual control over the overall production of their empire.