Galactic Civilizations III isn’t finished, or even close to it according to the website for the creator of GC3, Stardock, but the official trailer looks pretty damn sweet. Personally, I haven’t played any of the previous titles in the franchise, but after watching the trailer and browsing around Stardock’s website I’m going to change that. Apparently, Galactic Civilizations III is a turn-based 4X strategy game were you play as a powerful leader ruling over a spacefaring civilization. You’ll explore the cosmos while expanding and colonizing planets. Your goal is to spread across the galaxy and dominate other alien species toward total victory (yeah, same goal as all games in this genre that I’ve played).
The story presented in the trailer sounds very appealing to any of us that like space based games. It appears to make humanity look like the aggressor that’s going to extinguish all other life in the galaxy, even though we are getting whooped in the trailer. I suppose that is just a mystery we’ll have to figure out when the game releases.