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Stardock Announces Galactic Civilizations III v2.0 Update and Special Steam Weekend Sale

Article posted on 1/26/2017

Plymouth, MI. – January 26, 2017 - Today, Stardock released version 2.0 for its popular space-based strategy game, Galactic Civilizations III. The version includes a new resource called Starbase Administrators, improved diplomacy, tweaks to the game’s UI, balancing, and more.

"Version 2.0 is the culmination of many months of working closely with our community on the kinds of features players like but often don't get a lot of attention,” Stardock CEO Brad Wardell said. “For example, the diplomatic AI is more sophisticated and plays a lot like a human would both in terms of trading and how they deal with the complex web of foreign relations. We also added a new concept called administration that is designed to let players have smaller empires that are competitive."

The latest v2.0 update for Galactic Civilizations III releases during a special Steam weekend sale where players can save up to 75% off of the complete Galactic Civilizations III: Gold Bundle from January 26 - 30. Existing players can complete their collection while players who are newer to the franchise can pick up the base game and all of its existing DLC for one low price.

Among the other improvements to v2.0 is an AI "redlining" system. The computer AI will internally evaluate diplomatic trades and "redline" for feedback to the player in order to better evaluate its own trades.This process allows for a much more interesting and engaging relationship with the AI players.

Several changes to the UI offer up even more improvements available in v2.0. These include folding categories for auto-generated military ships, adding player-designed ships to their favorites, and showing important resources and turn information to both the planet and shipyard windows.

To see a complete list of what’s new in v2.0, you can view the full changelog here.

The Galactic Civilizations III: Gold Bundle is currently available for up to 75% off on SteamThe base game can be found on Steam, at Stardock, or on GOG. For more information about Galactic Civilizations III, please visit

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About Stardock: Stardock is a developer and publisher of PC games and desktop software founded in 1991 by nationally recognized technology expert Brad Wardell. Located in Plymouth, Michigan, Stardock is a powerful leader in the video gaming and software development world.  Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series, and Ashes of the Singularity. Stardock puts the user experience first through software that enriches the Windows experience for everyone from casual computer users to highly technical professionals. Products offered by Stardock include Start8, Start10, Fences, WindowBlinds, Multiplicity, and more.