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GalCiv IV: Supernova Dev Journal #55 - Ship Classes

Excluding more abstract notions of war (such as dominating the economy, culture flipping planets with Influence and so on), when the protagonists of Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova engage in kinetic warfare, there are two main theatres: planetary invasions and fleet battles, the latter of which we’re going to cover today by examining how we now approach ship design. The core of the new and improved fleet combat mechanics, added in v2.5, is the introduction of the Ship Class, replacin... [read more]

4/23/2024 By BATTLEMODE in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

NOW OUT: Warlords Expansion & v2.5 “Ares” Update for Galactic Civilizations IV

New Features Include: War Aims, Combat Doctrines, Invasion Tactics, New Ship Components, New Technologies, A New Battle Viewer and much more   Get GalCiv IV Now   |  Warlords Expansion Stardock has released a major expansion pack for its popular space 4X game, Galactic Civilizations IV.  Galactic Civilizations IV: Warlords adds a host of new features including War Aims, Combat Doctrines, Invasion Tactics, New Ship Components, New Technologies, a new Battle ... [read more]

4/18/2024 By redskittlesonly in GalCiv IV News

v2.5 & Warlords Expansion Guided Tour

v2.5 and the Warlords Expansion is now available, and we're excited to share the ins and outs. Check out my guided tour below: Our prior dev journal gave a preview of what to expect from the Warlords Expansion. This week’s dev journal is a guided tour what is new for both the v2.5 ‘Ares’ update and Warlords, including an improved tech tree, QOL improvements to in-game lighting, an upgraded battle viewer, and much, much, more… Updated Visuals We have adjusted lighting and added point li... [read more]

4/18/2024 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

v2.5 'Ares' vs. Warlords Expansion Comparison Chart

Today we released the launch of the v2.5 'Ares' update and the Warlords Expansion. This release introduces a range of new features to enhance player experience. The v2.5 update offers a preview into the Warlords Expansion, with certain features available to all players and others exclusive to the expansion. For clarity on what's included in the v2.5 update versus what's exclusive to the Warlords Expansion, please refer to the chart below.    Feature GalCiv IV ... [read more]

4/18/2024 By redskittlesonly in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

Quick thoughts on Warlords from the designer

I've been saying this a lot to design teams lately: There is no subsitute for playing the game and then playing the game some more and then playing it still more. And Warlords really shows that. Now, those of you who get it right away are in for a particular treat that you should take advantage of as much as you can while you can:  There are a lot of absolutely crazy ship components in this that we have balanced as best we can but I can tell you right now, I there are going to be some... [read more]

4/17/2024 By Frogboy in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

GalCiv IV: Supernova Dev Journal #54 - Warlords Preview

Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova’s version 2.5 update drops on April 18th and will be accompanied by the release of our third DLC “Warlords”, an expansion focusing on improving the game's warfare systems. v2.5 brings in a lot of changes to space combat and invasions, and the way warfare is carried out in general, and Warlords opens up a lot more content in each one of these systems, adding many exciting new ship components to wreck your enemies with! Today we’re going to take a ver... [read more]

4/9/2024 By BATTLEMODE in GalCiv IV Dev Journals

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