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Now in Early Access - Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova Edition

Published on Thursday, April 27, 2023 By Tatiora In GalCiv IV News

Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova Edition now available in early access
Early Access adds ChatGPT integration: AlienGPT

[Early Access Gameplay Trailer]


Stardock has released the latest sequel of its award-winning space strategy game series today into early access. Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova sees the player as the ruler of a united home world that has just discovered faster-than-light travel.

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Explore an enhanced ideology system by building up Cultural Points and spending them on the traits you want to see reflected in your growing empire. 


Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova continues a 30-year trend of innovation in the series. This latest sequel introduces AI-generated content OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology allowing players to create their own civilizations that uses AI to create the lore, conversation dialogs, quests and more. The game also uses AI, trained on decades of Stardock’s alien art to deliver custom graphics for their custom civilization.

"We are thrilled with the new additions that Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova brings to the genre,” said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. "The use of cutting-edge AI technology allows players to generate entire civilizations that look and feel unique with just a few lines of text has us particularly excited."


GalCiv IV Supernova
Encounter several brand-new alien civilizations or create your own using the updated Civilization Builder.


GalCiv IV Supernova
Prepare your fleets and wage epic battles in a new and improved combat system that features starship classes.


In this space-based strategy game set in the 24th century, players take on the role of a leader of a spacefaring civilization, tasked with exploring and colonizing the known universe. With an array of new features and improvements, Supernova offers an unparalleled 4X strategy experience for players of all skill levels.

“We’ve really focused on making the game more approachable to new players,” said Wardell. “This is the most sophisticated strategy game we’ve ever made, so we have put extra time into UI improvements, tutorials and context-sensitive information.” 

Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova focuses heavily on replayability. Players can choose several different galaxy setup options, a different opponent to play against and now with the AI generated events and quests, each game will feel like an epic moment in the history of the galaxy.


Design unique ships, assigning them classes and roles that you can utilize both in and out of combat to keep a step ahead of your enemies.


New features in Supernova include cultural progression, new combat and planetary invasion systems, galactic sectors, new alien civilizations, AI assisted computer opponents, and the integration of ChatGPT and AI art generation. Additionally, the game boasts a multi-sector map design, planetary sieges, multi-turn battles, a host of new weapon designs, starship classes, Terror Stars that destroy entire star systems, and hundreds of other improvements for enhancing the player's ability to build the ultimate space empire.


GalCiv IV Supernova
Spread your influence, conquer enemy planets, and maintain tenuous diplomatic relations as you fight for galactic dominance.


GalCiv IV Supernova
Make diverse and interesting decisions on how to strengthen your civilization's tourism, weaponry, science, and more.


Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova is a stand-alone sequel to Galactic Civilizations III on Steam and Epic Games Store. Epic customers can upgrade from Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova for a highly discounted rate.

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Court the good graces of other civilizations and monitor your relationships in a detailed and intuitive diplomacy screen.

GalCiv IV Supernova
Easily navigate the improved UI for the Ship Designer and build your own custom fleets to crush your enemies.


GalCiv IV Supernova
Terrorize the galaxy with powerful ancient technology that can destroy planets with a single shot.