Without genre-blending space adventure Star Control, we probably wouldn't have the likes of Mass Effect, so today's launch of a modern reboot - Star Control: Origins - seems reason to cheer. Offering silly branching dialogues, arcade space combat and planetside exploration mini-games, it looks like a fine time, full of odd aliens to meet, planets to explore, and spaceships to shoot at. It's just a…
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I'm honestly taken aback by how good game giveaways have been in recent years. In the past few months alone we've seen some genuinely great stuff given away for nothing but the time it takes to click a button. Even if most of the giveaways are promotional in nature, there's enough available for nothing to keep even the most fervent player going for months. For the…
Galactic Civilizations III [official site], the excellent space strategy game, has just received its biggest expansion yet. The Crusade expansion pack adds new factions, spies, and powerful individual citizens that can take starring roles in your colonies.
Soren Johnson's ace outer space economy sim, Offworld Trading Company [official site], has some new DLC this week. Titled The Ceres Initiative, it adds a fresh location with some extra challenges. The DLC is set on a frozen asteroid, where a new colony is being developed. It's a promising money making venture, if the colonists can survive the er...rocky conditions.
Galactic Civilization III [official site] felt to Adam in his review like a good starting point that years of DLC and expansions would ultimately make more interesting. That's already happening: Stardock have released a Builder's Kit DLC that includes new ship parts, a new ship type, and a labelling system so you can name all your fancy designs.
When last we left Galactic Civilizations III [official site], our very own Space General Adam Smith had looked out upon the twinkly stars of the heavens and proclaimed (paraphrasing), "It's good, but in need of a few expansions, maybe." And nobody defies the demands of a Space General. Which is to say Stardock just announced the game's first meaty expansion, Galactic Civilizations III: Mercenaries.
That's not a typo in the headline. This patch is not for the recently released Galactic Civilizations 3, but for the nearly ten year-old Galactic Civilizations 2. Released last Thursday, version 2.20 incorporates a number of community mods into the base game, as well as making tweaks to its already formidable AI.