Take part in Galactic Civilizations III early access and conquer the galaxy while helping shape its future.

  • Meet Exotic Alien Races

    Conquer your way across the galaxy (befriending of aliens coming soon).

  • Discover Incredible Planets

    Terraform bare rocks into hellish forge worlds or teeming centers of commerce.

  • Research Amazing Technology

    Unlock the secrets of creation, create unholy abominations, or both. Probably both.

  • Design the Starships
    of Your Dreams

    Sail the void between stars in style.

  • Tell the Developers What
    You Think

    Make yourself heard while there is still time to change things before release.

  • Faction Design Contest

    Enter today for a chance to win $1.000 and have your faction in the game.

Steam Early Access

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more


  • Why Early Access?
    "Stardock has always believed in extensive pre-release testing periods for our games. Involving our fans earlier in the process allows us to gather crucial gameplay, design, and balance feedback. Getting the game out on thousands of machines is a key part of hardware compatibility testing for us as well."
  • Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
    "Galactic Civilizations III will be in Early Access until May 2015, according to our current schedule (which is of course subject to change)."
  • How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
    "Currently, the beta is fun but incomplete – though it's getting close! The story-based campaign and the tutorial are the only major features yet to be added, and they likely won't be available until the final release. The AI will continue to improve throughout the beta, and balance and polish are never-ending tasks."
  • What is the current state of the Early Access version?
    "Multiplayer is fully functional. All core gameplay systems are armed and operational, from empire development to fleet combat, diplomacy, and planetary invasion. We think what's in is pretty fun. The biggest improvements between beta and release at this point will be AI improvements and improved balance."
  • Will the game be priced differently during and after
    Early Access?

    "Galactic Civilizations III may be part of promotions both during the Early Access period and after, but the base price will remain $49.99."
  • How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
    "We've gotten a ton of valuable feedback from our community, both on design/gameplay issues as well as help in tracking down bugs. We actively monitor the forums both on Steam and at, and we do weekly livestreams at noon Pacific time every Friday at where lead designer Paul Boyer shows off internal builds and answers community questions as well as soliciting feedback on specific design points that we're actively working on."
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