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Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
85
4.1
Windows
88
4.0

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Back of Box - Windows (Germany) - DICE re-release:

    ENTDECKEN, FORSCHEN, BAUEN, KÄMPFEN:

    DIE ZUKUNFT DER MENSCHHEIT

    Der legendäre Designer Sid Meier präsentiert die nächste Evolutionsstufe der Strategiespiele, mit einer bisher nicht dagewesenen Spielfaszination. Entdecken Sie einen fremden Planeten, der nun Ihre neue Heimat darstellt, und enthüllen Sie seine vielfältigen Geheimnisse. Forschen Sie, um sich über 75 fantastische Technologien zunutze zu machen. Bauen Sie über 60 Basiseinrichtungen und gewaltige Geheimprojekte, um Ihren Machtbereich auszuweiten. Kämpfen Sie gegen Ihre Feinde mit einer Kriegsmaschinerie, in der Sie über 32.000 mögliche Einheitsvarianten entwickeln können.

    • ENTWERFEN SIE IHRE EIGENE KRIEGSMASCHINERIE
      Entwickeln Sie gemäß Ihren Einsatzansprüchen spezielle Kampfeinheiten oder verwenden Sie die Vorgaben Ihres Gouverneurs.
    • VERWANDELN SIE DIE LANDSCHAFT DURCH TERRAFORMING
      Werfen Sie Berge auf und ebnen Sie Hügel ein, um den Planeten für Sie nutzbar und für Ihre Gegner unwirtlicher zu machen.
    • DIPLOMATISCHE BEZIEHUNGEN
      Dynamische Persönlichkeiten reagieren individuell auf Ihre Aktionen. Ihre diplomatischen Entscheidungen bestimmen den Weg zu einem von fünf Spielausgängen.
    • UNENDLICH OFT SPIELBAR
      Ein Zufalls-3D-Weltgenerator, unbegrenzte Strategien, fünf Wege zum Sieg, sechs Schwierigkeitsstufen, sieben deutlich unterschiedliche Gruppierungen, ein vollwertiger Spiel- und Karteneditor sowie zahlreiche von Spieler definierbare Optionen ermöglichen unbegrenztes Gameplay.
    • AUTOMATISIERUNGSFUNKTIONEN
      Intelligente Basis-Gouverneure, globale Befehle und Trainingsszenarien helfen Ihnen, Ihr Imperium auszubauen und zu verwalten.
    • FANTASTISCHE MEHRSPIELER-OPTIONEN
      Kämpfen Sie vereint mit Ihren Freunden (oder gegen sie) über Internet, LAN, Modem oder serielle Verbindung.
    • ZUHAUSE ODER UNTERWEGS
      Einzigartige Installationsoptionen und skalierbare Technologie optimierten die Spielleistung auf allen Maschinen, von Laptops und älteren Pentiums zu den neusten und schnellsten Systemen.

    Contributed by jaXen (19486) on Jun 07, 2011.

www.electronic-arts.de:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.
    Bei Alpha Centauri wird Sid Meiers typisches, fesselndes Gameplay in der neuen Heimat der Menschheit angesiedelt: dem Weltraum.Einige Menschen haben das, was von der Erde übriggeblieben ist, hinter sich gelassen mit der Mission, eine Kolonie im Weltraum aufzubauen; doch auf ihrem Weg reißen plötzlich und unter mysteriösen Umständen alle Verbindungen zur Heimat ab. Die Crew ist sich selbst überlassen. Eine Meuterei spaltet die Besatzung in sieben feindliche, einander mißtrauende Gruppen - jede mit ihren eigenen Stärken und Schwächen. Als Anführer einer dieser Gruppen landen Sie und eine Handvoll Ihrer Anhänger mit einer Raumkapsel auf Alpha Centauri.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66267) on Jun 24, 2005.

Advertisement in PC Games, March 1999 (German):

    EXPLORE



    Erforschen Sie einen neuen Planeten und führen Sie die Völker in die Welt von morgen.



    BUILD



    Bauen Sie ein neues Leben auf und prägen Sie die Zukunft der menschlichen Rasse.



    DISCOVER



    Entdecken Sie eine neue Welt, die die Nachkommen der Menschheit bevölkern kann.



    CONQUER



    Besiegen Sie die Abtrünnigen, die Ihre Existenz bedrohen.


    Contributed by Xoleras (66267) on Feb 10, 2005.

Press Release:

    Electronic Arts and FIRAXIS Ship Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

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    Legendary Design Team Takes Addictive Strategy Gameplay to the 22nd Century



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., February 9, 1999- Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world’s largest interactive entertainment software company, announces the shipment of Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri’. This much-anticipated product marks the next generation in strategy games from the design team that created the top selling and critically acclaimed Sid Meier’s Civilization® I & II , Sid Meier’s Colonization® and Sid Meier’s Gettysburg! Alpha Centauri is the creation of FIRAXIS Games’, a Baltimore-based development house established by legendary game designers Sid Meier, Brian Reynolds and Jeff Briggs.

    Alpha Centauri features the perfect balance of exploration, discovery, building and conquest that players have come to expect from a Sid Meier strategy game. The game takes these elements and combines them with a gripping science-fiction story to create the most compelling and addictive strategic gameplay in the industry.

    Set in the 22nd century, the game begins as a group of colonists sets off for the Alpha Centauri star system with the goal of saving humankind from extinction. As the ship nears its destination, an uncharted meteor strikes it, awakening the travelers from cryogenic sleep. The ensuing chaos results in the formation of seven factions, each with differing goals and agendas. Ill-equipped for survival on a hostile world, the separated leaders and their crews crash land on a lonely planet orbiting Alpha Centauri with what equipment that could be salvaged. From this disastrous beginning they must begin the monumental task of survival on an alien world and of forging the future of mankind.

    In Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, players may choose to play one of the seven different factions, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Players can discover more than 75 extraordinary future technologies rooted in modern-day science. They can build more than 60 base upgrades and large-scale secret projects for their empire and they can explore Alpha Centauri’s richly detailed, 3-D contoured terrain. Players can design and build military units to meet their needs (more than 32,000 possible unit types in all). They can unlock the technologies of the future by making discoveries that allow them to build energy weapons, projectile weapons and units with special abilities like cloaking devices and antigravity struts. The terraforming ability allows players to alter the terrain for better resource gathering or to impede an opponent’s progress. For example, players can raise mountains or land-bridge bodies of water to create a competitive strategic advantage for their faction.

    "At FIRAXIS, we’re known for creating history-based games, so it was a natural evolution to create a game dealing with the future of history," said Brian Reynolds, vice president of development at FIRAXIS Games. "In Alpha Centauri, we’ve created a plausible and richly detailed futuristic world in which players can create their visions for the future of humankind with all the addictive ‘just-one-more-turn’ gameplay that our fans have come to expect from this team."

    A random 3-D world generator, six difficulty levels, a full-featured map/game editor and other customizable options make Alpha Centauri infinitely replayable. There is multiplayer support with up to seven players over a LAN (local area network), 2-4 players over the Internet and two players via modem and serial link. There are five different ways to win the game including conquering the world, leading your people to the next step in the evolution of humanity and diplomatic, economic and scenario-based victories.

    "Alpha Centauri represents the next generation in strategy gaming," said Sid Meier, chairman and director of creative development at FIRAXIS Games. "We’ve taken compelling gameplay and added a whole host of new features and innovative ideas which make Alpha Centauri a completely unique and fun experience."

    More information on the game can be found on the Alpha Centauri home site on the World Wide Web located at http://www.alphacentauri.com.

    FIRAXIS Games creates fun, intelligent computer games to live in the minds and imaginations of people the world over for generations to come. Headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, FIRAXIS' first title was the critically acclaimed Sid Meier's Gettysburg! and its second game, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, will launch in February 1999. The company's titles are distributed and marketed by Electronic Arts. For more information on FIRAXIS you can access their web site at http://www.firaxis.com.

    Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $1.1 billion for calendar 1998. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under seven brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS’, Maxis’, ORIGIN’, Bullfrog’ Productions, Westwood Studios’ and Jane’s® Combat Simulations. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.ea.com.

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Mar 12, 2004.

Back of Box:
    Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the most addictive, compelling gameplay yet. Explore the alien planet that is your new home and uncover its myriad mysteries. Discover over 75 extraordinary technologies. Build over 60 base upgrades and large scale secret projects for your empire. Conquer your enemies with a war machine that you design from over 32,000 possible unit types.

    DESIGN YOUR OWN WAR MACHINE
    Custom build fighting units that meets your mission's specific needs, or accept your governor's recommendations.
    TERRAFORM AN ALIEN LANDSCAPE
    Raise mountains and level hillsides to make the planet more hospitable for yourself or harsher for your opponents.
    DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
    Dynamic personalities react individually to your actions. Your diplomatic decisions dictate your path to one of five ultimate resolutions.

    INFINITELY REPLAYABLE
    A random 3D world generator, unlimited strategies, five paths to victory, six levels of difficulty, seven unique factions, fully featured map/game editor, and a whole host of customizable options ensure unlimited gameplay.
    BENCHMARK AUTOMATION
    Intelligent city governors, global commands and an in-game tutorial assist you in building and managing your empire.

    UNPRECEDENTED MULTIPLAYER
    Unite or fight with your friends via the Internet, a LAN, modem, or serial link.
    AT HOME OR ON THE GO
    Unique installation options and scaleable technology optimize performance for all machines, from laptops and low end Pentiums to the latest top-shelf hardware.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9161) on Aug 26, 2003.

EA 2000 Product Catalog:
    The most critically acclaimed strategy game of all time.

    SID MEIER'S ALPHA CENTAURI

    From the legendary designer of Civilization I and II comes this award-winning, epic sci-fi strategy masterpiece.

    98% (highest rating ever awarded) "The best strategy game ever made." -PC Gamer

    "The gold standard for strategy." -Newsweek

    "5 out of 5 stars." -CGW

    Ensure the survival of mankind as you lead one of seven unique factions each with their own ideology, strengths, and weaknesses.

    Explore an alien planet. Discover over 75 extraordinary technologies. Build a futuristic empire with over 60 base facilities. Conquer your enemies with your personally customized war machine.

    Contributed by Zovni (9367) on Jan 11, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the most addictive, compelling gomeplay yet. Explore the alien planet tht is your new home and uncover its myriad mysteries. Discover over 75 extraordinary technologies. Build over 60 base upgrades and large scale secret projects for your empire. Conquer your enemies with a war machine that you design from over 32,000 possible unit types.

    Contributed by Brian Hirt (10020) on Mar 01, 1999.