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Galactic Civilizations (Windows)

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http://games.1c.ru/gal_civ/:

    2178 год. Развитие населяющих вселенную цивилизаций идет ошеломляющими темпами. Чрезвычайно упростившая межзвездные путешествия технология, создание которой еще несколько лет назад мыслилось чем-то невозможным, стараниями ученых оказалась в распоряжении людей. Увы, открытие века не способствовало усилению единства галактических рас: каждая из них сочла своей главной задачей колонизацию новых систем и борьбу за глобальное господство. Связи между носителями вселенского разума, бывшие некогда крепкими и надежными, разорваны...

    • "Галактические цивилизации" - космическая походовая стратегия. Игроку предстоит возглавить человечество в тяжелой борьбе за вселенское господство, сконцентрировав для этого в своих руках все имеющиеся средства, задействовав технологии и экономику, культурную экспансию и военную силу.
    • Вас ждет встреча с огромным детализированным миром, включающим более 35 инопланетных рас и сотни звездных систем. Сотни сражений, неожиданные опасности и катастрофы обеспечат экипажам ваших кораблей опыт, необходимый в будущих битвах,
    • Добыча необходимых для развития экономики, науки и торговли полезных ископаемых, контроль над редкими галактическими ресурсами, изучение и перенятие технологий иных миров дадут вашей расе серьезное преимущество в борьбе за превосходство во вселенной.


    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58074) on Feb 17, 2011.

Back of Box - Windows (Germany):

    GALACTIC CIVILIZATIONS

    Wir schreiben das Jahr 2178, aber unsere Geschichte beginnt eigentlich 50 Jahre früher. Denn das ist der Zeitpunkt, an dem die Menschen erstmalig in Kontakt mit einer außerirdischen Spezies treten. Die schwachen Signale einer arceanischen Forschungsdrohne wurden von Sensoren in Australien aufgefangen. Es dauerte nicht lange bis anschließend eine einfache Form des Kontaktes zwischen der Erde und Arcea hergestellt werden konnte...
    Seit tausenden von Jahren senden verschiedenste Zivilisationen mit Hilfe von Star-Gates Sonden durch die Galaxie. Die Menschen erkannten die Wichtigkeit dieser Technik und versuchten diese nicht nur zu adaptieren, sondern auch zu verbessern. Und so entwickelten sie den "Hyper-Drive". Mit Hilfe dieser Technologie konnten endlich erste Kolonie- und Forschungsschiffe gebaut werden und der Weltraum stand der Kolonialisierung offen. Das war der Anfang des interstellaren Zeitalters - bekannt auch als "Galactic Civilizations".

    • Remake des gleichnamigen Originals aus dem Jahre 1994 - meist verkauftes Spiel für OS/2 und Sieger bei "Game of the Year" Award
    • Rundenbasierendes Strategiespiel im Weltraum inkl. Planeten Micro-Management
    • Managen Sie die Geschicke der Menschen mit Hilfe von Diplomatie, Militär, Forschung und Wirtschaft
    • 4 verschiedene Siegvarianten: Militärischer, Politischer, Technologischer und Kultureller Sieg
    • 8 politische Parteien, 4 Regierungsformen und dutzende Zivilisations-Boni
    • Die Gesinnung bestimmt Freund und Feind und beeinflusst das Handeln der Rassen und des Spielers selbst
    • Wiederspielbarkeit durch Zufallsereignisse
    • Hoch entwicklte KI und extrem süchtig machendes Gameplay
    • Onlineranking über Stardock.net

    Contributed by jaXen (20921) on Nov 10, 2010.

Inside of Box:

    FORGE THE FUTURE OF THE GALAXY



    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    Advanced Artificial Intelligence system will keep you guessing. With over 35 alien races and hundreds of systems, no two games will ever be the same.

    GOOD, NEUTRAL, EVIL
    The choices you make affect how other alien races react to you. Indulge your evil side and be granted devastating technologies that will have your enemies begging for mercy. Play as good and create powerful alliances to thwart your foes' evil armies.

    SPACE MONSTERS
    Galactic Space Monsters and other random events provide your ships with experience points and training prior ro going to war.

    GALACTIC RESOURCES
    Build starbases to control resources and receive bonuses in Economy, Research, Influence, Trade and Warfare. Control these rare resources to gain an advantage in the race for Galactic Superiority.

    EXPAND YOUR EMPIRE
    Build massive starbases to improve your economy, repair fleets, or upgrade them into Terror Stars and wreak havoc on the galaxy. Research upgrades and technologies to customize each starbase and strengthen your empire.

    SECRETS OF THE PAST
    Discover the secrets of lost alien empires. Acquire new technologies and resources to expand your fleet, enhance military power and dominate the galaxy!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69754) on Oct 05, 2003.

Back of Box:

    NEVER THE SAME GALAXY TWICE



    The year is 2178 and the galaxy is evolving at an alarming pace. Years ago, human scientists introduced a new technology, the "Hyper-drive", which vastly improved interstellar travel, but instead of forging closer bonds throughout the galaxy, communication between civilizations has ground to a halt. Colonization and a battle for supremacy have become the primary goals...

    Lead humanity in a struggle to dominate the galaxy in Galactic Civilizations, a 4X strategy game where you use whatever means necessary: technological advancements, economic might, cultural expansion and military prowess to survive the hostile intergalactic war.

  • Deep immersive storyline

  • Multi-threaded AI that is as sophisticated and challenging as real life politics

  • In the Metaverse, games can be saved onto Stardock.net and the player can allow the game AI to look at strategies used by the top players to make the game smarter

  • Multiple paths to victory - Achieve victory using military strength, economic might, or political power

  • Ships gain experience as they win battles

  • Dominate other players with economic power through trade and wealth

  • Gameplay events are designed to ensure that each game is a different experience

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69754) on Oct 05, 2003.

Strategy First 2002-2003 Product Catalog:
    The year is 2178 and the galaxy is evolving at an alarming pace. Years ago human scientists introduced a new technology, the "Hyper-drive", which vastly improved interplanetary travel, but instead of forging closer bonds throughout the galaxy, communication between civilizations has come to a halt and colonization and spatial supremacy have become the primary goals... Lead humanity in a struggle to dominate the galaxy in Galactic Civilizations...

    * Deep immersive storyline
    * Multi-threaded AI that is as sophisticated and challenging as real life politics
    * In the Metaverse, games can be saved onto Stardock.net and the player can allow the game AI to look at strategies used by the top players to make the game smarter
    * Multiple paths to victory - Achieve victory using military strength, economic might, or political power
    * Ships gain experience as they win battles
    * Dominate other players with economic power through trade and wealth
    * Gameplay events are designed to ensure that each game is a different experience

    Contributed by Riamus (8121) on Sep 28, 2003.