Stardock announced today that they will host a free weekend for Galactic Civilizations III this weekend on Steam, starting on August 15th. The 4X space strategy game set in the 23rd century will be free to play on Steam until August 19th, and for a limited time, the core game can be purchased for 84% off. Players have the ability to design amazing ships and civilizations in the game, and there have been thousands of these shared on the Steam workshop over the years, with almost limitless customization.
“We’ve always prided ourselves on making conquest just one aspect of several entertaining routes to victory in GalCiv,” said Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock. “For example, players can wage multi-decade cold wars for the hearts and minds of neutral planets, or expand their culture’s reach to the point where each others’ colonies are the soft-power battleground. Through a combination of shrewd diplomacy and expanding cultural influence, players can even conquer the galaxy without ever firing a single shot.”