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This "Deluxe" package bundles Stardock's outer space empire-building game Galactic Civilizations with its retail expansion pack, The Altarian Prophecy.
Along the same parsec as Shrapnel's Space Empires IV and the popular Master of Orion games, Galactic Civilizations challenges strategists to conquer an entire galaxy, turn by turn. Players begin with little more than a colony ship and a load of ambition. Once a base is established near a friendly star, the empire can begin to grow.
Players lead their ships to explore other stars and claim nearby systems. As the interstellar realm begins to grow, and advanced technologies offer new possibilities, competition with other empire-expanding races becomes the greatest challenge of all.
Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy introduces additional features and content to the original game, including two new alien civilizations, the Korx and the Drath, and a new campaign called "The Altarian Prophecy." Other additions include ten built-in scenarios, ten custom maps, and four unique ships. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide