Civilization Stories May 24, 2016

The latest addition to the Civilization franchise takes turn-based colonization into space. 9to5Toys Specials currently has Beyond Earth: The Collection for $30, which includes the game, plus the Exoplanets Map Pack and Rising Tide Expansion.

The new game is set in an intergalactic future, when the inhabitants of a barren Earth must go in search of new, alien lands to conquer. The gameplay stays true to the series, but instead of guiding historical events, players must choose an expedition sponsor to establish a cultural identity. Amazing upgrades arrive once your civilization masters the Technology Web, and dynamic Leader Traits affect the whole game world.

Also included in this bundle is Rising Tide, which adds four more factions to join, plus an all-new artifacts system, two new biomes, and hybrid units. Meanwhile, Exoplanets adds six custom maps to explore.

The Collection is usually priced at $60, but you can order now to save 49% off MSRP (Note: this deal is for Mac and Linux only).

Civilization Stories February 23, 2016

9to5Toys has teamed up with GameAgent to offer our readers an exclusive 55% off deal on the popular Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection for Mac (Steam code). That brings the price down to just $27 (Reg. $59.99). This collection of content will run you over $80 on the Mac App Store and $60+ on Steam. This is $3 below our previous mention on Beyond Earth with the RT add-on. 

Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection – 55% off – $27 (Reg. $59.99)

The collection includes the full, critically acclaimed Civilization: Beyond Earth game, and it also comes with the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion.

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Civilization Stories November 26, 2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth arrives today for Mac user: $35 (Reg. $50)

Following an announcement last month that the latest entry in the popular Civilization strategy game series would hit Mac sometime this holiday season, today Civilization: Beyond Earth has officially arrived for Mac users. The game, developed by Firaxis and brought to Mac users by Aspyr, first hit PC on October 24th.

Beyond Earth offers a fresh take on the traditional strategy gameplay of previous entries with a new sci-fi theme that lets users explore deep space and other futuristic settings. 

As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.

The Mac version arrives today with all of the features included in the PC counterpart including cross platform multiplayer and save syncing between all platforms. 

The game is available today through all of the usual suspects including Steam, the Mac App Store, and developer Aspyr’s own GameAgent store. It cost $49.99, but the $41 preorder deal is still live through Cyber Monday from Aspyr and Steam has it for $35 right now.

Features:

  • Seed the Adventure: Establish your cultural identity by choosing one of eight different expedition sponsors, each with its own leader and unique gameplay benefits. Assemble your spacecraft, cargo & colonists through a series of choices that directly seed the starting conditions when arriving at the new planet.
  • Colonize an Alien World: Explore the dangers and benefits of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources, and hostile life forms unlike those of Earth. Build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for your people.
  • Technology Web: To reflect progress forward into an uncertain future, technology advancement occurs through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The technology web is organized around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.
  • Orbital Layer: Build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific satellites that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.
  • Unit Customization: Unlock different upgrades through the tech web and customize your units to reflect your play style.
  • Multiplayer: Up to 8 players can compete for dominance of a new alien world.

Gameplay trailer below:

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