Sid Meier’s Starships Launches March 12th

The official Civilization Twitter account has announced that "Sid Meier's Starships will launch on March 12 for $14.99 on PC, Mac and iPad." 

What is this Starships game you might ask? Apparently it is a semi-sequel to Civ: Beyond Earth and set in the same universe. And will even feature some kind of unspecified integration with Beyond Earth itself. Woah, games getting all space-agey on us with cross-game features and $#%!. 

For actual game features see below:

  • Tactical space combat: Encounter unique tactical challenges in every mission, with dynamically generated maps, victory conditions, and foes.
  • Fully customizable starships: Create an armada that fits your tactical plan with modular spaceship design.
  • Diplomacy, strategy, and Exploration: Expand the influence of your Federation and gain the trust of the citizens of new planets. Use the unique abilities of the each planet to enhance your fleet and Federation, and keep your opponents in check. Build improvements on worlds to increase the capabilities and resources of your Federation.
  • A galaxy of adventure: Explore the galaxy as you lead your fleet to distant worlds and complete missions to help the citizens of these planets. Fight pirates, protect colony ships, destroy rogue AI, and more.
  • Multiple paths to victory: Will you win by conquering the greatest threat to the galaxy? Or will you unite a plurality of worlds in your Federation? Perhaps you will lead your people to push the frontiers of science. Each choice you make carries consequences on your path to victory

You can checkout the official page over on the 2K site here or read GameAgent Blog's writeup over here. As they note, it is the first Civilization related game coming to Mac that will not be published by Aspyr. Hmm, interesting..

Since you're so good here's an announcement trailer:

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