Galactic Civs III Pimping Stellar Rides

Posted on 02 Jun 2016 by
Stephen Haselden

Galactic Civilizations III has just released its latest DLC, a juicy new Builders Kit. Surprisingly for 4X space conquest game, getting all artistic with your ship design is one of the most engrossing features in this popular franchise. The Builders Kit DLC will allow you to reign ever more stylish destruction on your foes with ever more imaginative spaceship designs.

The Galactic Civilizations franchise is a well respected mainstay of the 4X genre, and the most recent title, GCIII, has been steadily expanding since its release in May of last year. The Builders Kit is just the latest of six different DLC’s (not including the OST DLC) that Stardock have released for this game. Continuous development is a great philosophy for any game but the 4X genre is so broad in scope it’s impossible to cater for everyone’s desires with a single release. And who can complain about their personal universe becoming richer and more adventurous?

Official Press Release

Plymouth, MI. – June 2, 2016 – Stardock released new DLC for its popular strategy game, Galactic Civilizations III today. The new Builder’s Kit DLC contains dozens of new parts for custom ship designs, a new ship design style, and additional labeling options for player-created vessels.

“We have a huge amount of talent in our community,” said Galactic Civilizations III’s lead designer, Paul Boyer. “I have seen some absolutely incredible designs on Steam Workshop and we really wanted to give players an opportunity to explore even more options for customization. We’re looking forward to seeing what people are able to build with all of these extra parts.”

The DLC will contain dozens of new core parts in functional shapes such as disks, boxes, and more, as well as additional specialized parts in more unique shapes like cockpits and fins. Players will now also be able to add letters and numbers to their ships with the new labeling system. “We’ve seen some pretty creative ship names,” said Boyer. “And now designers can display them directly on the sides of their ships.”

An additional ship style called “raider” also comes with the DLC and allows you to outfit your custom factions with a new look. The style provides new designs for constructors, starbases, shipyard designs, and more.

The Builder’s Kit DLC is now available for purchase on Steam or through Stardock. For more information on Galactic Civilizations III, please visit


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