All vacant beta-tester slots are currently takenPosted on 25.01.2006
Currently all vacant spots in the two beta-test Galaxies are taken. There are no immediate plans to open further Galaxies, as we believe the number of beta-testers is sufficient for this phase of the game.
Please do check back regularly for if this situation should change. Thank you for visiting SpaceCivilizations.com!
Starting date confirmed for Galaxy Beta 3Posted on 21.01.2006
Galaxy Beta 3 will start its ticks on Tuesday, January 24th at 18:00 CET . It features a slightly modified version of the Research Tree that should help players to go to war earlier in the game. Please join the Galaxy now.
Final countdown for Galaxy Beta 2Posted on 15.01.2006
Galaxy Beta 2 has just been re-shuffled. New systems were created according to the new rules, and players that did not log into the galaxy after Friday, January 13th have been removed. If you are among the removed players, but want to play regardless, then you can simply sign up to the galaxy again.
There is space for around 20 more players, so go get in before the ticks start on Monday at 18:00 CET.
Galaxy Beta 2 getting ready for startPosted on 13.01.2006
Galaxy Beta 2 has entered the final preparation phase. Both the server and the client have been patched with a host of improvements and bug-fixes. Please see the change-log for more details.
Please note that the Galaxy will be shuffled on Sunday, January 15th at 18:00 CET. All orders that you will give before that date will be erased.
Please do log into Galaxy Beta 2 at least once , so that we know you actively want to take part in the next round. Inactive empires will be removed during shuffling on Sunday. Should your empire be removed, you can of course sign-up to the Galaxy again.
Galaxy Beta 2 starting January 16thPosted on 10.01.2006
Galaxy Beta 2 will start the ticker on Monday, January 16th at 18:00 CET . The balancing has been greatly improved after the experiences with the first galaxy, and a few completely new features will be added shortly after the galaxy starts.
If you want to take part, please do sign up! Also if you have signed up already, please do log into the galaxy at least once after Friday, January 13th 18:00 CET, so that we can determine the exact number of active players, and adjust the galaxy size accordingly.
Players that have not logged into the galaxy after January 13th are considered inactive and will be removed from the Galaxy. However, if that should have happened to you, you can simply re-signup to that galaxy at any time. This measurement simply allows us to determine how many people actively want to take part in the next test-round, and adjust the galaxy-size accordingly.
Re-opened Galaxy Beta 1Posted on 04.01.2006
Galaxy Beta 1 has been re-opened to fill the vacant spots in the galaxy. Please note, that this galaxy is already running for one week now, and therefore the players around you might be quite advanced. Enter at your own risk! However, you could also end up being lucky and be located next to some less active people.
More information about this can be found in the forums...
The ticker has startedPosted on 28.12.2005
The very first turn was successfully calculated just a few moments ago, the game is running now. Good luck in the game, and I hope you will all enjoy it!
Please bear in mind, that the game is still beta, and that this is actually the first "large scale" test. Lots of things can still go wrong, and need balancing. There are things that we know need improvement, but we would also like to hear from you of issues that we did not think of yet. Thank you for helping us test this game, your feedback is very welcome!
Announcing the start of the gamePosted on 27.12.2005
As we have now reached the minimum number of people required to play the first Galaxy, we can now confirm the starting time of 28th of December, at 12:00 CET .
However, there is still space for 50 more players. So if you have more friends that you think would like this type of game, go get them in! And if this galaxy is full, we can still open another one
Welcome to the public beta of Space CivilizationsPosted on 22.12.2005
This is the first public appearance of Space Civilizations - a free massively multiplayer space strategy game. The game is still in the making, but it is fully playable and the main features are in place and working. However, it still needs fine-honing and balancing. This can only be done with your help. So we are asking for your support and your patience, as we are approaching completion of Version One of Space Civilizations. Find more details in the Forum Section.
But this will not be the end of the work - once we have reached this goal we will go on and grow the game based on your feedback! Space Civilizations is planned to be a game that is tightly connected to its community, that listens to the wishes and ideas of its players. To grow and mature the game over time together with you, is our ultimate goal!
Welcome to the world of Space Civilizations!
Another test game this Sunday afternoonPosted on 19.11.2005
Half a year has passed since we played Space Civilizations for the very first time. In the meantime many little and big things have changed, new features were implemenrted, and the balancing has been adapted. All this based on your feedback.
Not everything has made it into the current version, but nevertheless it is time to test what we have so far. I hope you do notice the improvements, and overall it should be a much more pleasant experience to play the game. And this is exactly what we want to find out this Sunday afternoon.
Your feedback is once again very welcome. Let me know what you think about the state of the game now. Thank you all for your help!!