Galactic Civilizations 3 is free from Epic this week

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Every Thursday, Epic offers a PC game for free.

Yesterday that was Stardock Games’ Galactic Civilizations 3, a critically-acclaimed, popular game that’s like Sid Meier’s Civilization, but in space.

Other differences include the fact that you can play the game in multi-player mode, battling your friends for control of the galaxy. That’s nice, considering that, in this pandemic, it’s hard to do much of anything else with friends.

Another difference is the story telling. I was impressed by the level of plotting and character development that went into this game. Other games of this type are typically all about the mechanics, but this one has a real story that you can get into.

The game normally costs $40, but it’s free until 11 a.m. Thursday, January 28.

Watch the release trailer from Stardock Games below.

MetaStellar editor and publisher Maria Korolov is a science fiction novelist, writing stories set in a future virtual world. And, during the day, she is an award-winning freelance technology journalist who covers artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and enterprise virtual reality. See her Amazon author page here and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Email her at [email protected]. She is also the editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business, one of the top global sites covering virtual reality.