If you’re not familiar with Galactic Civilizations then you are in for a treat this May when Galactic Civilizations III ships. GalCiv is the ultimate sandbox game. The universe is your domain and you are in charge of a fledgling interstellar civilization.
In order for the galaxy to be immersive, the computer opponents need to be interesting, challenging and intelligent and do so without having to rely on cheating. You can play multiplayer but we don’t want to have to rely on that.
The starting conditions
In this corner, those crazy primates of Earth we have the Terran Alliance!
And in this corner, we have those blood thirsty beasts of Drengi of the Drengine Empire!
And in the middle…
This amazing star system. Each player has a very different AI personality. But which one is more effective? Today we will find out as it’s AI on AI combat!
Let’s see what they do…
The Terrans rushed to get planets while the Drengin focused on getting war techs Who will benefit?
Critique: Both players focus too much on fortifying starbases rather than grabbing more resources.
Human victory in 120 turns.
Let’s try again.
Same game conditions. Terran victory after 150 turns.
So what happened? Drengin didn’t protect their planets, didn’t build economy. Too warlike.
Game III: After working on the Drengin AI and general AI
Now with lots of players: