Electronic Arts has started shipments of Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri strategy game.
The software was designed by FIRAXIS Games, a Baltimore development house established by legendary game designers Sid Meier, Brian Reynolds and Jeff Briggs.
Set in the 22nd century, the game begins as a group of colonists sets off for the Alpha Centauri star system with the goal of saving humankind from extinction. A meteor strikes and in the ensuing chaos, the colonists split into factions. From this disastrous beginning, they must face the monumental tasks of surviving on an alien world and forging the future of mankind.
More information on the game can be found on the Alpha Centauri home site at http://www.alphacentauri.com.