Are you ready for the machine uprising? The Yor have arrived in 4X game Galactic Civilizations IV, and they take a dim view of all organic, squishy life. Originally created by an ancient race, they were given sentience by one of the universe’s most notorious bad guys – the Dread Lords – and decided to turn against their former masters. Now they want to purge the galaxy of other forms of life, and you can help them with this noble endeavor by taking them for a spin in the alpha build.
The Yor have a number of primary strengths. As sentient machines, their population doesn’t need food. On the downside, this also means there’s no natural population growth through reproduction – the Yor instead manufacture more citizens, although not until they’ve researched the right technology.
They also have some handy traits when it comes to the colonization game. They can settle a wider range of planets due to not caring as much about habitability (their starting world is barren), and they have the ‘Adaptable’ racial trait, which lets them colonize worlds that would normally require the ‘extreme colonization’ tech. But this doesn’t mean that the Yor can inhabit every world in the game – certain planets, such as Ocean worlds, will still require the right tech. Machines and water don’t really mix, after all.