Play Stellaris for Free

A free weekend is now underway on Steam for Stellaris, Paradox Interactive's space-based grand strategy game for Windows, macOS, and Linux. You can check out what it has to offer between now and Monday, and if you decide to pick up a copy, you can keep your progress and get a 70% discount. This handy post has tips from the developers for new players just in time for the promotion. Here's more on the game itself:
Get ready to explore, discover and interact with a multitude of species as you journey among the stars. Forge a galactic empire by sending out science ships to survey and explore, while construction ships build stations around newly discovered planets. Discover buried treasures and galactic wonders as you spin a direction for your society, creating limitations and evolutions for your explorers. Alliances will form and wars will be declared.

Like all our Grand Strategy games, the adventure evolves with time. Because free updates are a part of any active Paradox game, you can continue to grow and expand your empire with new technologies and capabilities. What will you find beyond the stars? Only you can answer that.