I just received email that the time to sign up as founder and founder elite at discounted price is coming to an end because they are nearing launch of the Alpha. Last day to purchase at discounted price is March 2. I hope that means the alpha is like March 3rd!
It is only the discount on the standard founder's price that is ending.
"he limited availability of the regular Founder's Edition is coming to a close as we near the launch of the Galactic Civilizations III Founder's Alpha, which will go out exclusively to Elite Founders who purchased the $99 edition.
The last day to purchase the $39.99 Founder's Edition is March 2, 2014.
The $99 Elite Founder’s Edition, which includes all expansions and DLC we ever produce for Galactic Civilizations III and exclusive Alpha access, will continue to be available."