First off, a big thank-you to all our Founders for their assistance in Galactic Civilizations III's successful alpha program! The pages and pages of feedback, bug reports, ideas, and discussion have been invaluable to us.
With the beta's imminent launch, the Founders' program is no longer available.
The Galactic Civilizations III beta will be available for purchase very soon (Thursday August 14, if all goes according to plan) for $44.99, a five dollar discount off the game's regular $49.99 price.
If you've been waiting to play Galactic Civilizations III for less than $99, now's your chance.