Epic Space is a Third Person Action MMO featuring unique voice communication, emergent gameplay, and twitch-based combat on a single shard. There is one persistent sandbox/universe, shared by the entire world. Players earn reputations for completing orders, securing objectives, recon and team play.
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Release Date: May 8, 2014

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We're attempting to develop a Single Server MMO. We're looking for like minded players who can give us their thoughts and help us shape the game into something fun and stable.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We aim to completely leave the Early Access program in 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We're aiming for AAA polish when we release. There may be bugs in the current version and future updates could upset our plans further. However, testing with a large user base will help us to achieve our desired level of polish faster.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently there are two separate areas to explore. Various modules and weapons, but limited ships. We're actively developing the new "Squadron" feature. This will allow players to earn XP and ship bonuses when players fly together. We plan to add planets, more ships, and features this year.

Epic Space is currently in an alpha state. The 2D version has been retired but is still available to ALL players.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The full version will retail at $29.99 USD. We also have to look into funding future updates post release. We're looking at implementing a system where supporting this MMO will reward players with cosmetic items that doesn't affect game play in any way.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have integrated an in game feedback system right into the game. We also have a Discord Channel so we can talk to our players directly.”
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June 23

Scheduled Maintenance: 6/27 1AM MST - 4AM MST

Be advised: ES:O servers will be unavailable during a short maintenance period.

Start Time: 6/27/2017 01:00:00 AM MST
End Time: 6/27/2017 04:00:00 AM MST

More info:

Even more info:
Forums / Help: https://EpicSpace.net/forums/category/bug-reports-technical-support/1
Recent Updates: https://EpicSpace.net/updates
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Kq8ABBX

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June 9

New Trailer! One Server, One Universe

And on top of that, here's a quick overview of the changes with 0.049. Remember to visit us on forums if you encounter any problems or submit feedback using the in game feedback tool.

Fly safe! But fly an upgraded ship.

Changes / Tweaks
  • Ore Detector has been renamed to Asteroid Scanner.
  • Notifications now show as orange when an asteroid scanner finds a resource.
  • Recent Flight data is now shown to players on death.
  • Pilots are now notified when their ship earns XP.
  • New sound effects for explosions have been added.
  • Pilots can now repair ships when docked for a cost.
  • Pilots flying less than 800 m/s can no longer be detected.
  • Squad Operations has been renamed to Flight Operations
  • Pilots can now send packages to other players at the same station with message attachments (Maximum 5 outstanding packages).
  • All ships must have a tail number and name before undocking.
  • Ship detectors no longer spawn and will soon be phased out.

Important Links:
Forums / Help: https://EpicSpace.net/forums/category/bug-reports-technical-support/1
Recent Updates: https://EpicSpace.net/updates
Website / Direct Download Link: https://EpicSpace.net

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About This Game

Updated June 2017!

Epic Space: Online is a massively multiplayer combat sandbox. Pilots join one of two factions in a never ending war over resources across the galaxy. Destroy Outposts, NPCs, and engage in tense ship to ship combat all in One Shared Universe.

Epic Space is powered by Epic Game's Unreal Engine 4 bringing incredible graphics fidelity to the game. Updates arrive each month adding new features and discarding systems requested by the community!

One Server, One Universe.


As we continue development on our squadron update, we thought it would be a great time to introduce some new features!

Here's a quick rundown of the latest stuff:

  • New! Respawn Points
  • Asteroid Base Changes
  • Profile Avatars
  • Profile Badges
  • Outpost HP Modifications
  • Courier Hud Icons
  • Ship Leveling and XP System
  • Ship Selling
  • Tweaks to Voice Comm Records
  • New! Tactical Map
  • New! Points/Awards System
  • New! Hangar Bay (Where your ships are listed)
  • Notifications V2

We've also introduced the new "Flight" system, which can also be viewed from the Tactical Map (TACM) and tracks all the objectives you've completed in the current game session.

Respawn Points

When you die in an enemy sector, you'll have the option to respawn! As long as you have a spare ship and a enemy comm array is under your faction's control, you'll be able to spawn near it.

But be warned: Comm Arrays can be retaken by the faction that hosts them.

Asteroid Base Changes

Asteroid bases can be installed directly into an asteroid! We've also done away with platforms and landing pads. For now, simply grab a construction beam, select a hangar, and place the marker directly into an Asteroid to begin your construction.

New: Avatars

This is something we never got the chance to polish in ES Classic. So we're so excited to talk about this feature -- Avatars. They play such an important role as they allow you to easily recognize other players. The awesomest thing? We support animated gifs!

No, the even awesomer thing? Is that they appear when you mouse over a ship!

New: Profile Badges

Kickstarter Backers, Founders, Marines, Squids, Coasties, Dog Faces, Flyboys, and Bubbleheads can all get an icon representing their branch applied to their ES:O profile. Kickstarter backers should automatically see their badge on their profile. But if you're missing one, contact us on Discord.

Outpost HP Modifications

We've brought the health down for all Outposts to between 200-400 hp depending on the outpost's distance from the primary station. This results in outposts that are easier to destroy... for now. We're working on outfitting them with some defense turrets to even the odds. (Possibly this month)

Courier Hud Icons

We've applied the new ship friend or foe icons that we introduced in February to NPC couriers. White is good, red is bad.

Ship Leveling and XP System

Ships can now be leveled up to a cap of 5! Leveling up your ship will allow you to mount more powerful turrets and retrofits that otherwise would not be available at lower levels.

Ship Selling

Pilots can now sell any ship over level 2 for a little extra cash. Head to your hangar bay at Bradford or Hadfield Station and click the sell icon to begin the listing process.

Voice Communication Timestamps

Voice communication timestamps have been tweaked to be more readable. By determining the age of a comm record, you can more easily guess the source's current location.

New: Tactical Map

Designed to support our upcoming "Squadron Update", the tactical map will allow pilots to easily collaborate on various objectives in game. Upon death, pilots will use this map to select a new spawn point.

Press M to bring up the TACM.

New: Flight PTS System

Pilots are now tracked and awarded for what they complete in a single session!

NPC Kills: 100 PTS
PVP Kills: 500 PTS
Outpost Destroyed: 200 PTS
Comm Array Procurement: 100 PTS
Confirmed Hits on Ships (NPC or PVP): 1 PT
Mined Resource (in Enemy Sector): 1 PT

New: Hangar Bay

A new Hangar Bay option is available on the PDA. From this interface you can see all of your owned ships, their statuses, and what they have mounted. (At the currently docked station)

Notifications V2

A much improved notification system has been installed. This new system lets players know if they've recently earned XP, credits, or have connection problems.

Updated Reddit Page

We've updated our subreddit over at /r/EpicSpace. We check this page regularly for new ideas and tech issues! Go check it out! But don't forget: We're on Discord.

Chat: Discord Integration

We've integrated Discord directly into the game and is available in three channels: General, Trading, and Help. Players chatting in these channels will see each other whether they are on a Discord client, docked in a station, or in flight.

Frictionless Tutorial Missions

Based on the feedback received in January, we've modified several parts of the tutorial that kept players from progressing.

Primary Features:

One Server, Shared by All

One shared persistent sandbox/universe, shared by the entire world. Epic Space focuses on what life would be like in an asteroid mining colony.

An Emergent Space Trading MMO Game

Fulfill orders and deliver cargo to player owned bases. Gameplay is fueled by in game social conditions. Players have reputations for completing orders, and delivering on their promises.

Innovative Voice Communication

Chatting over wireless broadcasts your location to nearby pilots, and gives a sense of life to the colony.

A Smaller, Close Quarter Experience

We've done away with the infinite universe idea and designed an environment where players must interact with each other to achieve success.

Upgradable Ships

Craft weapons, retrofits and asteroids bases. Upgrade them to give yourself an edge.

Ongoing development, integrated feedback

We've started this game back in 2014, and with the help of feedback from our players have grown it into what it is today.

Official Discord Channel

Join us on our official Discord server. Introduce yourself to the community or get help. Join Now: https://discord.gg/Kq8ABBX

A true MMO

One universe, shared by the entire world. A game that respects your time and doesn't require a daily commitment, but lives on while you're away.

Learn more at http://EpicSpace.net

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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