Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world, space survival adventure in which you can fly across space and land on planets. Build, explore, fight and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers.
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Release Date: Aug 5, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We need your support and feedback! We are a small development team and Empyrion – Galactic Survival is an ambitious project.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are planning to be in Early Access for at least 1 year.”

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

“Many of the core elements of Empyrion are already in place. The full version will have more planets, more diverse planetary biomes, more intelligent enemies, better physics, more functional blocks, quests, trade and an economy.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of Empyrion - Galactic Survival is stable, playable and already features many elements of the full version. For more detail, see "About This Game" below.”

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

“Yes, we are planning to gradually increase the price during Early Access when we add new content to the game.”

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

“Community involvement is very important for us. We are planning to work closely together with our community, interact on the forums to gather ideas and suggestions, as well as conduct regular surveys to obtain specific feedback from the community.”
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August 16

Alpha 3.2.1: Patch

Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We have just released another hotfix because we identified major performance problems when flying with large vessels on a dedicated server (performance issues were noticeable also for other players on the playfield). This resulted in severe lagging/stuttering of vessel movements. To improve the situation, we temporarily switched off the colliders of flying vessels. The downside of this performance workaround is that you cannot collide with another moving vessel (or vessel that has a player in the cockpit). So if you want to dock with your SV/HV to a CV you have to ask the pilot to temporarily exit the cockpit. We are working with high priority on a fix - but for now you should notice a significant gain in performance.

Changelog: Alpha 3.2.1 (Build 560)

Changes / Improvements:
- Reduced lags of moving ships and improved performance when other vessels are moving in a playfield
- Added explosion to small and large generator (BA, CV) when destroyed

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed POI shooting through terrain (SP only) - you must start a new game for this fix to take effect
- Fixed motorbike bouncing when disembarking (MP only)
- Fixed weapon bobbing when exiting a cockpit with weapon in hand (MP only)
- Fixed error that randomly appeared on planets with lightning and thunder effect (MP only)

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August 15

Alpha 3.2.0: Small Update

Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We have released yet another small update (Alpha 3.2) because we need to polish the game for the Gamescom version.

Changelog: Alpha 3.2.0 (Build 558)

Changes / Improvements:
- Deco is now placed closer to the POIs
- Tweaked bike controller: less jumping of player on uneven ground
- Slightly adjusted dust on damaged escape pod
- Improved terrain shader
- Changed: All log files are now written in a subdirectory with the build number (e.g. Logs\0558\abc.log)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Space Orange Trees vanish when being approached
- Fixed: Herds sometimes get spawned in one place and can not move
- Fixed: NPC sometimes spawn in deco and can not move
- Fixed problem that often stones were hidden under the terrain
- Fixed: PDA Mission Bad Karma does not trigger in MP
- Fixed log spamming regarding fixed POIs
- Fixed: Science Lab (deco) does not return materials when de-constructed with Multitool
- Possible fix for error when being kicked while in planet selection screen
- Fixed problem that drones attacked crashed Titan POI
- Fixed several internal errors

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“What’s most impressive is that this is all pre-alpha, but there’s so much to do, to craft, to explore. It’s huge, and barely even the tip of the iceberg if Eleon Game Studios’ future plans work out.”

“Oh my, Empyrion – Galactic Survival might be the The Martian simulator I’ve been craving since I read Andy Weir’s book.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Steam-style survival with traces of No Man’s Sky? Interesting!”


Enrich your gameplay experience with blueprints from the Empyrion workshop: browse great collections of community created vessels and bases, try new and uncommon designs - or upload your own projects!

About This Game

Empyrion - Galactic Survival is a 3D open world space sandbox survival adventure. Build mighty ships, menacing space stations and vast planetary settlements to explore, conquer or exploit a variety of different planets and the allegedly empty space! Fight human, alien and biological hazards and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers - on your own or with your friends. The game uniquely combines elements from space simulations, construction games, survival games and ego-shooters. Empyrion is currently under development by Eleon Game Studios.

Space and Planet Exploration:

An absolute free-roaming experience awaits you: warp between planets, fly from planet to moons, land on planets and freely walk around to explore your surroundings. Discover the secrets of the Aliens and tangle with the native fauna and flora. A sandbox full of different, vivid planets waiting for you to explore!

Solar System and Open World:

The solar system is procedurally generated and features several planets and POIs. Each planet has its own characteristics (planet type, gravity, atmosphere, number of moons, terrain, surface, vegetation, climate, and resources).

Building and Construction:

Build large capital vessels, small fighters or exceptional space and planetary bases by yourself - or download a blueprint from the Steam Workshop and customize it with your very own ideas of form and function!

Survival Mode:

Get out of your escape pod, grab what's left from your ship and prepare to survive in a hostile environment. Food and oxygen are rare, resources are scarce, ammo is low and dangers lurk around each and every corner. Keep your eyes open. You need to be well prepared if you want to survive more than a day on an alien planet far away from Earth.

Creative Mode:

Just build and make your crazy dreams come true, without having to bother with food, resources or enemies. Join the Creative Community and upload your creations to the Steam Workshop!

Singleplayer and Multiplayer

Play as a lone wolf in singleplayer or join the multiplayer community: Make yourself a comfortable home in a well-protected PvE area or pick up some friends, head out and beat the permanent dangers of PvP planets to ransack their riches or conquer the solar system with your faction.

Wildlife and Enemies:

Don't get mislead by the peaceful fauna of some planets and the silence in space. Most of the animal wildlife wants to snack on your leg - and aggressive robot drones, alien soldiers and their guardians will try to hunt you down as soon as you are within sight. Watch your six and deploy a range of weapons for your defence.

Mining and Resource Gathering:

For building and construction, you need to gather and mine resources. Dig down to the rich deposits of a planet or drill through an asteroid full of rare ore. You might also plunder alien buildings or scrap any structure you come across.

Extensive Crafting System:

Learn how to combine resources and building materials to craft your equipment. Craft your stuff in your base or while you are on the move and equip your buildings and vessels with a range of different devices, weapons and gadgets for different purposes.

Hunting, Farming and Food System:

Grow your own vegetables and fruits or hunt creatures for their meat to prepare yourself a delicious meal. Some plants help to create medical supplies while others can be picked up and consumed for first aid or to quickly settle your empty stomach.

Experience and Tech Tree:

Do whatever you want - and gain experience points for doing so! Scrap that old stuff and use the points to unlock those shiny new devices in the Techtree.

Terrain Deformation:

Each planet features a voxel-based terrain. You can entirely modify and deform the terrain: flatten it for your planetary station, dig holes to find resources or build a tunnel system to protect yourself. Empyrion is a true sandbox game!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows (7, 8 and 10), 64-bit system required
    • Processor: Dual-Core Processor 2.5 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 or equivalent (at least 1GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
    • OS: Windows (7, 8 and 10), 64-bit system required
    • Processor: Quad-Core 2.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better (with 2GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® compatible
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26.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
So far, really good. Like the tutorials, right now the only thing missing is in game chat when playing multiplayer.
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33.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
I think the best way to describe this game is 'technically incompetent'. As much as I want to build spaceships and have fun with my friends, the poorly implemented *everything* is a constant deterrent from any real fun.
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127.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Excellent gameplay and fun for hours exploring the planets, figuring out how to survive and infiltrate the outposts without dying.
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32.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Echoing what others have said. Great game, enjoyed the first 26 hours but now saves are corrupted and have to start over. Truly hope they get their s*** together and finish this game. Would change my review in a heart-beat.
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51.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
The Quick/TLDR:

VERY good Survival builder with a well integrated sci-fi aspect.

The less quick:

I love fun Survival games and have played quite a bit of Rust, Ark, 7 days to die etc but I have to say this one has really grabbed my attention so far. First game I've played since Rust that had me anticipating my plans all day and planning what I have time to accomplish.

Very captivating and addictive. Really nice so far. Getting your first Captiol ship built and out of system is pretty gratifying.


Great Tutorial
Difficulty is scaleable
Creative Mode if you just wanna build stuff
Multiple Mineral Types for some variety
Aggressive Flaura and Fauna
Very straightforward progression system
Easy fun crafting system while maintaining some complexity and variety.
Structure and vehicle building system is very intuitive and tons of room for creativity.
Can download blueprints from the Steam Workshop for cool ships/buildings/hovercraft etc and they will auto build in your Factory with you suplying the mats and/or parts needed.
Lots of drilling fun.
Quite a bit of PVE content, though it'll be cool to see what more they add.

Disclaimer: I beleive most of these are all going to be addressed by release and we mostly understand thats the way of Alphas.
There are several teaser placeholders that don't do anything yet or have anything to use with them. #alphagameproblems

I'll add these as I think of them.
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Capitan XMM
3.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
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Uninstalled immediately...
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45.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Please note the multiplayer servers are NOT FREE and you must rent them.

Empyrion Physics < Kerbal Space Program Physics
Empyrion Survival < The Forest Survival
Empyrion Building Tools > Space Engineers Tools
Empyrion Building Potential > Garrys Mod Building Potential
Empyrion Game Engine Strength > Minecraft Game Engine Strength
Empyrion Role-Playing = ARK Survial Role-Playing
Empyrion Graphics < Elite Dangerous Graphics

Best suited for big online role-playing PVP experiences, less so as single player survival.
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24.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
If you bought and liked that no mans sky rubbish you owe it to yourself and devs who are making great games to buy 60$ worth of copies of this game. I bought 3 copies of this one for me, my family, and a filthy casual frinend who thought no mans sky was the greatest ever. he got this and hasnt played no man sky since.
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495.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Short but sweet... after so many hours, I've finally run out of stuff to do. I'll let the game rest a while before I go back to it. Still in Alpha after all.

I have really enjoyed this game. If you like building, hunting and fighting a bit too, this is a very good game. I gets better the deeper you go.

Mining is a PITA, but overall I am very happy I bought this one.
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5.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Really good game just takes a long time for you to understand because of the large amount of mechanics and items that are needed to learn. 9/10 overall gameplay.
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1,140 of 1,347 people (85%) found this review helpful
636 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
No Man's Sky with actual content.
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127 of 133 people (95%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
37.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
This game is actually strangely good.

Usually survival crafting games tend to be bland.

But this game really takes the boring grinding out of the equation and allows you to build intricate systems and massive bases and ships with incredible ease and speed.

And unlike many other games, there are actually a plethora of locations to loot, explore, conquer and defend, with a universe that actually has stuff in it! What a shocker!

Finally, an early access game that actually has gameplay.
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381 of 511 people (75%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13
Buy this instead of No Mans Sky
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58 of 65 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
53.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 31
This game makes you feel like a kid again where you had a lego set and could build anything spacey from a few "bricks". For me that was a long time ago and it's great having the freedom to build bases, capital vessels, small fighers and hover vehicles. To say that this game is currently in Alpha state and therefore it is a risk, please rest assured there is plently to do and the only bug I have so far experienced is where I exited my vehicle upside down and then sank through the ground!

If you like space sims, you'll love this; If you enjoy Building games then this is going to be your cup of tea; If playing survival and exploration is your bag then there is plenty to see and do and the worlds (yes there is a few at the moment) then please please take the plunge with this gem. Best £15.00 I've spent since 2015!!

Think of it this way. If and indeed when the developers continue to patch and update the game, be part of this grand ride for you will enjoy the journey. Yes the AI could be better, Flight physics need improvng and maybe the graphics need a bit of spit and polish. However the major thing that a game needs to have is gameplay and this has already got that box well and truly ticked.

I have got Elite dangerous, Star citizen and other AAA games. But this one has HUGE potential and I am finding myself playing Empyrion again and again, and again.....
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111 of 150 people (74%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
357.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 14
Just like No Man's Sky but with:

- Multiplayer
- Base building
- Ship building
- No lag
- No crash
- 4x less expensive

Empyrion is a $15 (early access) indie game that is far more superior than a $60, over hyped, overrated, single player only, full released AAA title endorsed by Steven Spielberg that does not even work.
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Great game.
I have had lots of fun with my friends playing this game, there are so little cons compared to all the pros. This is the best and most promising space game of its type and I have no doubt that this game will be finished and finished well, Elon studios have failed to disappoint me.

As of now the physics and graphics are great but I want and wait for improvements.

I strongly recommend this game if you wanted a space game with survival and faction aspects, What are you waiting for? Buy this. In the 100+ hours I have spent playing this game in the pre-alpha and alpha stages I gained a love for this game and a trust for the devs and with a procedurally generated Galaxy coming in the future that will mean close to infinite possibilities.
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239 of 369 people (65%) found this review helpful
57 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12
True No Man's Sky

(Game is actually quite decent, played it during a free period.)
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202 of 331 people (61%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
Better than NMS
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
200.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 16
No Zombies... The first 'survival game' that I haven't felt the need to mod... the diffinitive go-to building game... no zombies... very indepth crafting... outstanding immersion... no zombies... the right balance of killing for hunting versus killing for survival... the co-op is as good as it gets, and although I'm not much for PvP, I can see how this could be amazing as well... no zombies... craft a base, then build a small ship to launch from that base to goto other planets, but don't simply choose 5 stock parts and poof you have a ship, the building of the ship is akin to Kerbal Space Program in the depth of creativity that can be applied, only moreso because you make and mold all the blocks... then you can build a Capital Ship which your smaller ship can dock inside... if you like Star Wars, the workshop community has just about every vehicle from that universe already designed and blueprint ready... oh, and bluerpints!... the ability to simply click on a project and make a blueprint to easily reproduce later... just as good as it gets... asthetically it feels like and plays like 7days2die... but no zombies... just pure survival and space faring... battle on the ground with your personal armaments, or take to the skies and shoot-em-up with your small vessel, or take to space with your capital ship and take down some kid's Death Star... seamlessly travel out of the atmosphere of one planet, into space, and then down into the atmosphere of another planet... with no cut-scenes (or zombies).

Quite simply, the best and most personally favorite survival game I own... it's actually my favorite, by a long sight, of any genre... and it's just Alpha... and without zombies.

It has a few minor glitches, nothing game breaking (or even close to) but the devs are very active (almost too much, as the updates come in overnight and often, it makes keeping a dedicated server up kind of tricky without the server admin online early in the morning to update the server when steam updates us clients--but at least they make updates save-compatible--we haven't had to scratch restart our server yet).

If you like the building/crafting/survival genre... it just doesn't get better than this. No hyperbole... and no zombies.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Poor Man's Sky.

Has actual depth if not as much breadth at this stage but what's there is considerable. If you are into sci-fi sandbox games pick it up, it's worth your support.
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