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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Recent updates View all (193)

August 19

Alpha Experimental 6.7.0

Update: August 21, 2017 (Build 1209)

- Updated Localization.csv (thanks to different contributors)
- Completed Spanish translation: thanks to capi_x
- Fixed: SV & HV sensor & signal block is missing from constructors.


Update: August 20, 2017 (Build 1208)
- Updated scenario: Shadow of Starlight
* Turrets and sentry guns in the Weapon Research Center are now active
* Added decorations to "Security Airfield"
* Minor text updates
- Updated model for Pulse Rifle
- Added Pulse Rifle T2 and Epic Pulse Rifle

Pulse Rifle T1:

Pulse Rifle T2:

Epic Pulse Rifle:


Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We released Alpha 6.7 on the Experimental branch. Based our player's feedback, we updated the standard hull texture so that it has a cleaner and more metallic look. What do you think of the new look?
In addition, we added sensors + triggers to SV and HV. Please let us know if you find any issues.

Please report bugs here: http://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-experimental-6-7-x.12737/

Changelog: Alpha Experimental 6.7.0 (Build 1207)

- Updated standard hull texture

- Updated combat hull texture

- Increased texture resolution of several building blocks + reduced detail normal on building blocks
- Adjusted detail normal tiling and strength on building blocks
- Reduced strength of detail normal on some devices
- Added old standard hull texture as an extra texture to the texture tool

- Added sensors + triggers to SV / HV
- AI Planet Vessel: No auto-repair anymore when shot down
- AI Planet vessel: Added possibility to capture it by placing own core
- Added deco block "Wardrobe"
- Updated stock prefabs to update tri count to new formula
- Slightly adapted formula to calculate size class: we are now using a more accurate formula to calculate the triangles
- Updated Localization + PDA
- Updated holo screen 05 + other texture tweaks for holo screens

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Remaining mirror issues (device and building blocks): Please test if there are still blocks that do not mirror correctly (note: all blocks that have a left&right version do not mirror correctly)
- Fixed: Trapdoors and Explosive blocks do not work with Admin Cores
- Fixed texture artifacts on constructor
- Fixed: Freighter / PV / Patrol Vessel did not respect the "Fixed Max Speed" setting in playfield.yaml
- Fixed: HV was sinking under water when crossing green wall while driving over water
- Fixed: When a HV with a HV booster has gone through the Motion sensor field it could become stuck above that field.
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August 16

Alpha 6.6.1: Patch

Hey everyone,

we just released a patch that addresses several issues from Alpha 6.6.

Changelog: Alpha 6.6.1 (Build 1202)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Interrupting a reload resulted in the ammo of the weapon or tool reloading being placed in the toolbar: now ammo is placed into inventory (and if inventory full into toolbar)
- Fixed: Exception when a playfield designer used very small values for near-POI resource spawning
- Fixed: Exception when adding more than 8 items in construction queue of Survival Constructor or Furnace
- Fixed: Very limited character set for Game and Player names (now international characters can be used - eg in Russian, Japanese or Chinese)
- Fixed: Mirror plane did not work correctly with color/texture tool
- Fixed: PDA language was not updating on first open after language was changed
- Fixed: Chat box second row of text was roaming free out of its one line blue boundaries
- Fixed: Exception that appeared on a dedi "Exception: Please remove this script from: Light"
- Fixed: Problem that Spotlight Cube was removed earlier than Spotlight slope or Spotlight horizontal (LOD level)

- Mirror plane: enabling mirror plane should now behave as before, i.e. when you enable the plane the last used plane will appear
- Added console cmd "deco refresh" to reload all deco after a change in playfield.yaml
- Added better emissive texture to holo screens
- Seamless emissive texture is now brighter when placed the first time
- Updated model for control station (deco table with computer)
- Updated icon for dedi server
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“Empyrion - Galactic Survival is quickly making me forget those No Man's Sky blues.”
PC Gamer

“This terrifying episode on my first night set the tone for my time in the game...a very fine survival game.”
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 powerful ships, mighty space stations and vast planetary settlements to explore, conquer or exploit a variety of different planets and discover the mysteries of Empyrion!

Fight human, alien and biological hazards and survive in a hostile galaxy full of hidden dangers. Play as a lone wolf or team-up with your friends, build new friendships, create alliances or make war to conquer the solar system.

Empyrion uniquely combines elements from space simulations, construction games, survival games and ego-shooters. In Empyrion, you can forge your destiny in a galaxy with infinite possibilities!

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 different alien races and tangle with the native fauna and flora. A sandbox full of different, vivid planets is waiting for you to explore!

Solar System and Open World:

The solar system is procedurally generated and features several planets and interesting 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 mighty space stations and vast planetary settlements 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 smart and 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 craziest 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 single player or join the multiplayer community: team-up with your friends, build new friendships, create alliances or make war. You can build yourself a comfortable home in a well-protected PvE area or face 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 animal wildlife 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. Fight for your life and deploy a range of weapons against fierce and obscure alien creatures.

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: 8 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: 16 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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