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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October 23

Alpha 4.0.2: Patch

Hi everyone,

We just released a new version where we integrated the promised manual console command to convert all blocks automatically. Please note that it is only necessary to convert the old blocks on BA / CV (thus the new command only works on these structures).

How to use the extended replaceblocks cmd:
1. Start a creative game
2. Spawn the blueprint you want to convert
3. Use console cmd "di" to show the id of the entity
4. Use console cmd "replaceblocks" as follows: replaceblocks <EntityID> -alpha4

The command will replace all blocks mentioned in this post: https://steamcommunity.com/app/383120/discussions/0/333656722972453685/
Thus, you don't have to type the more than 50 replacement commands by hand :)

Changelog: Alpha 4.0.2 (Build 664)

Changes / Improvements:
- Extended manual console cmd "replaceblocks" to convert all blocks automatically

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October 22

Alpha 4.0.1: Patch 3

Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We probably found the reason for the inventory crashes and the overall lagginess that experienced some players in Alpha 4. Thanks for all your feedback on this matter - it helped us to fix this problem!

The problems originated from the new UMA characters and the way how their textures are generated (remember you will soon be able to change armor and appearance of your character dynamically in game). For those that already operated at the limit regarding VRAM in pre-Alpha 4, the new UMA character setup was the "straw that broke the camel's back". To fix the problems, we have now reduced the resolution of the textures and force low-res textures on systems that have only 1GB of VRAM.

If you have 2GB of VRAM but you are still experiencing lags and crashes, please set the texture resolution to "half" in the video options.

CHANGELOG: Alpha 4.0.1 (Build 663)

Changes / Improvements:
- Added check on opening Main Menu to force half texture resolution if VRam < 1500mb or DRam < 4500mb
- Reduced resolution of UMA character textures

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Wrong assigned texture on female helmet
- Fixed: Colouring on female armour
- Fixed: Blank menu/background texture on DX9
- Fixed: Preset selecting in options window

P.S. If you are experiencing problems with your blueprints in Alpha 4.0, please bear with us: in Alpha 4.0.2 we will introduce a manual console command that will convert all blocks for those blueprints that were spawned and saved in the experimental version in Builds 639 and 640. For more info, see: http://steamcommunity.com/app/383120/discussions/0/333656722972453685
Thus, we suggest to wait before you do the more than 50 replacement commands by hand.

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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 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: 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
33 of 41 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 26
This doesn't really feel like an Early Access game, it's a ton of fun already!

Great game, great devs - looking forward to all the scheduled improvements!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
512.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 30
It is an O.K. game so far. Bugs are worked on for the most part. The bugs that remain are not game breaking. You can build ships and the game knows that you have built them correctly with thrusters on all the proper angles. Physics work pretty good too.

The multiplayer is where the game could really use some help. For example the larger ship combat is very laggy and you will pretty much get yelled at for having larger ships. Many servers limit the size of the ships now due to this problem. There also could be more settings added such as being able to select what type of ownership your ship spawns as because currently if you are in a faction and spawn a ship it will litterally get shot by your own base and ships.

Multiplayer was also recently nerfed due to the devs changing the distance at which ships and bases render. I assume they did this because of FPS or lag reasons on the server, however what this did was make it much much harder ( and unrealistic ) for you to find other players ships and bases in space, which makes this game pretty much hide and seek about 90% of the time.

Ships also don't work much while in planets because certain weapons won't fire which I think should also be changed because currently you can just use the hovercrafts anyway to be able to fire within planets so all it does is make an elitist tactic that new players won't catch onto and every player I have encountered with my hovercrafts docked onto my capital has blown up and then basically rage quit or screamed at me that I am "cheating" simply because the devs block the use of other weapons on planets and I am not going to do what the norm does and leave myself open to attack.

The drone is also heavily bugged and can be abused as well and should honestly just be removed from the game until it is fixed.

It is still worth the low price tag but I feel this game polished and given more attention to bugs that it could be a AAA game worth $39.99.

my ranking based on best to worst

8/10 atmosphere and immersion
7/10 graphics
6/10 sound
5/10 hitbox, collision detection, and overall gameplay
4/10 multiplayer

overall rating: 60/100 = 6/10 = 3 out of 5 stars

to use this sytem: multiply rating of each catagory by 2

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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
119.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
All I ask is make the game more stable for massive full scale warfare with higher then 4 frames please. My Potato is almost a hash brown.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
225.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 8
Deserves much more recognition, fantastic game.
Don't buy into the BS that is Space Engineers rip off, No Man's Sky rip off and all that jazz, especially from the latter who are riddled with green eyed envy that their No Man's Sky didn't live up to the hype (I was bitterly disappointed with the No Man's Sky, I was o nthe hyp train and expected much bigger things for the £39.99 price tag).

I am a veteran to Sandbox survival games, Ark, Rust, H1Z1, The Forest, Hurtworld..... The list goes on, I have played them all to a very good level, this one for me is like playing Rust again for the first time. Rust left a lasting impression and made me want to return constantly, this game is no different.

Block building minecraft style building, building possibilities are endless, hugely appealing to both PVE and PVP players alike. TIE fighters, Millennium falcons, Vipers, the enterprise, all of the above can be built or alternatively taken from the very active workshop community and built in factory for a nominal resource fee. You are never left short, you will always need something.

Currently I play on a PVP server alone, but I have been learning every aspect of this game, I like to do that minus the help of anyone to get an ultimate understanding of how the game works.

I would recommend this game to anyone with an interest in Sci-fi, Sandbox survival, building unique designs from brick 1 up and dog fights in the depths of space. Fantastic stuff, keep up the good work.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
83.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 29
It has been said lots of times already...but there is just no better way to put it..
This is: "No Man's Sky with actual content"...

Im very pleased with the current state of game...and considering its still in Alpha I have even highter hopes for the future.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
145.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 25
I have never written a review before, but there is somthing about this game that I just love. It's deep and no matter what part of the game I enjoy it all. The crafting, survival and exploring all just float my boat. Can't wait for the game to grow. For what I paid I think I've already got my moneys worth and I have hardly left the first planet.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 30
If you're looking for a fun, rewarding, and mostly relaxing universe you can get lost in for endless hours look no further. I've been a fan of this genre since Minecraft but this is far above and beyond.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
29.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 3
1. Installed game after buying with No Man's Sky refund ;) (Sean Murray wouldn't like me)
2. Learned what to do through quest style tutorial.
3. Made my first hovercraf called the "Skitter"
4. Proceeded to take Skitter to the enemy drone base and get myself and Skitter blown up.
5. Made an X-wing style fighter.
6. Made another hovercraft called "Trucka" with harvesting module thinking I could mine with it and use the truck bed to catch ores.
7. Dumped my Truka into the mining pit without any way to get it out except dig it out.
8. Died twice to starvation trying to get this damn thing out.
9. Still haven't gotten it out.
10. Would do again. +1
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
41.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 12
Having played 33 hours, I can honestly say this is one game that I'm glad I picked up even though it's still in Early Access. Having played a lot of ARK and H1Z1, I was looking for a new survival game, and found this ditty quite by accident.

I can't recommend it high enough. It has all the surviving, crafting, mining, building, exploring the planet, then building a spaceship and taking it to the stars.

This is a very addicting, fun game.

Having said that, it's still in Early Access with some features not implemented, like more solar systems, but they are coming. The building is similiar to minecraft, or perhaps more like Landmark. Watch some videos on Youtube. It has singleplayer as well as multiplayer modes. In singleplayer, you can change into creativemode and get endless resources to do whatever you want. There are factions as well (guilds) and PVP in space and on space stations and capital ships.

Check it out!!

11/10 would be killed by a raptor like creature, then killed by an alien with a spear, then killed by a mechanical drone, , then plummet back to the planets surface and die a fiery death when I ran out of fuel.
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
513.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 20
Dev only seems to care about multiplayer aspects of the game. There is absolutely ♥♥♥♥ing nothing to do in the singleplayer game. Once you've built one shelter/vehicle you've built them all. Unless you've got a dozen friends with whom you can play online it's not worth your time or money. I'll update this review if the situation changes but as it stands this is an extremely subpar singleplayer experience.
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2.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
Seems OK but the performance is what I am not happy about
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1.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
I'm sorry but this game is just terrible... If I want to do an hour of research on how to do one little aspect of a task I'll go to work... If you're entertained by slogging through hours of mind-numbingly boring details then by all means buy this game...
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Jim Lahey
0.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
An overall very cool game with elements of minecraft and other (not as good) space exploration/survival games. Very easy to get into and a helpful tutorial will guide you on your way. At the time of writing this its only ten dollars so pick it up!
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9.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
already a good game
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15.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
This game has so much potential! Even at alpha stage it is an absolute joy playing!

Buy this game!
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6.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
This game was great the first day I got it, the next day a update came out, then my frames dropped from around 40 to 10. My first day was 10/22, I got the update on 10/23. Overall it's a great game, the health system could be a lot better, it's sooo easy to die and takes forever to heal up in the early game. NPC bases have way too long range, that and their insane damage amount makes them hard to raid. It's a good game, I just am just getting lag for no reason, all my settings are the same as my first day.
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7.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
After playing for an hour and a half, game crashed and won't initiate anymore!
Tried reinstalling, and even deleted save files...

Was enjoying it but can't recomend a game I can play only for a short time...
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3.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
Look, this game has potential but its just not worth your money.
I played for about an hour on a survival and i went out to get copper on an island. When i reached the island by swimming, there was a cannon drone. The drone did not kill me but drowning did and when i respawned in a nearby location, i couldn't get my stuff back from the sea bed.
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17.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
This game is great.
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8.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23
A true survival experience.
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