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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June 16

Alpha 6.1.2: Hotfix

Please continue to report all gameplay bugs found in Alpha 6.1.2 over here: http://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-6-1.11707

UPDATE: June 22, 2017 - Build 1106 (Client only)

Hi Galactic Survivalists,

We just released an update that should fix certain crashes. In particular, the crashes that occur when you move the camera towards an area with a lot of lights (especially spotlights).

Please let us know if this update helped with the crashes.

This is a CLIENT side update which means you can connect to any server that is running A6.1.2 B1100.

Changelog: Alpha Experimental 6.1.2 (Build 1106)
- Fixed: Crashes that are linked to light sources


Changelog: Alpha 6.1.2 (Build 1100)

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Problem that player was able to place blocks on a de-cored enemy bases that regenerates
- Fixed: Deco does not get removed when placing a prefab base in MP
- Fixed: Exception when looking at motorbike in power save mode
- Fixed: Several internal exceptions found in output logs (support email #E021F)

- Despawn timer for motorbike in energy-save mode is now displayed when looking at the motorbike
- Display filename instead of spawn name for blueprints in Blueprint library (eg Internal Blueprints)
- Tweaked flare position on spotlight
- Enhanced 'ents' command to also show if a structure has no RegenAfter time set (showing n/a).

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June 15

Alpha 6.1.1: Hotfix

Hotfix 2: June 15, 2017 - Build 1098 (Client only)

We just released another hotfix for the Blueprint library. We are sorry for the inconveniences.

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Blueprint library doesn't recognize factory and produced Blueprints
- Fixed: Unable to move through damaged block colliders.
- Fixed: Group Name missing from Blueprint Window
- Fixed: Error in Sector Map if POI Information is Missing for Space Playfields (support email #645AE)


Hi Galactic Survivalist,

We just released a hotfix that fixes the blueprint library bug. In addition, you are now able to build / repair your SV, HV and CV in a no-build zone of a regenerative POI.

Please continue to report all gameplay bugs found in Alpha 6.1.1 over here: http://empyriononline.com/threads/bug-reports-alpha-6-1.11707

Changelog: Alpha 6.1.1 (Build 1097)

- Allow to build / repair SV, HV, CV in a no-build zone of a regenerative POI
- Tweak to chat: Reduced line spacing in individual messages
- AI Space Vessel: avoid SV changing speed when launching a fighter
- Added first version of "star twinkling" effect during night on planets with atmosphere
- Tweaked start position in Taipane Instance: now you are protected from sentry fire
- Updated model of spotlights
- Tweaked flare on sloped spotlight so that it can be better seen (+ added better flare to all spotlights)
- Tweaked sound on repair station so that it is not heard all over playfield.
- Folded motorbike: direct pickup instead of container access
- Added some missing Localization
- Adjusted tooltips in Control Panel, Constructors and Creative Windows to use new style
- 'ents' console command now also outputting internal structure temperature
- Tweaked sound of Mech NPC

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed: Error when opening Blueprint menu
- Fixed: Mech NPC's still shooting through blocks in certain situations (if you still find use cases please send us the save game)
- Fixed: Error when looking at a player bike in energy-save mode
- Fixed: Space Drones starting from drone bases are sunk in blocks
- Fixed: Spotlight shining through hull
- Fixed: Problem that you could not re-spawn in Taipane Instance (now medic stations are set to public)
- Fixed: LOD Problem with Pumpkin Plant Stage 3
- Fixed: PV that rebuilds itself does not rebuild destroyed weapons
- Fixed: Missing GER localisation
- Fixed: Exception linked to map markers (support email: #18883)
- Fixed: Internal exception (support email: #7CBB3)

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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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