Empyrion - Galactic Survival


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Release date:
August 5, 2015 (Steam Early Access)

Windows PC

Eleon Game Studios


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.

Game Features

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!


The search for paradise is as old as humanity. However, by the end of the 24th century, the Earth will be far from being a paradisiacal place…Overpopulation, runaway climate change and natural resource exhaustion had lead to political instability, riots and looting, war over resources, hundreds of millions of refugees, severe droughts, famines, mass extinctions of many species, and ecosystem collapse.

In the year 2402, a team of researchers discovered the wreck of a starship in the Antarctic, hidden up to this time under a thick cover of ice. Apparently, the ship belonged to a technologically highly advanced alien race and was powered by an unknown form of energy. Also a star was recovered whose symbols were similar to those used in ancient cosmologies to describe “Empyrion” – the land of plenty. The star map seemed to point to a location far away in the Andromeda Galaxy about 2.5 million light-years away.

Given the increasingly desperate situation on Earth, the “United Council of Humanity” decided to focus the remaining resources on Earth on a unified effort to build a fleet of starships with the aim of establishing contact with the mysterious aliens and finding Empyrion. All ships were equipped with an alien energy cell to power their experimental hyperdrives.

Finally, in the year 2473, the fleet of starships is ready and you are the first commander of the frigate “Titan.” After you activate the hyperdrive, however, something goes wrong an unknown force takes control of your ship... Subsequent to reappearance from hyperdrive, your ship is disabled and drifts in the orbit of an unknown planet somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy far away from the destination that was indicated by the map. You have lost contact with all other ships of your fleet. Gravity pulls your disabled ship towards the surface where it crashes.

The impact completely destroys the ship and kills the crew. You are the only survivor. Find a way to leave this hostile planet and uncover the mysteries of Empyrion. Save the Earth before it is too late!


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Selected Media Coverage

  • "Unhappy with No Man's Sky, some Players are escaping to this Space Game"
    - Steven Messner, PC Gamer
  • "Steam's Latest Hit Lets You Explore Space, Land On Planets"
    - Nathan Grayson, Kotaku
  • "Empyrion – Galactic Survival Hits Early Access Next Week"
    - Emily Gera, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "Empyrion: Galactic Survival - Rundreise durch das Survival-Sandbox-Sonnensystem"
    - Sebastian Stange, GameStar
  • "Empyrion, un très prometteur "Galactic Survival" encore en Pré Alpha"
    - BrownPouic, jeuxvideo.com
  • "Empyrion - Galactic Survival Early Access review: No Man's Sky and Space Engineers had a baby"
    - Fraser Brown, PCGamesN
  • "Empyrion Galactic Survival (Several Episodes)"
    - YOGSCAST Duncan, YouTube
  • "Empyrion - Galactic Survival"
    - Scott Manley, YouTube
  • "Empyrion Galactic Survival - Pre-Alpha Gameplay Introduction Playthrough"
    - paulsoaresjr, YouTube
  • "Game Spotlight Empyrion Galactic Survival"
    - direwolf20, YouTube
  • "Empyrion Galactic Survival - Exploring The World"
    - LastStandGamers, YouTube
  • "Empyrion: Galactic Survival (Several Episodes)"
    - RHINOCRUNCH, YouTube
  • "Empyrion Galactic Survival with The Show"
    - GuudeBoulderfist, YouTube


Eleon Game Studios is an independent game studio developing “Empyrion – Galactic Survival.” We are professionals of game and/or software development where the average team member has more than 10 years of industry experience.

In 2013, we decided to embark on an adventure and start the development of a game that uniquely combines elements from space simulations, ego-shooters, construction games and survival games. We were always disappointed that space simulations do not offer the possibility to land on planets, while ego-shooters do not allow you to get on a spaceship, leave the planet and explore a vast galaxy. In addition, we like the gameplay offered by recent survival games as well as the freedom and creativity of games like Minecraft which allow you to design and build objects such as spaceships and bases freely.

Guided by our vision of creating a game that combines all of these elements, we started the development of "Empyrion – Galactic Survival." Help us make that vision come true!


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