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Empyrion – Galactic Survival

Empyrion – Galactic Survival is a true space sandbox survival adventure uniquely combining elements from space simulations, construction games, survival games, and first-person shooters. Construct mighty capital vessels, sprawling planetary settlements, and vast space stations in your galactic journey to discover the mysteries of Empyrion!

Release date:

August 5, 2015 (Steam Early Access)


Windows PC


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!


In the late 24th century, Earth faces a catastrophic ecological and societal collapse, prompting the “United Council of Humanity” to initiate “Operation Phoenix” in a desperate attempt to save mankind. Following the discovery of an alien spaceship in Antarctica, scientists spend decades adapting the alien technology for space travel. In 2473, a fleet including the MS Titan, equipped with experimental hyperdrives, sets off for Proxima Centauri to secure humanity’s continued survival.

As one of the leading commanders, you embark on this crucial mission, only to find yourself stranded on an unknown planet in Andromeda as the apparent sole survivor after a catastrophic event.

Your task is not only to uncover what happened and find a way back to the Milky Way but also to contend with a newly awakened threat.



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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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