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Eleon Game StudiosBy Eleon Game Studios
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Empyrion has now officially launched on Steam EA

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Hello everyone, 

Empyrion - Galactic Survival has now officially launched on Steam Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/383120 

We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who has backed us on our failed Kickstarter.  

You are an awesome community and we can be happy to have such a great community behind Empyrion. 

Best wishes from the whole dev team 

Eleon Game Studios

P.S. This was the last update here on Kickstarter. Please follow all further updates on our Empyrion Community Page on Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/app/383120

Save the Date: Empyrion hits Steam Early Access on August 5, 2015. Launch trailer revealed.

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Hi everyone!  

We promised to post an Update here on Kickstarter when Empyrion is released on Steam. We did not yet release the game but we have fixed the release date. 

After more than 2 years of intense development, Empyrion will be released on Steam Early Access on August 5, 2015 (Link to Steam Store). For this occasion, we have prepared a new trailer for you: 

The trailer was entirely captured in-game and shows content that will be available in the Early Access version on Steam. For example, the AI space pirates are not yet in the current version of the game (Pre-Alpha 1.1.1) but will be integrate in one of the up-coming versions. 

Here are some screenshots taken directly from the trailer:

Notification on release day:

If you don’t want to miss the Steam release, please visit this page on our website and enter your name and email address in the mailing list. We will notify you when Empyrion is live on Steam Early Access.

Thanks for reading

Eleon Game Studios

Release Schedule and Closed Alpha

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Hi everyone! 

It has been a while since our last update on Kickstarter but if you followed us then you know that we have regularly posted dev updates on the Community Forum: http://empyriononline.com

But now it is time to present you our release schedule for "Empyrion - Galactic Survival" also on Kickstarter. We plan to release the game in two steps: First, we will have a Closed Alpha test period on PC, starting in the 3rd week of June. The Closed Alpha will allow us to play-test the game with a restricted number of players before we release the game on the Early Access program of Steam in a second step. 

If you want to participate in the Closed Alpha, please read on!

What is a Closed Alpha? 

A Closed Alpha is a very important step in game development. By participating in the Closed Alpha, you will be able to test the Alpha version of Empyrion to identify any problems or rough edges and help us balance the game. It gives you a chance to not only be the first to play-test a long-awaited game, but also to influence its development. Moreover, we will get an opportunity to receive important feedback that will make Empyrion even better. 

How can I participate in the Closed Alpha? 

Anyone who has already pre-ordered the game or will pre-order it until June 13, 2015 will participate in the Closed Alpha. We will send you the keys to access the Closed Alpha after the pre-order has closed on June 13. 

When does the Closed Alpha start? 

We are planning to launch the Closed Alpha in the 3rd week of June 2015 shortly after the pre-order has closed. We will announce the exact date in due time. 

How long does the Closed Alpha run? 

We hope to have a relatively short Closed Alpha test period of less than a month, i.e., we hope to officially launch Empyrion on Steam’s Early Access mid-July. 

For what platforms will the Closed Alpha be available? 

The Closed Alpha will be for Windows PC only. You will need a 64 bit system with DirectX 11. 

We will announce more detailed information about the Closed Alpha when we approach the end of the pre-order. 

We are very excited and are really looking forward to the Closed Alpha, which will allow us to interact with you and work together in order to make Empyrion the best it can be at the Early Access launch on Steam. 

Let the adventure begin! 

Eleon Game Studios 

Make sure to get your "ticket" for the Closed Alpha by pre-ordering Empyrion if you have not already done so: http://empyriongame.com/pre-order

Remember: by pre-ordering the game you will not only have access to the Closed Alpha, but also you can save more than 30% compared to the price when it is released on Steam Early Access. The Alpha version gives you free access to all future updates including the finished game. It will be digital download only.

Last Update on Kickstarter: Integration of Directional Thrusters

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IMPORTANT: Please note that this will be the LAST update on our Kickstarter. For reasons of efficiency, we want to centralize the updates on one website. Therefore, we would like to ask you to follow all further updates on the community forum: http://empyriononline.com

Hello Galactic Survivalists, 

We would like to thank everybody who has participated in the recent “survey about thruster mechanics in Empyrion”: http://empyriononline.com/threads/integration-of-directional-thrusters.185/

As of today, 82.4% were in favour of the “sim-style thruster” placements against 17.6% who voted for "Arcade-style thruster placement”. It was very interesting and inspiring to read your thoughts and comments on the thruster mechanics on the forum but also Facebook, Twitter and IndieDB. Thanks for this great feedback!

As a consequence of this relatively clear vote, we have integrated a first set of directional thrusters into Empyrion and we have updated the spaceship controller accordingly. We have taken into account that people seem to want non-invasive directional thrusters that don’t destroy the visuals of their spaceships. Take a look at the first screenshots of the new directional thrusters:

Our friends from the Modding Asylum are currently preparing a whole set of directional thrusters that will be integrated very soon. These are just 2 of their set: 

But we also listen to those of you who are in favour of a more Arcade-style thruster placement because we plan to integrate configuration possibilities for the thrusters on your ships later on (i.e., you will be able to configure the force that is applied to the different directions). 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned 

Eleon Game Studios

New Models and Concept Art

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Hello everyone, 
This dev update is dedicated to our friends from the "Modding Asylum." We are very excited to show you the recent models they have developed for Empyrion and also some of their truly amazing concept art. 
Check out the set of shiny new thrusters they created for the game.

In the above screenshot, you see the slanted thruster, armored thruster, atmospheric thruster and the normal thruster. We love the cool and innovative design of these thrusters…especially the atmospheric thruster. 

They have more thrusters in the pipeline for us….but we won’t tell you more at this time ;-) The artists from Modding Asylum also created a cool landing gear for Empyrion. Here is a screenshot: 

Concept Art:

In addition, we would like to share with you some renders of the models they are currently working on. Convince yourself of the high-quality stuff they are producing. 

Stasis Chamber:

Medical Chamber: 

Medical Room:

Science Lab: 

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank the Modding Asylum for everything they have done so far for us. It is a pleasure to work with them - they are highly professional and insanely talented artists. Keep up the good work guys - you are amazing! 

Stay tuned for more updates 

Eleon Game Studios 

P.S: Currently, we are conducting a survey to determine which thruster mechanics the community wants to see in Empyrion: (i) Arcade-style thruster placement or (ii) Simulation-style thruster placement. 

Please tell us what you prefer: http://empyriononline.com/threads/survey-about-thruster-mechanics-in-empyrion.162