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Eleon Game StudiosBy Eleon Game Studios
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Eleon Game StudiosBy Eleon Game Studios
First created
£20,041
pledged of £50,000pledged of £50,000 goal
1,280
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 26 2014

Realistic Day-Night Cycles and New Planets

Posted by Eleon Game Studios (Creator)
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Hi backers! 

Today, we are excited to present you a cool new feature that we have integrated into Empyrion: realistic day-night cycles that depend on the rotation speed of a planet. If you look at the screenshot of the planet Omicron you will notice that there is a illuminated side and a dark side.

The illuminated side is where it is currently day on the planet and the dark side is where it is night - like on a real planet! So, if you are on the dark side of the planet you can take your spaceship and fly to the other side for daylight and vice versa. In addition, the planet rotates around itself inducing a day-night cycle whose length depends on the rotation speed of the planet. 

The next screenshot shows the sunset on our new snow planet (you actually know it from the last update). The cool thing is that with our day-night system you can actually chase the sunset around the planet if you fly in the direction of the sun with the appropriate speed.

Snow planet at day 

Snow planet at night 

We also integrated a new lava planet with unforgiving conditions. Be prepared for the challenges that wait for you! 

Space view on lava planet (for a screenshot from the surface, please check out the last update):

We don't have names for the snow and lava planets yet. So please feel free to suggest names.  

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the next update 

Eleon Game Studios

Kickstarter and Pre-order Clarification

Posted by Eleon Game Studios (Creator)
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Hello Everyone, 

While we are still making some very good progress on "Empyrion - Galactic Survival" and getting ever closer to the initial Alpha release on Steam (Q2 2015), we would like to take the time to clarify some things about the Kickstarter and the ability to pre-order the game through our website. We have received several emails from backers who asked why they should pre-order Empyrion if they have already backed the game during our Kickstarter campaign. 

Kickstarter has a "all-or-nothing policy," which means that when you back a project, the money is only collected if the project becomes fully funded by either reaching or exceeding the funding goal. If a project doesn't reach the designated goal or it is canceled, then no money is collected for the project and your credit card is not charged (please refer also to the FAQ of Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backer+questions). 

When it became clear that we were going to be unable to reach the funding goal, we decided to cancel the Kickstarter. After the Kickstarter, however, we redoubled our efforts to improve the graphics as well as implement more of the core features that weren't included in our initial tech demo and videos. 

Now what this means for you is that anyone who originally backed our Kickstarter project is going to have to reorder their copy of the game through the pre-order store on our website (http://empyriongame.com/pre-order). We have some great specials going on right now along with the option to pre-order your copy of the game and we know there's some very generous people out there that wanted an option to donate above the price of the game, so we've included an option for that as well. 

There's a lot of very exciting things going on with the development of "Empyrion- Galactic Survival", especially as we approach the Alpha release on Steam. We look forward to sharing more updates with you. 

Thanks for reading and stay tuned, 

Eleon Game Studios

Here are some recent screenshots from Empyrion:

New Ice Planet:

New Lava Planet:

Leaving Planet Omicron:

Improved Graphics: New Hull Texture and Shader

Posted by Eleon Game Studios (Creator)
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Hi backers! 

In this update, we show our progress on the graphics of Empyrion. With the help of our friends from "The Modding Asylum", we have significantly improved the shader to obtain some nice reflection effects and we have replaced the old hull texture with a cool-looking modern texture.

These are only the first steps towards an overall improvement of the graphics and a coherent art style in Empyrion. Convince yourself of the progress we have made so far:  

Don't forget, you can already pre-order Empyrion on our website: http://empyriongame.com/pre-order

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates 

Eleon Game Studios

Planetary approach and space-planet transition

Posted by Eleon Game Studios (Creator)
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Hello backers! 

Today, we are very happy to present you a new update regarding the development of Empyrion - Galactic Survival. Among the numerous new features we have been working on (enormous asteroid fields, day-night cycles depending on the rotation of the planet, improved shaders, new 3d models and so on), we now have integrated the planetary approach into the game without loading screen! 

The new planetary approach is a first version that we still are working on but it clearly shows you how much progress we have made so far. Convince yourself by watching the video:

http://youtu.be/eoDjFzbI5WY

What makes our planetary approach and space-planet transition really great is WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get"): If you are orbiting a planet and see a mountain or lake on the surface from far away, you can precisely choose the point of atmospheric entry so that you are already close to the mountain or lake when you enter the planet's atmosphere. This will have a big impact on the gameplay: for example to save precious fuel, to avoid or to attack some defense systems on the ground, to sneak on the planet without being detected and so on. 

Pre-order Empyrion today:

The implementation of the planetary approach marks a big step towards the release of the Alpha version of Empyrion on Steam Early Access, which is scheduled for Q2 2015. Starting today, you can already pre-order the Alpha on our website: http://empyriongame.com/pre-order

By pre-ordering the game, you actively support its development and you can save more than 30% compared to the price when it is released on Steam! The Alpha gives you free access to all future updates including the finished game. 

Thank you in advance for your support and stay tuned for more updates. 

Eleon Game Studios 

Credits: Atmospheric entry effect, landing gear and cockpit by "The Modding Asylum". Soundtrack by Rich Douglas (www.richdouglas.net).

Screenshots of planetary approach and space-planet transition:

Big Announcement: Partnership with “Modding Asylum - Empyrion Project"

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Hi backers!

We at Eleon Game Studios have been hard at work, especially redoubling our efforts after the Kickstarter had ended to make sure we keep on schedule and bring you the space survival game you have been waiting for so long. Today we have some very exciting news to share with you all: it's something that will have a very positive effect on the development of Empyrion and that should also ease some concerns which were voiced during the Kickstarter.

It is our great pleasure to announce that Eleon Game Studios has partnered with "The Modding Asylum: Empyrion Project" - an independent group of highly talented artists, modelers, programmers and concept artists. It is because of their passion for wanting to see Empyrion become reality that they contacted us shortly after the Kickstarter and offered their assistance with 3D models, textures, programming support and their expert advice. We have just a few examples of the amazing work they have been doing below.

The development of Empyrion will greatly benefit from this long-term partnership because it allows us to significantly improve not only the graphics of the game, but bring you a more coherent art style through the entire game. We are very happy to welcome “The Modding Asylum: Empyrion Project” on board, and together we will make the game of our and your dreams.

From now on, we will post regular dev updates to inform you about the state of development. For example, very soon you will see an almost seamless planetary approach (no loading screen) in Empyrion! In addition, you will soon have the possibility to pre-order Empyrion for a special discounted price on our website. Please stay tuned.  

Eleon Game Studios  

Examples of models developed by Modding Asylum:

New cockpit
New cockpit
New cockpit in game
New cockpit in game
Alternative cockpit
Alternative cockpit
New set of thrusters
New set of thrusters
New turrets
New turrets