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Empire in the Sky is an independently developed PC video game set in a stylized 1960s-1980s retro cartoon universe with blatant and extensive references to NASA and other "Space Race" icons. Much of the data is modeled after real life, so you might even learn something! This is the "lava lamp" of space RPG shooters! Travel the cosmos in a fully customizable spacecraft -- designed by you (or us). Fight or befriend scores of alien civilizations in your quest to rule the cosmos, while exploring a rich, procedurally generated world that includes planets, planetary bases, towns, cities and starbases. Build a nearly limitless and vast empire that stretches across hundreds of star systems, on thousands of planets! Empire in the Sky optionally lets you build your own starbases and planetary bases, and enhance your designs by crafting individual spacecraft parts.

  • Purple Clouds and Yellow Lightning
  • Alien Topography
  • More planets!
  • Fiery World
  • Yet Another Planet
  • Deflection of Beam Weapons
  • New ships
Empire in the Sky Development Paused


Empire in the Sky Development Paused

We're moving our focus to Fringes of the Empire Prequel while an unnamed tech giant examines the Empire in the Sky engine.

Apr 22, 2013 News
Announcing Lost Astronaut's Fringes of the Empire


Announcing Lost Astronaut's Fringes of the Empire

Fringes of the Empire takes place in the same world as Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky. Find out more about this game and its coming availability on Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iOS.

Apr 22, 2013 News
Lost Astronaut to work with Leap Motion


Lost Astronaut to work with Leap Motion

Lost Astronaut has joined the early developer program at Leap Motion. Check out this cool video on the future of gesture-based gaming!

Feb 20, 2013 News
Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky Desura Exclusive: Planetary Settings


Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky Desura Exclusive: Planetary Settings

An update to our development progress for Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky. This article covers beam weapons and planetary surfaces.

Oct 30, 2012 News
Mini-Contest, New Textures, Cool Side-Scrollin' Action


Mini-Contest, New Textures, Cool Side-Scrollin' Action

Announcing a mini-contest, sharing information about the upcoming pre-release availability (for those who want to buy into the early preview support), and some news about recent visual enhancements to...

Sep 23, 2012 News
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zgrillo2004 Sep 14 2013, 4:27am said:

I suggest giving this guy a kickstart campaign. he needs the money to keep developing this game

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LostAstronaut Sep 25 2013, 12:59am replied: Online

hey thanks for your support. i did try a kickstarter campaign but it was back in 2010. I received a total of $10 from my one friend =D .. 2 people have bought the full version ($29.95), but a few pizzas doesn't really free me up to do much, and this game is now becoming niche (Windows only, maybe one day a Linux port). I'd still love to finish it -- but without funding it will have to sit on the backburner for a while. I am working on another one called Fringes of the Empire, which is for Mac/Windows and will possibly have mobile versions. It is not as procedural, but still has some of the charm of this game.

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Insolent. Aug 3 2012, 9:38am said:

Ooh, will download this when I get home from work!

Speaking of which... back to work!

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explorer13 Jul 12 2012, 4:02am said:

The creation system reminds me so much of the concept for Thrive's system, which is awesome. I second Insolent, now tracking. :]

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LostAstronaut Jul 20 2012, 6:38pm replied: Online

thanks! please help raise awareness of the project

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raeldrikp Jun 29 2012, 10:32pm said:

odd...., but i love what i see so far. trackingXD

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LostAstronaut Jun 30 2012, 2:05am replied: Online


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LostAstronaut Jun 3 2012, 2:11pm replied: Online

Yes, the line from Hamlet is perfect and was discovered early on while searching for inspiration for the game. However, we don't want to be too gender biased! =D One of our voice actresses really enjoys making purple space ships.

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TooMiserable Jun 29 2012, 9:22am replied:

I won't berate you for that decision, as much as I disagree with you. Instead I'll offer an alternative.

Change king to monarch. It'd still be a reference, and wouldn't be quite as gender specific.

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LostAstronaut Jun 29 2012, 10:19am replied: Online

Molest Shakespeare? Never! Well, the game is called Empire in the Sky, but yeah I see what you are saying. Thanks for the comment.

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