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.
Read this article to find out the "State of the Empire" and when you can help alpha-fund us.
Posted by LostAstronaut on Aug 20th, 2012
Well, special thanks to Tim, Scott and Dave at Desura! We got Empire in the Sky's Alpha Demo on Desura in only 20 days! What this means for you is that the game's free alpha version is sitting there, waiting for you to install it! Go do that, but keep reading the rest of this article first, Astronaut!
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Now that the "Totally free version" is available, you might be asking: How do I alpha-fund this thing on Desura? Well, you can't yet. It will be a few months before the Studio releases an official alpha-funding version through Desura, now officially titled "Empire in the Sky: Loose Screws Full Version" .. however, you can go to LostAstronaut.com and make a donation at any time!
How much will it be? It will be $29.99. This version will be a whopping 6 gigs of partially-completed gameplay.
But, we don't want to sour your experience with something too half-baked. So, give us some time to add and test some of the features that didn't quite make it into the demo. We promise awesome asteroids, visiting your own base, and landing on planets in the first "Alpha-funding" release. Remember: the more support we get, the better the multiplayer experience will be. So, please tell people about this project!
And, in the mean time, please download our demo, I mean it is free and available on Desura right now!
Be a Game Tester Right Now!
If your game din't werk riight, make sure to read the README.TXT located inside the game's installation directory to troubleshoot your game. We want to hear from you if the game didn't work: so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, support queries, problem descriptions and log files from crashed experiences. If you help us test and fix bugs, we promise your name will appear in the credits for all the world to see. Same goes for feature suggestions!
The Lost Astronaut Team