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Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky
Aug 31, 2012 @ 7:39pm
Mar 1, 2013 @ 8:53am

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Empire in the Sky is a sandbox building RPG set in a stylized 1960s retro cartoon universe with blatant and extensive references to NASA and other "Space Race" icons. The year is 2222 and a mysterious intergalactic organization known only as the "Galactic Alliance" has invited humanity to join its interstellar autocracy. Hosted by an equally mysterious collection of super-transient post-corporeal beings known as the "Galactic Review Board", you play the role of your great-great-grandkid as they explore the cosmos and extend the Earthling's fledgling empire.

This is an alpha product, seeking alpha-funding, so it is in an early stage. Help us with an "up" or "yes" vote and a favorite!

  • Much of the data is modeled after real life, so you might even learn something!
  • 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.
  • This is the "lava lamp" of space RPG shooters!

See more videos:
Building 101: Building Weapons and Ships (in HD)
Building 102: Making your own starbase (in HD)

Currently available as a Free Alpha Demo in the Alphafunding section of Desura:

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Regarding the comments section of this page: you can use this to talk to the designer directly, post comments, suggestions and feature ideas, or feedback, ask for support on the demo, etc., and if he wants to delete something because he doesn't like what you've said, it's his liberty. If you have a piece of constructive criticism, kindly express that in a way that is not insulting. If you are here just to announce you don't like the game - don't bother. Please have manners and courtesy and the same will be extended to you.

Kind regards,
Lost Astronaut Studios

P.S. What should go into a game like this? We have our plans, but want to hear more-- maybe there is something we haven't thought of to put in the game that you absolutely love and want to see in it. We've played a lot of games, haven't we? One user suggested the feature of a "rogue AI", what do you think should be a part of this experience? Send us an idea and we'll consider it for its originality and depth. You can post in the comments below if you have something you think would be a really neat addition. Over the next months, we'll be collecting these, and will put them to a vote for popularity. All submissions that aren't obscene or too expensive to develop will be considered. If yours falls in the top 5, we'll send you a free T-shirt with Lost Astronaut your name and our artwork on it! Expect a vote coming toward the end of the year. All ideas we use will be credited. We'll post here about it in advance so you can tell your friends to help up-vote your idea.
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Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:17pm
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Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:18pm
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Black Lodge Games Jul 14 @ 6:49pm 
Looks good man! Voted yes without hesitation.
Mad Merv  [author] Jul 8 @ 7:38pm 
thanks for the support
™reggae-boy (Ctba) Jun 30 @ 9:30am 
ionutudor2012 Apr 16 @ 6:10am 
Mad Merv  [author] Mar 30 @ 6:28pm 
It was a preview, not a major landmark video or announcement. It was the last thing I did before pausing this project. I hired new voice talent, finished my procedural planet renderer, slapped together a video and then started Fringes of the Empire (see Greenlight page). I'll come back to this project one day, but I'm not sure when.
Dash McCloud Mar 29 @ 2:37pm 
Not to throw fuel on any fire here, but what the heck was that 1st video?? Had me interested at first, but then it degrades into a 4 minute music video?! If you're going to use a video like this to highlight a game feature or mechanic, you should consider how you're framing it so that when you present it to us we'll know what we're looking at.
­class101 Sep 5, 2013 @ 2:49am 
This game has been reviewed and added to the Procedurally generated games collection
Mad Merv  [author] Jul 22, 2013 @ 6:09pm 
@DuNadu: This is not an "official trailer" it is a "Planetary Promo" showing off the procedural engine.
DuNadu Jul 22, 2013 @ 12:51pm 
What the Hell I'm watching now ??
Mad Merv  [author] Jul 15, 2013 @ 7:13pm