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Fringes of the Empire
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jul 7, 2013 @ 2:15pm
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:48pm

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Release date: Early Access Demo Released
What's the story of Fringes of the Empire?

The year is 2600. You have been hand picked to head the crew of the UFS Intrepid, a specialist ship designed to aid the fleet in defending UFSE-controlled space. As ambassador, liberator, investigator and administrator, you will defend the Empire from a variety of invaders, while discovering what secrets the quadrant has to offer. Manage your crew, explore starbases and other unique locations, fight invading fleets and engage the pirates in this super-fantastic futuristic sci-fi adventure.

What kind of game is this?

Fringes of the Empire is a 2D Top-Down experience with RPG elements. You'll experience complex ship-to-ship combat as you explore the sectors that make up the UFSE alliance. Primarily a single player experience, the game may offer some social and multiplayer features. Choose from over 100 weapons as you unlock secrets that enrich the story and provide key upgrades to win the main plot line of the game.

- Main plot, but also aspects of open-ended gameplay and random encounters
- Land on and explore planets, starbases, asteroid bases and moons
- Uncover plots and earn space credits
- Mine asteroids
- Steal cargo of enemy vessels
- Engage the crew of enemy ships to conquer them for profit and to expand your fleet
- Unique damage system, ships melt, eject cargo, are radiated, toxified .. damage effects environment of boardable ships
- 100 weapons
- Over 80 unique starship types
- 74 Turret types
- 38 unique starbases
- 10 major enemy races
- Uncover artifacts
- Save civilians from peril
- Social: share game progress and invite friends, share experiences

Project Overview

Currently in development, Fringes of the Empire will be available on a wide array of platforms as early as Q4 2014. We currently have plans for Mac, Linux and Windows. There are tentative plans for a 'reduction' of the game for mobile platform Linux, as well as popular Android and iOS.

Fringes of the Empire takes place 400 years into the future of the game Empire in the Sky. By supporting Lost Astronaut's Fringes of the Empire, you not only get a great game but also you support the on-going development of Empire in the Sky, a unique RPG science fiction action adventure game.

Developer's diary, late 2013:

We need your help to make it all possible! It has taken quite a long time for me to produce this game, and the art and music. For those who like the genre, I am trying to remain true to the classics while focusing on a unique story and world that combines aspects of post-apocalyptia with space epics.
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Sep 23, 2014 @ 7:00pm
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TAFFY632 Apr 5, 2015 @ 12:10pm 
not my thing ,good job
Mad Merv  [author] Mar 20, 2015 @ 11:23am 
@Murtle, @Blackthorne, @dallo69 thanks !! gratzi
Murtle Mar 20, 2015 @ 5:45am 
This game looks amazing!
dallo69 Feb 21, 2015 @ 4:53am 
Chissà sembra un gioco della mia infanzia.
Blackthorne Dec 19, 2014 @ 5:27am 
That's one heck of an interesting (read: awesome) blend of a game you're creating there Mad Merv :) voted up and wishing you all the best with the Greenlight petition!
Mad Merv  [author] Dec 18, 2014 @ 7:18pm 
@SirKronos thanks for the support! happy holidays
SirKronos Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:31am 
Mad, you're making your own game? Glad to see your progress there, already voted yes =)

Good luck out there, man.
Mad Merv  [author] Oct 8, 2014 @ 6:59am 
Demo is now available on Desura!
Savior Cage Oct 2, 2014 @ 5:28am 
Yoted yes. I like the new progress you have so far. Good luck, man.
Mad Merv  [author] Sep 23, 2014 @ 7:01pm 
Early "Preview" release coming October 1! I'm going to release the current game so people can give me some technical feedback, and hopefully spread the word about the game!