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Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky
Aug 31, 2012 @ 7:39pm
Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:25am
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Free Alpha Demo:

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:

You can donate to help this project:

See us on GameSpot: [/b]

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 @ 8:18pm
Tech Support for Lost Astronaut's Empire in the Sky
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Sep 24, 2012 @ 8:17pm
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Mad Merv  [author] May 26, 2015 @ 6:28am 
@TreJn thanks so much!
Magda May 25, 2015 @ 3:34pm 
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GOOD JOB<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Mad Merv  [author] May 23, 2015 @ 7:53am 
@LordDave @z33<3lux thanks guys! i <3 space games too and want this to be a grand old time
LordDave May 22, 2015 @ 4:47am 
Well, I just upvoted, I love anything to do with space and this game looks very unique as well! I hope it gets enough votes!
sweetness May 21, 2015 @ 9:09pm 
Looks fun! Would love to try it.
Mad Merv  [author] May 21, 2015 @ 9:03pm 
@Gypsy Wheeler&trade; Thanks. Trying to keep the fire lit. I have a wider array of informed opinions about how to make this game better, but it takes interest for me to move the project forward. Every little bit helps.
Hairy Goober May 21, 2015 @ 8:59pm 
I upvoted this back when it appeared on greenlight, gonna try and get some upvotes for ya since this looks so neat. Plus I miss my lava lamp, she blew up on me one day when I was at school XD
Mad Merv  [author] Mar 10, 2015 @ 2:59pm 
@D4VOS =D thanks, try the Fringes of the Empire demo available on
D4VOS 07.11.2018 ❤ Mar 10, 2015 @ 6:08am 
Amazing game ;)
Mad Merv  [author] Mar 2, 2015 @ 9:18pm 
@GalacticAngle thanks fr00d