Anybody remember Empyrion Online aka Empyrion Galactic Survival? It’s one of those space sandbox multiplayer survival games that went for a Kickstarter back in 2014 but ultimately canceled it, having raised only about $26K of its $64K ask. It landed in our Betawatch and then our Make My MMO lists and then… we kinda forgot all about it.
But unlike a lot of games with failed Kickstarters, this one kept going, launching on Steam’s early access program a few years ago. We checked in on the game this week and were surprised to note that it’s still being worked on. This past fall, Eleon Game Studios has been pushing out small alpha tweaks, reverting the game engine update, and previewing alpha 9.
“Besides the engine upgrade, our team has been working very hard on Alpha 9. However, at this point, we do not want to reveal too much about Alpha 9 but we can already say it will be a huge game changer! Alpha 9 focuses on gameplay improvements – unlike the last major releases that focused on architectural changes. We will soon start our ‘Road to Alpha 9’ dev blogs with more details and we are really looking forward to getting your feedback on the different topics.”
So there you go – another one to keep an eye on.