Death of Space Engineers - Empyrion?


#1

Hello guys,
so, I just discovered this jewel, and thought about sharing it with you. Empyrion - Galactic Survival (Canceled) by Eleon Game Studios —Kickstarter

I think it has a lot of potential, and with those features (in video) already implemented, I think they can overcome SE very easily. What do you think about it? :smile:

btw, I already backed with 2 of my friends :slight_smile:


#2

This sorta looks like Space Engineers (Of course its in the title lol) and No Man’s Sky

Honestly I am looking forward to No Man’s Sky lol but this looks promising!


#3

Honestly, considering the similarities, I’d rather wait for SE’s robust modding community to come up with something in this vein than pay for another standalone Space-Craft.


#4

Thing is, I dont think that some things could be moded into SE, like the galaxy, planets, oxygen system…


#5

While you’re right about the galaxy and maybe oxygen portion of this, a planet or planetoid would not be impossible or even improbable.

  • Mod in two soft variants of rock, likely Dirt and Dirt With Grass
  • Spawn massive asteroid, made of dirt/rock/resources with spherical gravity pulling everything at the surface and a bit beyond towards the planet.
  • Bit more advanced modding incorporating a sort of soft “shell” of clouds or what have you around the asteroid, potentially functioning off a similar system to the spherical grav generator, but with no physical effect on the player
  • Make shell appear blue/green/red/orange/whatever from the Planetside view, and look white/clear from the extra-planetary view.

The bonus portion on this is that you do not wind up with a flat “planet map” but a full planet in 3d space. You could even work out a method of rotation, if you really wanted to.