Empire in the Sky is an independently developed PC video game set in a stylized 1960s-1980s retro cartoon universe with blatant and extensive references to NASA and other "Space Race" icons. Much of the data is modeled after real life, so you might even learn something! This is the "lava lamp" of space RPG shooters! 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.
Two lessons on building that will get you started with Empire in the Sky.
Posted by LostAstronaut on Jun 28th, 2012
The frankenstein building monster that is Empire in the Sky! Aside from roguelike and empire conquest, you get to actually build cool stuff.
Building 101: Ships and Weapons
A short lesson that demonstrates Empire in the Sky. It's not fast-paced, but shows you exactly how to approach creating your own starship and weapons.
Building 102: Bases and Buildings
A short treatise on making your own starbase by using the building tool, and creating building components to attach to it. Starbases provide storage, research, training and other valuable services that make your empire stronger and increase your zone of control. Getting a foothold on hostile planets is another way to control space.