On steam, the game description reads as follows: This describes, in a few words, what the game itself will offer you in terms of what activities and opportunities are basically available. This is of course something you would expect, when searching through the steam catalogue, in order to find a game that fits your likings. Empyrion is more - it is not just a sandbox, an open world or a place to fight, explore and crush your enemies with the ships and structures you have build. You noticed that part about the "mysteries", did you? This is not just a filling word or phrase. While playing the game, in its current version (Alpha 10.5 at the date of this writing), especially when completing the story missions, you might have noticed some references to an ancient threat. Some tidbits here and there, which are currently spread across the starter planet and its orbit. You might also have noticed some of the NPC factions in the game play a certain role and that the "Earthlings", unintentionally arriving in Andromeda, might have started something, that has smoldered behind the scenes until their arrival...maybe for centuries. Diving into this part of the game - the Story - will eventually reveal, what "Galactic Survival" really means. Said that, it will be quite a while, until we will reach that point and there will be a few iterations of the game (for required tech and features) until we can completely lift that secret in playable missions As a tiny little spoiler: The story arc is already written... and the title does NOT mean you win over all your opponents and destroy any opposing NPC Faction. (Of course you can call this your goal in MP or in the Game as well, as this is what our game, as a true sandbox and open world, ALSO offers ) Now you have read through these lines and might wonder, that this text is in no way an answer to the question what Empyrion Galactic Survival is all about. You are absolutely right! Because this topic is nothing you can put into one single thread, as it spans over so many different aspects, we opened this sub-forum to tell you more about, what is going on in Andromeda, the reasons why the Terrans went there (or better: why they unintentionally went there), what your role as a (single) player in these events has been (your avatars role). We plan to tell you more about the Factions, what makes them tick, possibly also a bit of "Empyrion Tech", maybe shed some light on certain buildings and what they mean for the Factions - or Empyrion - and more. Of course we will also add some background info about missions and story..without too many spoilers (and if we do so, tagged as such). So, if you are interested in LORE & STORY , join us as a follower of this sub-forum and its threads. We will add more topics in the next weeks and months (as our time between updates and patches permits). Feel free to ask questions or express your thoughts on what we offer you here. Said that, be welcomed, fellow Empyrion Survivalist, you have made the first step into a bigger world! As closing word, here is a little but very important info : the story of you, the player, hitting the ground at a remote place in Andromeda, starts at 1st of August 2774, one year after the Operation Phoenix Fleet was leaving earth. How'd that happen? Well, we'll reveal that in new posts and story bits. cheers, Christoph Eleon Games Community Manager PS: don't expect all that to be taken overly and 100% serious all the time. Let's have fun! It's a game, after all. Not a drama.