Contains spoilers! Don't read before completing at least one ending.
Achievements are in order of ascending rarity(difficulty) according to Astats.nl. 59 achievements in total.
|Name||Google Play XP||Description||Notes|
|Blue Danube||500||Board a space station||You would get this by playing tutorial or visiting first or other space station later.
Space stations can be found in any star system, including black hole, etc.
Use Interferometer to find them easily.
Name refers to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The song The Blue Danube was played during the space station docking scene.
|Amazing||500||Explore 10 star systems||Any kind would do, including Black Hole systems|
|Out of Fuel||1000||Have your fuel below 5%||Time to use all your reserves, including Omega, to find gas giant for probing soon. Interferometer, Geo Scanner and Ultraprobe can help. Gas giants always contain at least 10 Hydrogen.|
|Stars are mine||500||Build a Space Folder||You have to play tutorial or rebuild Space Folder to get this. You can get Silicon from Cryonics or Telescope.|
|Antiecologist||500||Drill an inhabited planet||Use Drill on garden planet.
Talk with aliens before you drill, otherwise they would be too frightened to talk.
Use Interferometer to find garden planets easily.
|Not alone||500||Meet an Alien||Each garden planet have one alien race, but basically you can only talk once.
Have a free cargo slot before talking, they might give Omega for free.
|The naked sun||1000||Orbit a Star||Any kind of star would do, including neutron and supernova.
You have no reason to do this before obtaining Ultraprobe or Death Seed with at least basic Shield Generator.
|Hum, Houston||500||Have an equipment destroyed||Drill and probe deeply to get this, but have reserves to rebuild equipment.
Name refers to Apollo 13 space mission.
|Fantastic||1000||Visit 30 star systems||You are only getting started.|
|Gateway||1000||Find an Artifact||Artifacts are sometimes found on rocky planets. Geo scanner can check its' presence without landing.|
|The Black God /
The Dark God
|1000||Approach a Black Hole||You only have to visit black hole system without orbiting black hole itself, so you won't get any damage(nor resources).|
|Alpha||100||Receive some Omega||Most Omega come from tributes and trading with aliens, but some can be obtained in events, even 2 units at a time!
Alpha is first letter of Greek alphabet, while Omega is last.
|I am rich !||500||Dig some gold !||Garden planets only sometimes contain Gold. Geo scanner can check this without landing, though visiting aliens is always worth a try.|
|Houston…||500||Break your drill||Drill deeply to get this, but have spare stack of Iron to rebuild Drill afterwards.
Again name refers to Apollo 13 space mission.
|Last resort||500||Dismantle your Space Folder||You might want to do this if you have lost Drill and all Iron to rebuild Drill and afterwards Space Folder if you have some Silicon.
Or just dismantle it before boarding new ship.
|On board !||1000||Board a new ship||Ships can rarely be found in any star system, including black hole, supernova, etc.|
|Event Horizon||500||Orbit a black hole!||You have no reason to do this before obtaining Wormhole Generator, or you can create black hole anywhere with Death Seed.
Name refers to astrophysics term.
|Beacon||2000||Receive a special call||Some blue cuboid in space…
Encountered randomly after visiting some amount of star systems.
|Analog||1500||Discover 80 star systems||You're still alive, woohoo!|
|Code Red||1000||Have your hull below 5%||Time to use all your reserves, including Omega, to find rocky planet for drilling soon. Interferometer and Planetary Expander can help, but anyway rocky planets have at least 10 Iron.
Name probably refers to hospital code meaning fire.
|Live long||500||Learn how to say "Love" in alien||After each conversation with aliens you would learn 1-2 words from Galactic Language, one of them would mean "love".
Name refers to Vulcan salute gesture from Star Trek meaning "Live long and prosper".
|It was close !||500||Risk everything and live to tell||When you're low on oxygen, fuel or hull and try to do something beyond your resource reserves you can risk doing it anyway. Chance of success seems to be around 10-20%.|
|Rama||1000||Meet 5 alien races||15 more to go.
Name refers to the book Rendezvous with Rama.
|SOS||2000||Receive an SOS||Find damaged Terran ship.|
|Space Ark||500||What a huge ship !||Board Terran ship. Second largest cargo hold with decent stats.
Name refers to biblical tale.
|Star Tesla||1000||Use the Synergy||Build module and its' upgrade module adjacent to increase effectiveness of latter.|
|Other Worlds||200||Map 120 star systems||Some game endings can be achieved visiting less star systems. Are you gonna explore everything?|
|Air, please||1000||Have your oxygen below 5%||Time to use all your reserves, including Omega, to find garden planet soon. Interferometer can help, you only need to visit any garden planet. If you have Life Seed and Omega - find any rocky planet and terraform it.|
|Astounding||2500||Rule 140 star systems !||That's about every single star system there is in the game.|
|Moya||1000||Set your ship at 100% ecosystem||Finding Firefly or Crescent or building Cryonics+Shared Cryonics on Terran ship should give this achievement. Not every ship can achieve 100% Ecosystem.
Name probably refers to live sentient self-sustaining starship from Farscape.
|Croissant||500||Find the Crescent ship||Has good stats but smaller cargo than Nomad.
Name refers to ship's shape reminiscent of French cuisine.
|First Contact||2000||Meet the Enemy||Hope you don't have anything valuable in cargo hold, you can lose even humans and Omega in this event. It's encountered randomly after meeting Terran ship.|
|Protoculture||500||Fix something with Omega||You might want to spend it for modules that require two rare elements to repair it, such as Life Seed, Death Seed and especially Shield Generator.|
|ZZ||1500||Board a huge ship||Board Disc. Has largest cargo hold in the game with complex layout and decent stats.|
|Enemy Mine||1500||Board a strange ship||Board Enemy. Big cargo hold with easy layout and low stats. Name refers to the 1985 movie Enemy Mine.|
|Fascinating||1000||Scan a planet||Build Geo Scan module (Si 1, Au 1) and use it on any planet or star.|
|Tinkle||1500||Board a weird ship||Board Cube. Medium square cargo hold with medium stats.|
|F° 451000||1000||Probe a star for fuel||Build Ultraprobe(Fe 2, Pt 1, Si 1) and use it on any star.|
|Stranger in…||2000||Encounter 10 alien races||10 more to go.
Name most likely means "stranger in a strange land".
|Cryptonomicon||3000||Know all the alien words /
Learn all the alien words
|This does not include words for elements fortunately.
Name refers to the book Cryptonomicon.
|Bird of Prey||1000||Set your ship at 100% efficiency||Board Firefly or build Space Folder with all upgrades on ships like Arrow or Crescent. Not every ship can achieve 100% Power.|
|Eternal Quest||5000||Meet the Judge Architect||One of the endings.
Ending screen displays the words: "Endless Traveler"
|Junkfood||500||Have the nostalgia of hamburgers||Random non-interactive event. It's rare because of amount of those events.
Name is a pejorative term for unhealthy food.
|Shiva||1000||Build a Death Seed||Learn and build Death Seed(Co 1, Au 1, Th 1, Pt 1).
Name refers to Hindu deity sometimes known for destruction. More specifically, a reference to Robert Oppenheimer's statement upon the detonation of the first atomic bomb, "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."
|Cold Heart||500||Get rid of some humans /
Jettison a human
|Dump some humans into space from Terran ship.
But you'd better dump only one unit, move others to another ship and keep at least one full stack.
|Fiat Lux !||1000||Terraform a planet||Learn and build Life Seed(C 1, O 1, Pt 1) and use it on a rocky planet.
Name is a phrase from Bible meaning "Let there be light".
|Love, Ursula||500||Build the Ansible||Learn and build Ansible(Fe 2, Au 1, Co 1, Si 1). Expensive and marginally useful. If you're having problems without it - git gud.
Name refers to Ursula K. Le Guin, who coined the term "ansible" in her novel Rocannon's World.
|Red Dwarf||1000||Set your ship at 100% resistance||Building Shield Generator with all of its' upgrades adjacent: Supraconductor protection, Void Fluctuation Projector and Thermal resonance generator should be enough to achieve 100% Resistance on any ship. Possibly last one can even be omitted.
Name probably refers to Red Dwarf series and ship.
|Xenologist||3000||Talk with 15 alien races||5 more to go, yay!
Xenology is a hypothetical science whose object of study would be extraterrestrial societies developed by alien lifeforms
|No limit||2000||Build all Space Folder upgrades||Build Space Folder with all of its' upgrades: Gravitational well Generator, Tau-stasis and Subspace reactor.|
|Warp Express||1000||Travel through a black hole||You need to learn and build Wormhole Generator(Fe 1, Si 1, Th 1, Au 1) and find a black hole to do this.|
|God-Emperor||500||Build a telescope and its' 2 upgrades||You need to learn and build Telescope and all of its' upgrades: Gravitational Lens and Wormhole Generator. Also works Gravitational Lens + Interferometer.
Name refers to ?WH 40K Emperor of Mankind?
|The Legacy||2000||Reach the Iron Star Station||The first mission in the game.|
|Star's end||1000||Reach the very last star||Reach end of the star field. But there are two more star systems that can't be reached by common means.
Name refers to Star's End, a mystical location in the Foundation novels by Isaac Asimov. The actual meaning of Star's End is revealed at the end of Second Foundation.
|A fire upon…||2000||Purge a star system ruled by the Enemy||Detonate a Death Seed in a system controlled by the enemy.
Name probably refers to A Fire Upon the Deep novel
|The Star Kings||5000||Rule the Enemy||One of the endings.
Name can refer to Star King novel.
Ending screen displays the words: "Star King"
|Galaxian||4000||Know all alien races||20 races in total. You need to visit a lot of garden planets for that, or even better - create new ones using Life Seed.
If still having trouble you can try an exploit - write down every race you encounter(not name, it can change); when you encounter same you've already seen - exit & continue, this should generate another random race on that planet.
|Back Home||5000||Find a way back home||One of the endings.
Ending screen displays the word: "Tellurian"
|New Earth||5000||Save your kind||One of the endings.
Ending screen displays the words: "The Savior"