I haven't checked in on Impy in years now myself but I read on reddit that it was going 100% free. If there's a forum thread on this then I missed it. Even after it goes free, I wonder how the possibility of thousands of credits characters vs. newbie characters would work out, just saying that I personally wouldn't play that, but with some basic tweaks I suspect that Imperian might be a fun game with some form of permanent or highly consequential death. Even the heydays of IRE where dying could cost you 40% or more of a level were better IMHO than what the IRE games became over time. Anyone agree?