I have found some pretty crazy things in No Man's Sky and I would like to share the finds with my friends outside of the game.

Is there a way to do this other than taking screenshots and sharing them through Steam?

  • I'd imagine someone read the part about getting an API for the game to do some coding for it, which is kind of off topic here, even if it is for a game. Aug 16, 2016 at 12:47
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    The question of "Is there an official, public API for getting information from the No Man's Sky universe?" is, IMHO, fairly on-topic. However, it comes with the potential problem of being time-localized (i.e.: if there isn't one now, the correct answer now may be rendered invalid in the future - or, if there is one now, the correct answer may later be rendered invalid if Hello Games decides to turn it off later). The real problem with your question though is the "Is there a website that does X" part. Absent an official website from Hello Games, that's asking for product recommendation.
    – Iszi
    Aug 16, 2016 at 13:11
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    I have amended the question to remove the request for API links and to specifically ask for links to an official site from either the developers or the publishers.
    – Burgi
    Aug 16, 2016 at 14:01
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    Perhaps it just needs a "How can I share my discoveries with my friends?"
    – Neon1024
    Aug 16, 2016 at 15:18
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    ah, maybe there's some kind of API or online database... (yay, full circle!)
    – npst
    Aug 17, 2016 at 9:42

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No, there isn't. The most that is possible inside the game is the scan for nearby discoveries, and that usually only works when your friends are quite close by. Currently, Sean has said on his twitter here and here that multiplayer is included, but the servers are too overloaded to cope with it at the moment. This leads us to believe that it may be a while before "your friend showing up on the galactic map" is in the game. So that option isn't impossible, but highly unlikely at the time of writing.

Outside the game, Sean and Hello Games haven't made anything that links to the inside of the game, like an API, just yet. The community itself is working on some things, such as a list of all crowdsourced discoveries and more. However, apart from these and simple things such as recording and screenshots, there is no way to share your discoveries with friends.

  • I have accepted this answer until an official method is released.
    – Burgi
    Oct 16, 2016 at 16:47

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