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Tales From a Scorched Earth

Posted by Zaubermancy , 22 December 2014 · 1,415 views

Introduction Lore and Fiction Staff Writer
Hello, happy holidays, and hope you’re excited for space flights like none other!

I am Descendent Studios’ staff writer. It’s my job to populate the STFU game world with stories and lore, to help flesh out the world you will soon be plundering/dogfighting/making your own space operas in.

There are going to be questions as this game develops. Questions like “how did Earth turn into this mess of pollution and corporate war?” “How far has technology progressed?” “What is human society like when it moves to outer space?” I’ll be trying to answer these. I’ll be working alongside the team to add color to the ‘verse and to answer your questions about story development.

Most importantly, Descendent Studios wants to ensure your ideas see life in the game lore. Already the forums are packed with gale force creative power, and your voices will be crucial to development of this creative game.

While you are keeping up with our social media and watching Wingman’s Hangout, also tune in Sundays for Panspermia Weekly News.

The Panspermia Company, in the lore, begins life as a newspaper during the earliest corporate wars and eventually evolves into Earth’s biggest media conglomerate. The weekly news column will offer glimpses into the historical origins of STFU’s corporations and fighter pilots and will hint at exciting new gameplay features in development. The word “Panspermia” is the Greek word for “all” and it refers to a scientific theory that life could exist throughout the universe, carried about by asteroids or spacecraft. We want the entire STFU universe to teem with life. It will be filled up with your thoughts and your fingerprints.

I am an Austin resident with a degree in English and Journalism from St. Edward’s University. By day I work as a freelance writer, and have loved games like Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri since childhood. Working for Descendent Studios gives me a chance to combine two lifelong loves.

After the holidays are over, we hope to make Panspermia Weekly News a weekly feature. But watch today for the first edition. Stay tuned!

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Happy holidays and welcome to the project! If you ever get stuck in the creative process, don't hesitate to ask the forum. I'm sure somebody will come up with an idea that brings you back into the game.

 

btw: Zaubermancy is a funny wordplay nickname. I like it. :)

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happy holidays! :) glad to see staff grow. :)

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Renegade-Shank
Dec 22 2014 06:53 PM

Welcome and Happy Holidays!

 

Sorry for the bad stories we will be sending your way.

 

;)

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Zaubermancy   Happy to see your post, have been waiting for it.    Do you have an Icon for the Panspermia Company.   If so I can try to make a Tail Profile for the Game.

 

 

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Zaubermancy
Dec 23 2014 02:19 AM

Thanks very much everyone for reading. It's super exciting to help get this project off the ground, and I hope you all feel welcome to write and contribute any time.

 

Does anyone have any big wishes for the next lore post? The current plan is to provide some background to the corporations, the conflicts that would snowball into the conflict in space. If you have any pressing questions for the news reports, please let us know!

 

And Renegade-Shank these stories are all so fantastic, even in the preliminary stages where it's hard to imagine what kind of game STFU will be, I don't think anyone here is capable of writing a bad story. Please write us any time!

 

And to AC_Black, that's an excellent point, we don't yet have a logo or anything for Panspermia. Suggestions are very welcome. I imagine it as an MSNBC of the future, or maybe something a little darker like NBN from Netrunner. Any Netrunner fans out there?

 

Again glad to meet everyone!

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Great to see more devs starting blogs :) Looking forward to reading the lore.

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Great to see more devs starting blogs :) Looking forward to reading the lore.

Same here. :D

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Welcome! Looking forward to how the world fleshes out.
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