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Take to the Stars Episode Two: Maisie Song

Published on Monday, August 14, 2017 By Tatiora In Offworld Dev Journals

From the desk of Maisie Song

Seneca Development


Mars is beautiful.


When I say beautiful, I don’t mean the landscape -- although there is kind of an eerie serenity to it. No, what I really mean are the opportunities. My family wasn’t thrilled when I decided to take the job off world, but I wasn’t about to let the chance to become more than just an intern pass me by.


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Take to the Stars Episode One: Philippa Ndiaye

Published on Monday, August 7, 2017 By Tatiora In Offworld Dev Journals

Philippa Ndiaye

Memo from the desk of Philippa Ndiaye
CEO of the Diadem Trust

The future lies in the hands of people like us. We must rise above these failings and lead humanity to greater prosperity.

My father is a wise man, and I have never forgotten those words. When he sought retirement and left his company to me, I followed his procedures to the letter - because they worked. Whispers of nepotism an an effortless inheritance based on anything but merit reached my ears, but I paid none of them any mind - they would all know soon enough.

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Space is Really Really Big

Published on Monday, July 31, 2017 By Draginol In Star Control Journals

Video games normally take liberties with the size of the universe.  We know the universe is big but we frequently trivialize the immense size of the galaxy.

Even scientists seem to trivialize this with questions like "Why haven't we detected aliens?".  The answer might be because our radio signals haven't even reached a trivial distance of the milky way galaxy.

Our solar system out to Jupiter.


Zooming way way out to our local neighborhood.


Now this is zooming out to about as far as we can go and still name stars without skipping over lots of them.

NOTE: Our radio signals haven't even come close to leaving this area yet.  Also, we only know the distances of these starts within +/- 8 light years.  A lot of people think we have nailed down where all these stars are.


And all that fits in the dot within that box.


and that last screenshot fits within the red box in this screenshot.

Now, in the new Star Control game, we are going to do our best to mix accuracy with gameplay.  But hopefully you get the idea of just how insane the scales really are.

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