Expanding beyond Earth

published Thursday, 14 May 2009, 18:12 by ZPSHicks

While the 21st century saw Humanity's forrays into space ebb and flow, the 22nd century was far more positive. Several key events contributes to an explosive growth in the space industry all around the globe.

In the latter half of the 21st century the world was experiencing a cautious economic upswing. Commercial interest in space was slowly rising, following the successful deployment of the joint Chinese-European lunar research bases. But it took the Japanese built and privately owned space station "Hotel Dawn" to fully jolt the European space businesses to life. Despite catering only to the ultra-wealthy, at the time it opens in 2080 the waiting list for a vacation in space are years long. It manages to operate at a profit, sending the budding aerospace industry skyrocketing. Companies from the western world soon lay plans for a settlement on the moon, catering to low gravity manufacturing, Helium-3 mining and tourism.

Mining operation on the moon

Meanwhile, the aging International Space Station, still in orbit after its abandonment in 2025, steps back onto the world stage. It is refitted and reopened in 2097 for the purpose of performing high energy experiments. Just a few short years later the team of scientists are successful beyond their wildest dreams, creating the worlds first Zero Point Energy reaction.

With limitless energy came an enormous growth curve in space exploration. The commercial sector went beyond exponential growth, with an increasing number of privately run orbital stations and lunar facilities under construction. More and more countries of Earth join with the ITO alliance, and under its guidance mining facilities are erected on Mars and even as far away as the asteroid belt.

A time of growth in the aerospace industry


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5 years, 4 months ago

i like the back story!

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5 years, 4 months ago

yeah...but whats with the shark like dog things....btw Im looking forward to this game

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5 years, 4 months ago

I suggest the developers include this back story maybe as some graphic novel that can be unlocked by the player, while it is interesting, I think that it should still be lin the "Extras" section since I'm sure the team has better things to do. Nevertheless, please definitely expand more on the story about Zero Point Energy

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5 years, 4 months ago

Yes do expand, tell us how the 'Interstellar Marines' fit into this plot. Where do they come in, why do they come in, and what is their objective.

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5 years, 4 months ago

OOOOOOH MY GOD:DDD.. cant wait:DDD..

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5 years, 4 months ago

Want more info? Sign up! Support a good cause! be part of the game!
Join today :D!

Btw this is working up real nice!

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5 years, 3 months ago

Nice story! Looking forward to upgrade Account to Spearhead as soon as there is XBOX 360 support =)

Keep going!

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5 years, 3 months ago

im also waiting for 360 pwn

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5 years, 3 months ago

I too am waiting for Xbox 360 support.

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5 years, 2 months ago

me in addition to those above who await xbox360 compatability

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5 years, 2 months ago

Very cool, nice story!

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5 years, 2 months ago

Incredible

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4 years, 11 months ago

im waiting for 360 and ps3. :) its gonna be amazing

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4 years, 4 months ago

I can't wait im going for 360!

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3 years, 9 months ago

As for me and my soul, i'd stick to the PC.

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3 years, 4 months ago

So far so good!!

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