Hey Fediverse, I’d like to start a slow-paced micro fiction experiment with input from the community. I’d play Stellaris (a grand strategy space empire sim) and post regular updates about how everything goes horribly wrong in my galaxy, with polls to help me take important decisions.
What kind of civilization would you like to see boldly go where no man has gone before? (suggestions welcome.)
Hi, I’m a French game designer/writer working mainly in the serious game/edutainment industry.
On my free time, I develop my own video games and tools, compose electronic music, make pixel/voxel art, build keyboards, grow hops and brew beer.
Computers ate my soul.
2206.09.24 - Unsurveyed system, Hesstamur
Our scientists are in awe. We have detected a primitive alien civilization on Hesstamur II. The Qlorvinserians, as they call themselves, have reached the later stages of Bronze Age. Their society is mostly rural, and organized around several large city-states.
We are planning to install an observation outpost to monitor them closely. Whether we should interact with them, and how, or avoid any contact, will soon become a major ethical question.
2205.03.11 - Unsurveyed system, Mobion
The Space Amoeba has reached full maturity. She’s still as friendly as she was when we found her stranded on Molbion IX, even if communication is very limited.
The People of Maz have slowly grown fond of her. Despite her carbon-based nature, or maybe because of it, she’s become something of a mascot for the Zotialith spirit.
After dozens of unsatisfactory proposals, it has been decided to call her "Fluffy" to settle the increasingly more heated debate.
2204.02.07 - Unsurveyed system, Mobion
While researching anomalies in the Mobion system, the Solid Static Flow, led by Balsheer Noshek, stumbled upon a large voidborne creature that immediately started to follow the starship. Our commander took a risky bet and decided to let it approach.
Dubbed as a Space Amoeba by the crew, it might be a lost juvenile belonging to a much bigger species. For now, it is friendly and behaves as if the Solid Static Flow was a member of its herd.
So what should I do with my 30 #novembeat tracks?
#novembeatday30 is the end. That's it, I did it. Yay. Hooray. This was exhausting and delightful. And I learned a lot, ending the month (a bit late, I know) with something close to what I aimed for when I started. Walls of noise with a hint of harmony. And it's time to sleep, indeed, even if I still have to decide what to do with all these tracks.
2203.12.01 - Zotialith Agglomerate, Mazov Central
Partisans of vegetable farming were right. With the recent addition of a sophisticated bio-reactor in Mazov Central, we have finally found a use for these controversial organic objects.
Our engineers have managed to convert vegetables into energy at a highly efficient rate. This will allow us to power many installations in the Maz system and beyond.
2203.08.04 - Zotialith Agglomerate, Mazov Central
In order to start the colonization of neighboring systems, we have decided to promote an expansion policy in parallel with our scientific agenda. This should allow us to increase colony development speed up to 25% compared to our initial estimate.
Our first colony starship will be geared towards the Kannam system. We will also deploy an outpost in the Yump system to intensify our archeological research.
Release Notes for v0.5.6: https://zeromatrix.itch.io/rpginabox/devlog/112974/release-notes-for-v056 #gamedev #indiedev
#novembeatday29 has so much delay and reverb that it's basically one big drone. I think "Depth" is a fitting title. It was nice drowning into this while recording it.
2203.05.05 - Unsurveyed system, Yump Ild
We have proof of alien sapient life! 6 billion years old vestiges of an extinct xenocivilization have been excavated, only two jumps away from Maz. The Yuht, as they called themselves, were not only gigantic arthropod analogues, but also carbon-based creatures.
We still have to find fellow silicon-based lifeforms, assuming they exist. Some of the People believe we should work on more pressing matters.
What should we focus on?
2202.05.01 - Zotialith Agglomerate, Mazov Central
The People of Maz have decided that space exploration should be aimed at the center of galaxy. It will be challenging, since the central sector looks isolated. No known hyperlane leads there yet.
This is why common efforts towards science and new discoveries will be made. We need technologies that are yet to be invented in order to reach whatever lies at the center, and to be ready for whoever we may meet along the way.
2202.04.20 - Unsurveyed system, Kannam III
The Solid Silicate Flood, commanded by renowed explorer Rinnid Petron, has discovered alien life on Kannam III, in a neighboring system. They are not sapient creatures, at least not in a way we can understand, but they are definitely alive.
Furthermore, they are not of vegetal origin, yet clearly carbon-based, which baffles our scientists, to say the least. The Zoltialith Agglomerate is abuzz with these news.
2200.08.03 - Zotialith Agglomerate, Mazov Central
Presiding Speaker Ockten Komplinart, who was elected on the controversial promise of an aggressive agricultural policy, has laid the first stone of a farming district on Mazov Central.
The Speaker's detractors are crying foul, denouncing a massive waste of public resources: of course, as silicon-based lifeforms, Zotialiths consume only minerals. However, Komplinart's partisans argue vegetables will lead to wondrous scientific discoveries.
#novembeatday28 is mostly ambient, made with a bit of vibrato and tons of delay. Not much trouble, in fact.
Computers ate my soul.
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