Monthly Archives July 2015

Update – Maps, Maps, and More Maps

After a month of work the game-world is nearly complete at it’s highest level, with the hundreds of stars and star systems that make up Explored Space finally set in the heavens and sized and proportioned and lit correctly. With this complete, our team has been doing the more difficult, detailed work of creating the planetary and city environments inside.

With hundreds of solar systems in the game, it’s a huge job, and of course it’s not being done all at once, but testing our ability to create realistic, interesting (and glitch-free) environments for both in-system spaceflight, and character level play is an important step in advancing the project. For that reason we’ve decided to start by focusing on just a few systems, beginning with the human-controlled areas of the game world.

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Races – The Klyarulf

A dynamic and competitive people from a harsh world, the Klyarulf are a rare sight in the galaxy at large. Naturally inclined to seek the comfort of a pack, they are seldom found alone amongst the stars, and those who do leave their homeworld to play the space-ways are seen as heroes by their peers.

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Children of the Burning World

Kharr, the Burning World, is a scorching hot, arid globe that lies just barely inside it’s sun’s habitable zone. By day vast red deserts shimmer in the heat, and only the night brings relief. Unlike primitive human cultures, who revered the star Sol, the early Klyarulf regarded their sun as a terrible destroyer, and believed the stars of their moonless night-time sky to be celestial guardians...

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Races – The Merlene

Hi all!

Today we resume our planned weekly series of lore updates, with a look at one of the older civilizations of Explored Space: the Merlene. A humanoid felid race from a lush, open world, Merlene are a spiritual people ruled over by an ancient line of queens. Matriarchal, the males of the species are seldom seen abroad in the wider galaxy. Those expecting a demure people, however, are often disappointed for the Merlene are fierce, proud warriors, with a code of honor that has lasted centuries, and… some whisper… a secret well worth protecting.

Ancient Roots

Massenra, the Merlene homeworld is a high gravity planet of flat terrain, blessed with endless verdant fields and fast flowing rivers...

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