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In the 23rd century, the elite fighter pilots of the Earth Defense Force practice their skills against drones, stationary targets, and (out of boredom) each other. It’s been decades since the last actual war and almost as long since the EDF has seen anything but small pirates. People have begun to question the need for such a large navy.
“A few small ships should be more than enough for search-and-rescue operations. It’s time to mothball the EDF. Humanity is united and alone in the Galaxy! There’ll never be another war!”
Yeah, we can all see where this is going, can’t we? Take a look at the title of this game again.
It’s Top Gun in space! Think about Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica or (for the older writers) Space: Above and Beyond. That is, the mood is space action-adventure with zippy little fighters, and I certainly wouldn’t say no to a romance subplot. :)
Technology: roughly halfway between The Expanse and Battlestar Galactica. Lasers, slug guns and missiles are the weapons of choice. Artificial gravity works but only on really big ships. Faster-than-light travel also works but is extremely dangerous without very specific precautions. AI is about as smart as the average jellyfish.
The Universe: A century of exploration has found many solar systems with habitable planets, but no intelligent life at all. Scientists now believe that intelligence, rather than inevitable, is incredibly rare in the universe - perhaps even nonexistent outside of humanity. Speaking of whom, 99% of humanity still live on Earth, but millions live on Mars or in various space stations and colonies.
Hosted and narrated by:
Lach MM (LMac)
Scenes played: 6
License: Community License