By the 23rd century, humans had burst out of their home system and were colonizing and exploring. The galaxy was a busy place – many species, many worlds, many technologies – and the incredible and inexplicable became almost routine. One thing that surprised no one was that we had entered a galaxy with hundreds, perhaps thousands of organizations that would, under various circumstances, act as military muscle for hire; mercenaries were everywhere. It did not take even one generation before human mercenary groups joined the fray, and human and mixed human/alien mercenary groups now regularly compete for contracts.
When the first generation ships left Earth, each had a very small population of super-powered heroes aboard, mixed with a much larger population of typical humans. As the ships traveled, the fraction of supers aboard each ship increased, due to exposure to the Unobtanium engines.
The faction now known as Prometheans was founded by Dr. HR Cornish. When humans on Earth were preparing to launch the first generation ships into space, many scientific teams jumped at the chance to revolutionize space travel. One stood far above the rest: the scientists led by Dr. Cornish. It was his team that discovered how to convert Unobtanium into a highly potent and efficient energy source using Cornish’s Theory of Relative Thermogravimetry.
This video introduces our fourth signature hero, Meltdown, and the first signature enemy group, the Nagdellians. You will also see that the game UI is working. But the most important reveal is the current state of the combat system we are developing.
It’s time to release the background and costume for another one of our signature heroes, Dr. Ellen Strikewell. The good doctor is an example of an NPC hero with an important dayjob – she works in the hospital in Apotheosis City. As such, she will be giving missions within the medical dayjob system, and she will also provide at least one major questline for early mission seekers.
In this issue of the Ship of Heroes Design Studio we are revealing the costume of one of our signature heroes, Ambassador (signature taunt: “Who wants to negotiate now?”). Ambassador is an invulnerability tanker with high resistance and defense.