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cry8wolf9 said:Well maybe not so quick.
Since your taking a look at models.
Are you keeping the same model for structures? Like entertainment, government, ect.
Also what about the races? Same or are there going to be different ones? Would this be a good chance to suggest new ones?
Any lore ideas yet to base the buildings and builders on?


Sorry cry, but you might get more than you bargained for with my reply.

So I am not exactly sure what you mean by "models," but I don't want the design of the game to be limited by what was there in MC1. There might be a tendency to think "well this is just MC1 with just 3d versions of the landscape and buildings," etc, but that is not my thinking at all. There is no reason that the tech or building tree has to mimic what was in MC1, and the buildings don't just have to be 3d versions of their MC1 counterparts. There is no reason why MC1 needs to have a lander, silo, solar panel, greenhouse, refinery etc, unless they make sense in the context of the game. Same thing applies to Rovers, which is why I continue to raise the question as to whether they need to exist in the same form as they do in MC1.

This is not to say that existing MC1 stuff does not belong here, what I am trying to say is that this is an entirely new game, there is nothing wrong with starting on with a new slate.

In terms of lore/races/civs/etc. My thought is that MC2 would be on one hand smaller in scale than MC1, but at the same time much larger.

What does this mean? So My Colony 1 basically encompasses a large area of the galaxy with thousands of planets and the three principal races. And all of the races are still official "lore" for the game, of course. Additionally, a "planet" in MC1 is basically limited to a small plot of land, and you can go from a lander touching down on a dead empty world to a booming metropolis in a matter of days.

I want MC2 to feel completely different, like when your lander touches down on the Red Planet (or whatever world), you are just a lander and two tiny colonists alone on a massive, dead, empty world that you must tame, and all of the resources you need will not just be sitting there waiting for you upon arrival.


Here is how I sort of see it in my head. All lore for the game universe comes principally from the following titles: Colony Wars, Colonial Tycoon, Death 3d, My Starship, Deimos, Deimos 2 - End of the Earth, Deimos 3 - High Noon, and Sarge. If you wanted to put the story in a chronological order, I think it would go like this:
  • My Colony 2
  • Deimos
  • Sarge
  • End of the Earth
  • High Noon
  • Colony Wars
  • Death 3d
  • My Colony 1
  • Colonial Tycoon
  • My Starship
I see MC2 as taking place during the first human exploration and settlement of other worlds. The Deimos series (plus Sarge) takes place in the early days of United Earth, where they have just a couple of settlements. The LIS is starting to form, but is not officially recognized yet, and has not yet broken off from U.E.. Colony Wars takes place shortly after the events of Deimos 3, where the LIS formally declared independence (in the form of a surprise attack) and fights to break away from United Earth, which they are eventually successful at with eventual aid from the Zolarg finally tipping the war in their favor. Death 3D takes place during the middle of the LIS war, and features the demise of some of the Deimos-era heroes, along with the United Earth Presidency, where power is moved over to the General Assembly instead. My Colony 1 and Colonial Tycoon are both post-LIS war, where the three civilizations and also the Alpha Draconians, which are now known to humans but have been known to the Zolarg for a long time, are all branching out and colonizing this part of the galaxy. And My Starship takes place somewhat later, where much of this part of the galaxy has been colonized and commerce/war is going on as usual between the various factions.

So that is a general overview of the MC Universe lore. The nature of My Colony 1 and 2 make them harder to place firmly on a timeline, since a game can last "years" and span throughout the whole timeline. But I do like to see My Colony 2 start at the very beginnings, not to far from our present day, because I think it would be neat to see the original few lonely colonists roughing it in hard times on a barren world, which is what going to Mars is going to be like in real life.

It has given me some ideas for some changes VS MC1 though.

In MC1 you are like a mayor or a governor starting a city. In MC2, I see the player as more of a company landing on part of a new planet for fun and for profit, but mostly for profit. You begin with a certain amount of money, and initially to get more colonists, you have to finance another launch from Earth, which results in another Lander showing up with two or three colonists. The Lander can be broken down for scrap parts once it arrives. I think you will also be able to order up a supplies lander from Earth for a lower cost, which has no colonists but whatever materials you need to order, or foot/water etc. However if another player is also on that planet and there are already colonists nearby, they may join your settlement instead of having to bring in new people. You get more money by exporting resources back to earth.

Eventually your settlement grows into a city and the nature of the game changes from one of having to ship materials to Earth for survival to a self-sustaining colony. But I think it will be a slower, more drawn out process VS MC1.

Having multiple players on a planet will also allow for a planetary economy to grow, where trade networks between settlements are made and colonists move from one player to another. Eventually a planet can be built to a point where Earth is no longer required. In MC1, each player has his own planet, but in MC2 I would rather see all players on the server on the same planet, with the planet itself being near infinite in size, with different resources and terrains on different parts on the planet. There will of course be support for multiple planets on a server, but I do not think the game will be as fun if everybody starts with their own planet, as on MC1. On MC1 it was needed because a planet was, at most, a few square miles in size. In MC2, a planet is like an actual planet.

I don't know if there will be terraforming as in MC1, or if so it will be way, way slower.

As for other civs, my plan is to just have Earth/Human. If somebody wants to create a mod with another civ built out, they are free to do so. If it's really good and they want it included in the base game, I will consider it. But it's not a part of the initial plan.
bastecklein
1y ago
Whatever the lore, I have an idea of how to tell it to players. Instead of just telling them all at one time there would be "telegrams". These would pop up with whatever communication center the player has and would be pinned. These could be given to everyone at the same time as a "live" feature. These could also come in with little options that shape the lore based on a players answer. An example would be "(year) ATTENTION the planet of Drac. 11 is under rebellion, the Zolarg rebellion requests you send X amount of (materials). [Yes] [No]." These would just be messages and wouldn't be very interactive with just clicking YES or No. This could go onto a timeline on Coloniae and depending on how many players click yes it could pass through. These would not have many effects on the player's future besides shaping lore/giving more future lore announcements. These could also be voted on/proposed on the Forums to add that much more player interaction.
DoYouHaveAnyOats
9mo ago
I have started building the My Colony Website to host lore and other things related to the overall My Colony universe, and all of the different games I have tied into it. To do this, I am using the forum software I have built into this website, and am adding Wiki-style capabilities into it. Here I present the first article on the new Lore wiki, it's about the character Wurm from the Deimos series:

https://www.my-colony.com/viewpage.php?p=wiki&a=wurm

Anyway, over the coming months I will be filling out that site with more lore articles covering the entire My Colony universe, writing out the story that binds all of the games in the series. Hopefully somebody will find it all interesting! If not though, it will still serve as a useful guide for me in the development of future games, being able to keep the story straight between titles.
bastecklein
9mo ago
That sounds great! I was wondering tho, will there be other people also writing up lore? Kinda how Colinae works? If so, put G.Wadaling's lore in casue that guy is nuts when it comes to writing up lore and making models.
Luker124
9mo ago
Woo-hoo! I like it!
I'm definitely going to have a look on it!

Luker124 said:If so, put G.Wadaling's lore in casue that guy is nuts when it comes to writing up lore and making models.

If saying the post length of my non-canon lore posts I have written... YES and indeed, in a nuts scale🥜
GeneralWadaling
9mo ago
bastecklein said:Was wondering if anybody is interested in me writing out the Lore of the current My Colony universe on a website somewhere, and perhaps even opening it up for the community to make additions to it?

As some may be aware, My Colony already exists in a small fictional universe I created a few years ago which spans several games now, so some of the story can be gleaned from the games, but nothing is actually written out in an outside context. The games involved are:
All of the games center around the United Earth faction, while My Colony obviously has LIS and Zolarg, Death 3d also contains LIS and Zolarg, and Colony Wars will mainly be U.E. and LIS, although the Reptilians will play a small role.

The stories primarily take place after 2050 where the United Nations has taken over earth as a one world government controlled by the General Assembly and the U.E. President. The LIS was an early (pre U.E.) earth colony, and when Earth united they decided to bolt and declare independence, which the U.E. does not formally recognize. They are essentially in a cold war which is about to become a hot war, starting with the events of Death 3d and boiling over in Colony Wars.

As for the Zolarg, they are an old race of insectoids who were once subjugated to the authority of the evil Reptilians. Centuries ago, one brave insectoid named Zolarg rose an army and overthrew the Reptilians. Zolarg was then promoted to Emperor for life and they named their civilization after him. They don't have much in the way of tech, just a little bit of left over knowledge from their Reptilian captors.

The Reptilians are evil and they are reptiles. There is a lot planned for them, which you will learn soon. I don't want to give too much away.

The Ancients used to rule the entire galaxy but they are either extinct or they have transformed into some sort of higher power. They may be expanded upon later. I also pondered the idea of having the Ancients actually be humans who had gained great power long ago but then took themselves out through war, bombing themselves literally back into the stone age, from which we are now just emerging and re-learning about ourselves. But idk.

So anyway, this is in the suggestions section for several reasons. 1) is any of this interesting? 2) does anybody want to work on expanding it? 3) should i set up some sort of wiki type site for holding the backstory of all of these games and their characters? 4) What should the name of this universe be? In my head it is the Deimos universe since that is the first game. I also sometimes think of it as the 'United Earth' universe. But none really sound good.

Anyway, no poll here. Just thoughts and feedback!


I'm back again with an attempt on the story.
The earth was in a time of peril, all the nations where at war, or what was left.... The world had been engulfed in a long war, over 230 years have battles been fought for resources, 137 countries perished in the war. In the end, a leader arose from the war and united humanity. None knew where he came from, only that he was almost... divine. He founded the United Earth, All countries flew under one banner, and with this new unification came a new age, the new age of technology took the U.E to the stars, limitless was the universe before them. The first ship was sent to Mars just 2 years after the Emperor first appeared. Mars became the ground from which helium 3 was mined, after which thousands of planets fell to the banner of the U.E, Terraforming worlds to suit their needs the U.E became the dominant power in the universe, but with every great empire there is a fall...... Colonies all over the empire decided to split forming several governments, many colonies remained but the U.E feared that many others would want a separate government and freedom. The first to leave was the League of Independent States and under it many colonies joined or were formed. The L.I.S were a small group of freedom fighters that grew to power, but many consider their actions as the actions of terrorists. The age of technology still reigns today with the discovery of the ancients a species of aliens in which the Emperor held in personal regard. Many colonies left after their discovery choosing to live a life based on their culture. The fracture U.E is still a dominant power and its colonies are vast, that's when the Zolarg were found a hive-like species of insectoids similar to the human ants, which has raised many questions amongst humans. The race is a primitive technology of neolithic level. Although the U.E fleets are vast the Zolarg had numbers and they are engaged in a bloody war, but many other governments are in good relationships, even able to understand them. Surprisingly their government is extremely advanced for their technology. There are legends amongst the Zolarg that some humans have managed to glean, one is of their leader and their war against the mysterious Reptilians. All the humans know is that the war ended in the Zolarg victory and the advanced Reptilians being forced into hiding so that they do not become extinct. The Galactic Emperor died but the board of propaganda kept it a secret to the billions and so they elect a president in the name of the galactic emperor to rule the earth for a period of time. A secret is known by only his species but the Emperor was an ancient that survived the extermination, and had died of old age but has transended because of his vast knowledge, he still influences the Universe in small ways.

And thats my very very brief draft on the human lore
FearTheGuppy
3y ago
It's quite hard to follow everything that's going on from an exterior point of view, and this thread is quite long, but I don't want to miss a piece of the development :P

In the principle it's good, implementing logistics and making it more micromanagement will make it closer to a colony style. It will also make the game ''slower'' in terms of progression which is what we wanted.

Can we clarify the lore and context of the game a bit though? Because a lot of how the colonies will work depend of that. I assume companies are landing in search for profit? Materials that can't be found on earth anymore, or simply people looking for a pretext to find a new wild west? Are the settlements under a govt? Or do you want to determine how the colony works and build the lore from that?
This would especially help determine if the settlement should be a dictatorship or if any player within the settlement can propose changes and then everyone votes. Both systems work.

Does anyone know the game OpenTTD? This logistics mechanisms make MC2 lean towards that. I would say keep the engine figure out truck/train movement, otherwise it's too much micromanagement I feel.

Also beware of going too capitalist, as I'm afraid young players could not compete... Or would be funded millions or offered rovers or resources at very low price.

I would like to have a fixed lore before making more assumptions. Maybe I just didn't see it, if so can someone give me the link :) ?

Edit: the more people there are playing, the more this logistics system makes sense indeed. Trade routes between servers would be nice, but how to make sure server A won't cheat and get very low prices?
Sobeirannovaocc
9mo ago
Was wondering if anybody is interested in me writing out the Lore of the current My Colony universe on a website somewhere, and perhaps even opening it up for the community to make additions to it?

As some may be aware, My Colony already exists in a small fictional universe I created a few years ago which spans several games now, so some of the story can be gleaned from the games, but nothing is actually written out in an outside context. The games involved are:
All of the games center around the United Earth faction, while My Colony obviously has LIS and Zolarg, Death 3d also contains LIS and Zolarg, and Colony Wars will mainly be U.E. and LIS, although the Reptilians will play a small role.

The stories primarily take place after 2050 where the United Nations has taken over earth as a one world government controlled by the General Assembly and the U.E. President. The LIS was an early (pre U.E.) earth colony, and when Earth united they decided to bolt and declare independence, which the U.E. does not formally recognize. They are essentially in a cold war which is about to become a hot war, starting with the events of Death 3d and boiling over in Colony Wars.

As for the Zolarg, they are an old race of insectoids who were once subjugated to the authority of the evil Reptilians. Centuries ago, one brave insectoid named Zolarg rose an army and overthrew the Reptilians. Zolarg was then promoted to Emperor for life and they named their civilization after him. They don't have much in the way of tech, just a little bit of left over knowledge from their Reptilian captors.

The Reptilians are evil and they are reptiles. There is a lot planned for them, which you will learn soon. I don't want to give too much away.

The Ancients used to rule the entire galaxy but they are either extinct or they have transformed into some sort of higher power. They may be expanded upon later. I also pondered the idea of having the Ancients actually be humans who had gained great power long ago but then took themselves out through war, bombing themselves literally back into the stone age, from which we are now just emerging and re-learning about ourselves. But idk.

So anyway, this is in the suggestions section for several reasons. 1) is any of this interesting? 2) does anybody want to work on expanding it? 3) should i set up some sort of wiki type site for holding the backstory of all of these games and their characters? 4) What should the name of this universe be? In my head it is the Deimos universe since that is the first game. I also sometimes think of it as the 'United Earth' universe. But none really sound good.

Anyway, no poll here. Just thoughts and feedback!
bastecklein
3y ago
bastecklein said:Was wondering if anybody is interested in me writing out the Lore of the current My Colony universe on a website somewhere, and perhaps even opening it up for the community to make additions to it?

As some may be aware, My Colony already exists in a small fictional universe I created a few years ago which spans several games now, so some of the story can be gleaned from the games, but nothing is actually written out in an outside context. The games involved are:
All of the games center around the United Earth faction, while My Colony obviously has LIS and Zolarg, Death 3d also contains LIS and Zolarg, and Colony Wars will mainly be U.E. and LIS, although the Reptilians will play a small role.

The stories primarily take place after 2050 where the United Nations has taken over earth as a one world government controlled by the General Assembly and the U.E. President. The LIS was an early (pre U.E.) earth colony, and when Earth united they decided to bolt and declare independence, which the U.E. does not formally recognize. They are essentially in a cold war which is about to become a hot war, starting with the events of Death 3d and boiling over in Colony Wars.

As for the Zolarg, they are an old race of insectoids who were once subjugated to the authority of the evil Reptilians. Centuries ago, one brave insectoid named Zolarg rose an army and overthrew the Reptilians. Zolarg was then promoted to Emperor for life and they named their civilization after him. They don't have much in the way of tech, just a little bit of left over knowledge from their Reptilian captors.

The Reptilians are evil and they are reptiles. There is a lot planned for them, which you will learn soon. I don't want to give too much away.

The Ancients used to rule the entire galaxy but they are either extinct or they have transformed into some sort of higher power. They may be expanded upon later. I also pondered the idea of having the Ancients actually be humans who had gained great power long ago but then took themselves out through war, bombing themselves literally back into the stone age, from which we are now just emerging and re-learning about ourselves. But idk.

So anyway, this is in the suggestions section for several reasons. 1) is any of this interesting? 2) does anybody want to work on expanding it? 3) should i set up some sort of wiki type site for holding the backstory of all of these games and their characters? 4) What should the name of this universe be? In my head it is the Deimos universe since that is the first game. I also sometimes think of it as the 'United Earth' universe. But none really sound good.

Anyway, no poll here. Just thoughts and feedback!


Just yes to all of those, but there is one problem you said the Zolarg were slaves to the Reptilians so the statue of the Zolarg Leader needs to be updated if it hasn't
FearTheGuppy
3y ago
I would most certainly be quite interested in a wiki containing the lore of the My Colony universe. As well as occasionally giving some input myself.
Xification
3y ago
Hello guys!

May I proudly present my fan lore about the history of My Colony Universe!
WARNING - EXTREMELY LONG POST
This post is very long - it will take some time to read.

THIS IS NOT CANON
Not all details have been confirmed or included as canon by @bastecklein or happened in any games related to My Colony Universe yet. The actual events may vary with those mentioned in this post.
Anyways, don't take that as 100% canon!

The calendars and year used would be Earth ones.

Time of the Ancients (??? ~ 1.2 billion years before Alpha Draconians)
Once there was a thriving old civilization ruled over the Milky Way Galaxy, which now they are called the Ancients. Even for the Alpha Draconians, there are limited documents about their history. The following will state the events recorded and decoded so far.
  • The Old Holy Galactic Empire (???).
    That was the oldest trace of the Ancients found.
  • Galaxian-Titan War (???).
    There were very old literature records about this war. The war between the Holy Empire and the warlike colossus Titan civilization. There are still some rare Titan relics found in the Milky Way, though some historians doubted the reliability of them.
    The war was supposed to put the Titans to extinction.
  • The Old Dark Galactic Empire (???).
    Somehow the old Empire turned to the dark side. From this time on, the documents about them are more difficult to find.
  • Reptilian Exodus to the Milky Way (~3 billion years ago before Alpha Draconians).
    The first record of Reptilian immigrants into the Milky Way from another galaxy. Some documents from Alpha Draconians stated their ancestors were nomads with only mostly low tech equipment.
  • Galaxian-Reptilian Wars (~2.3 billion years ago before Alpha Draconians).
    The continuous immigration of Reptilians caused conflicts between these new migrants and the master of the Galaxy. However, the Reptilians were not expelled from the Milky Way successfully, an armistice was signed after prolonged warfare. Reptilians stopped immigration in exchange for peace.
  • Disappearance of the Old Galactic Empire (~1.2 billion years before Alpha Draconians).
    The largest mystery of galactic history - the disappearance of the Ancients. Most existence of the vast Empire vanished just in a… flash, leaving most parts of the Milky Way Galaxy abandoned. Some radioisotopic dating recorded most ether pollutants of abandoned Ancient cities appeared since the event.

Rise of Reptilians (~4.1 ~ 2.8 million years before human history)
The Disappearance of the Ancients gave rise to the Reptilian immigrants, though discovered a bit lately, they began expanding further into the empty Milky Way Galaxy. Later the Reptilian Empire of Alpha Draconians was formed on the foundations of the disappeared Empire.
  • The Reptilian Kingdoms (~0.6 million years before Alpha Draconians).
    The Reptilians recognized the disappearance of The Ancients as scout ships were sent after years losing contact with them. Seeing this as an opportunity to expand their borders without anybody to stop them, the nomadic Reptilians soon reorganized themselves as the Reptilian Kingdoms.
  • Great Reptilian Expeditions (~0.5 million years before Alpha Draconians ~ 0.3 million years before Alpha Draconians).
    Hundreds of expeditions were conducted by various Lords during the Kingdoms era. They salvaged most remaining technologies of the Ancients, however unable to decode all the data at this moment as their limited knowledge of these high end technologies. Some new Reptilian major cities rose from these ruins.
  • The Warring Lords (~0.3 million years before Alpha Draconians ~ 10 years before Alpha Draconians).
    The powerful artifacts of the Ancients impressed the Reptilians - those supposed to bring prosperity to the entire race, however, became the source of ambitions for the Reptilian Lords. Thousand years of wars, were only for scrambling for these powerful gadgets.
  • Reptilian Unification War (~10 years before Alpha Draconians).
    Kingdom of Draconis was the weakest kingdom among the Reptilians, until the time of Lord Alphari - influence of Draconis rose to new heights, threatening the strongest Reptilian Lords. Lord Alphari defeated all the Reptilian Lords in a 10-year long war, successfully unifying the entire Reptilian race for the first time since the immigration.
  • Birth of the Reptilian Empire - Alpha Draconians (~3.5 million years before human history).
    Lord Alphari established the new unified Empire of the Reptilians, named Alpha Draconians, with the national motto ‘Rising from the Harshest to be the Strongest’. Alphari was the first Overlord of the Empire.
  • Successful Decoding of the Ancient Artifacts (~3.5 million years before human history).
    One of another most impactful achievements of Overlord Alphari was, he supported, and later personally participated in the research of Ancient language decoding. With more plentiful resource support than ever, most major elements of the Ancient language were decoded, which allowed the Alpha Draconians to reverse-engineer these technologies, turning the undeveloped Reptilian civilization into one of the most brutal Galactic superpower, inherited with the most powerful technologies.
  • Glorious Conquests (~2.8 million years before human history).
    Another greatest conquest of Alpha Draconians took place under the rule of Overlord Ks'khip. This famous Overlord of Destruction put an end to and enslaved thousands of minor civilizations scattered in the Milky Way Galaxy, which one of the civilizations includes Insectoids, providing highly reproductive slaves. This conquest created the foundation of core Alpha Draconian territory.
    Right after such a successful conquest which brought Alpha Draconians to the peak golden age, the Reptilians began referring to themselves as ‘the descendants of the Ancients’.
  • Secretive Galactic Domination Doctrine (~2.8 million years before human history).
    This doctrine formulated by the Overlord Ks'krupp, the descendant of Ks'khip, advocated the secretive way ruling the vast territory of the Empire spreading and maintaining influence by utilizing covert agents to control regions with minimal signs, which helps shaping the image of Alpha Draconians as an unreachable deity. Such doctrine impacted the future development of Alpha Draconians.

The Revival of Insectoid Civilization (~20th century of Human timeline)
Insectoids were being enslaved by Alpha Draconians for millions of years. However, an uprising changed the fate of the Insectoids, which led to the revival of the long lost Insectoid civilization, in the form of the Zolarg Empire.
  • The Uprising on Draconis 12 (~1920s of Human timeline).
    It was a historical turning point for both Alpha Draconians and Insectoids. The uprising led by the Insectoid Zolarg successfully overwhelmed the colonial government, and purged all the Reptilian existence on the planet. Freed from slavery, these first group of freedom fighters formed Zolarg Empire right on this planet - which the planet was renamed Zolarg Prime, and the uprising leader Zolarg became the first Emperor of the revivaled Insectoid civilization. The uprising also first revealed the corrupted, weakened national strength of the seemingly invincible Alpha Draconians, who were still blinded by their national pride.
  • The Insectoid Uprising Movements (1920~1950s of Human timeline).
    Encouraged and inspired by the success of Zolarg's uprising, Insectoid slaves over Alpha Draconians also followed the same path revolting against slavery. Though not all had been successful, the Insectoids successfully took over an unimaginable number of Alpha Draconian colonies and cities. Most of the Insectoids who earned their freedom joined the Zolarg Empire to fight against the enemy of their ancestors.
  • The Revival War (1950~1970s of Human timeline).
    Despite the success overcoming the slavery forces of their slave camps, the Insectoids had something more overwhelming to handle - the formidable regular forces of Alpha Draconians, trying to regain control on their slaves. Yet under the united command under Emperor Zolarg, they managed to defeat Alpha Draconian regular forces in this 27 year long war, using the new subterranean guerilla tactics. The war recorded heavy casualties of both sides, however, Alpha Draconians stalled their operations against the Insectoids, which earned extra time for the Zolarg Empire to fortify themselves and settle down some basic administration matters.
  • ‘Groot Opwekkingsplan’ (1970~2010s of human timeline).
    This period was also known as the ‘Great Revival Period’, the period when Emperor Zolarg formulated the policies for the early Zolarg Empire, to rebuild, strengthen and revive the Insectoid civilization, to restore the dignity of the Insectoid race. Under the common efforts of the Insectoids, with the help from both knowledge from the ancestors and some basic industrial knowledge from Alpha Draconians, the foundations of the Zolarg Empire were built up. The fast-rising Zolarg Empire became a supernova of galactic power at the end of the Revival Plan.
  • Declaration of Insectoid Liberation (~1990s of human timeline).
    Emperor Zolarg made a declaration on behalf of his Empire to Alpha Draconians - the Zolarg Empire, will liberate the remaining brothers and sisters under slavery at all costs. The Declaration established the long term aim of the wars against Alpha Draconians.

Old Earth Era (year --~2051)
The Old Earth Era is the time of human history before United Earth. The Old Earth Era is when humans begin exploring more parts of the galaxy, as well as beginning extensive colonization on new planets.
  • The Jameson Formulas (2027).
    The genius scientist Professor ‘Einstein Jr.’ Lob Jameson published a paper about special formulas of space continuum mechanics. These formulas make a breakthrough on long range space traveling technologies.
  • First Practical Hyperdrive Engine (2030).
    With the help of Jameson Formulas, the first practical hyperdrive engine in human history was created by the team of Project Next Sun. The innovation was named Jameson Engine.
  • Journey of USP Discovery (2031-2033).
    The USP Discovery is a test object for the Jameson Engine. The probe was launched by NASA of the USA in the year 2035. It had successfully taken photos and data recording of stars and planets at locations about a lightyear away, and at last hyperjumped back to Earth after 3 years of missions, with excellent integrity conditions maintained.
  • Planetary Decay Theory (2031)
    Ecologists and geologists discovered a strange phenomenon taking place on Earth, the important resources, from the minerals to the oil, began decaying into unrecyclable, unusable forms. It was suspected that this decaying was catalysed by climate change.
    A theory was formulated predicting the depletion of vital resources within years and this must be stopped. However, most people did not believe this theory to be true, until the Global Resource Crisis.
  • The Space Colonization Race (2032-2047)
    With long range space travelling became more possible at that time, a new space race was ignited globally - from the global powers to the most underdeveloped countries, from government bodies to independent organisations, they had their own aims. Some seek for wealth and resources, some seek for opportunities and a new start, some seek for knowledge and discovery. It was a milestone for humanity - first attempts for an extensive space colonization in history.
  • Global Resource Crisis (2038-2050)
    The worries stated in the Planetary Decay Theory was proven a fact in 2038, beginning with the abnormal depletion of oil fields in Arabia - the black gold turned into black, harmful, indecomposable sludges.
    For the coming years, more vital resources from iron ores to rare earth metals decayed into sand and dust, which greatly impacted the global economy at the foundations. Which eventually caused all space colonization programmes abandoned by Earth in the year 2047.
  • Miracle Formula (2050)
    The Project SEED ecologists from colonies discovered the Miracle Formula, which included a method to reverse the process of planetary decay. It was sent to Earth in the year 2050.
  • Restoration of Earth (2051)
    Terraforming devices derived from the Miracle Formula successfully restored Earth back to the conditions about 150 years ago within a year, which saved the entire humanity on the Earth.
  • The Grand Collapse (2051)
    Although Earth had been saved from a catastrophe, however, the existing governments no longer had any capabilities maintaining the nations, after years hammered by the economic impacts from such a disaster. The world fell into the status of anarchy.

Rebirth of Humanity (2051-2061)
Right after the Grand Collapse which marked the end of the Old Earth Era, humanity on Earth was in massive chaos, while most colonies outside Earth were deserted and had to survive on their own. Until the United Earth reunited humanity.
  • United Nations Dissolved (2051)
    Without any valid members at all, and at risk of ‘bankruptcy’, the United Nations officially dissolved, with all its assets sold at the end of the year, to a group of plutocrats who had survived the crisis.
  • Formation of United Earth (2052)
    The legacies of the United Nations were reused by these plutocrats, they rebranded the old international governmental body into a new organisation the United Earth, aimed to restore prosperity and order of the Old Earth.
  • Earth Reunification War (2054-2055)
    After 2 years of preparation though gathering weapons and manpower from black markets and government fire sales, the global military campaign was launched by United Earth. In the 1.4 year long war, United Earth brought the major cities and regions under their control.
    The rise of United Earth was inevitable to the rest of the world. It had pressured the remaining regions, no matter at war or not, surrendered and accepted annexation at the end of the war.
  • Official Establishment of United Earth (2056)
    A month after the end of the Reunification War, the main official governmental structure of United Earth was established - The President taking the leader role of the government, with the General Assembly responsible to the President.
    The General Assembly is the decision making centre of the United Earth, composed of representatives from different administrative regions to show a certain extent of democracy. However, the President still has absolute veto power in the General Assembly, in addition to a series of exclusive powers.
  • Restarting of Colonization Programmes (2061)
    With the Earth gradually stabilized and having the economy restored back to early 21th century standards, United Earth announced the recontinuation of space colonization projects abandoned by the Old Earth. This included re-establishing control on the remaining surviving Old Earth era colonies.
    The restarting of colonization was regarded as the dawn of the United Earth era in human history - from that time on, human civilization began to develop and expand faster than ever.

Rise of Humanity (2061-2083)
The New Era referred to the early times of United Earth after the recovery from the Old Earth era disaster. It was another golden age in human history, human civilization beginning to rise quickly in the Milky Way Galaxy. Despite opportunities, there were also new unknown challenges.
  • First Reformation of Security Council (2063-2065)
    The national security agency of the United Earth, Security Council, went under a series of reformation from 2063 to 2065, improving and fostering the efficiency of peacekeeping missions on Earth and foreign colonies, as well as established a controversial high pressure security regulation called AEGIS Protocol.
  • Formation of Space Marines (2068)
    In order to protect foreign colonies and Earth from potential Alien threats, United Earth Space Marines (UESM) was formed.
    Space Marines gradually replaced Peacekeepers security forces of the United Earth as the official military.
  • First Official Contacts with Minor Alien Civilization (2069)
    United Earth colonization fleets discovered an underdeveloped alien civilization on the planet Hakenduz-35. United Earth officially contacted the Hakenduzians, establishing the first diplomatic relations with an alien race.
  • Alien Membership System (2071)
    With more and more minor alien civilizations discovered, United Earth saw that as an opportunity of wealth and influence. In order to convince them sharing their resources with United Earth, an Alien Membership System was established, allowing alien member states to enjoy a series of benefits including protection from Space Marines and preferential treatment on trades. In return, the alien member states had to pay yearly membership fees.
  • First Starship in Human History (2071)
    The first starship of United Earth, UES Ark, finished construction in 2071, Martian Industries shipyard on Mars orbit. UES Ark was a prototype long range colony ship, built for exploration and colonization of the Icarus System.
  • Deimos Events (2072)
    It was a legend of the legendary Space Marines elite squad led by Sarge, a story to save Earth from an evil artificial intelligence - though, with some confidential details which United Earth decided to keep it secret, rumored to be time travel to erase history of a parallel timeline.
  • Wormhole Navigation Technology (2075)
    A set of technological advancements in space navigation technology allowed safe traveling of wormholes, which the wormholes act as a great shortcut for expanding into further regions.

Human Civil War (2083-2084)
This was one of the most impactful wars in the Galaxy. Yes, it's name is Human Civil War, however, things were not simple as most thought at that time - it eventually involved the 3 major civilizations of the Galaxy, and also gave birth to the fourth major civilization. The war also impacted the future patterns in the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • Secret Independence Society (~2068)
    The Secret Independence Society (SIS) was the predecessor of the League of Independent States. It was established shortly after United Earth began using high pressure policies to tighten control on the colonies. The SIS worked in secret, cooperated with suppressed people and black markets. Their ultimate aim was to bring true freedom to humanity, freeing them from the internally corrupted ‘tyranny’ of United Earth. They are also one of the earliest groups of humans who made contact with another major civilization in the Galaxy (to be specific, Zolarg Empire) far before United Earth even acknowledged their existence.
    Their existence remained very much not known by the United Earth until the outbreak of the Civil War.
  • The Alpha Draconian Conspiracy (around a few months before the outbreak of war)
    It had been a tough time for Alpha Draconians since the Insectoid slave uprising events. To restore the national pride of Alpha Draconians and to find resources repairing the badly impacted economy, Overlord Betahan decided to prepare a secret invasion on humans, picking the timing humans were at the blink of civil war.
    At the same time, another conspiracy took place internally - the rivalry between the Overlord and the Lords of Inner Circle.
  • Terra Nova Incident (2083)
    The Incident was the fuse of this war. Everything started with Terra Nova boycotting the heavy taxation of United Earth. Unable to bring the situation under control through conventional routines, United Earth decided to take the most violent military action against Terra Nova (which such decision was partly due to Alpha Draconian covert agents secretly intervened the General Assembly, to accelerate the outbreak of war).
    The incident provided an excellent excuse and opportunity for SIS to throw up a nationwide independence war. SIS militias ambushed the Space Marines in Terra Nova, liberated the colony, and officially declared war on United Earth.
    From that time on SIS was officially renamed as the League of Independent States (LIS).
  • Zolarg Empire Entry into the War (2083)
    Before the war, LIS secretly signed an alliance pact with the Zolarg Empire a few months ago (for different aims respectively, but both sides were seeking bilateral support).
    LIS called for Zolarg reinforcements under strong countermeasures of the United Earth. The entry of the Zolarg Empire into the Human Civil War had successfully put the United Earth into a war of two fronts, however the overall situation had not improved very much, the war turned into a stalemate afterwards.
  • Barracuda Blues Events, and Alpha Draconian Invasion (2084)
    United Earth discovered an Alpha Draconian secret stronghold with an army of war droids (built for invading humans) in the colony Barracuda Blues, mistaken as an abandoned military research facility. United Earth sent scientists to the site in order to obtain unknown technologies that could help them win the war against LIS.
    The discovery at Barracuda Blues was the result of political rivalry in Alpha Draconians, the Inner Circle attempted to sabotage Overlord's invasion plans.
    The true identity of the facility and the ‘mysterious machines’ was not known by humans, until similar Alpha Draconian war machines of similar models popped out from nowhere, attacking human colonies and cities - The beginning of Alpha Draconian Invasion, an unexpected event during the civil war.
  • Battles Against Alpha Draconians (2084)
    At the beginning of the Invasion, Alpha Draconians had been successful that they had occupied over half of United Earth territory.
    Under a common threat from afar, the United Earth, LIS and the Zolarg Empire agreed to put a pause on the civil war, and formed a temporary alliance to expel Alpha Draconian intruders. Their joint operations successfully recapture human territory one by one, slowly setting the intruders back.
    Alpha Draconian Invasion ends after the decisive Battle of Barracuda Blues, the last main portal stronghold destroyed by the alliance, all the Alpha Draconian forces in human territory were shortly destroyed.
  • Continuation Human Civil War (2084)
    The civil war was not over.
    Despite victories repelling Alpha Draconian invasion, the forces of United Earth, LIS and Zolarg were almost exhausted in fierce battles with Alpha Draconians (especially after the Siege of Barracuda Blues), little resources they had to continue a large scale war.
    While the Zolarg Empire quitted the war by signing a white peace with the United Earth, both LIS and United Earth sought an opportunity to conclude the war in a single battle.
    The Battle of Kaisergrounds was the end point of the Human Civil War, the only but the last battle after the Invasion event. Kaisergrounds was a strategic stronghold which was the important gateway to the core economic regions of United Earth. The battle ended with the United Earth forces regained control of the planet, it had contributed United Earth a strategic victory.

New Galactic Era of the Milky Way Galaxy (From 2084 on)
The Human Civil War and the Alpha Draconian Invasion during the war, had drawn the major civilizations closer. The New Galactic Era was the time things in the Milky Way began developing in galactic scale and perspectives.
  • Armistice of Hoxton (2084)
    The Armistice of Hoxton officially ended the Human Civil War, despite it being just an armistice. The armistice defined the United Earth-LIS border in the future, which the border line was known as the Hoxton Line.
    To conclude, nobody had won a total victory in the Human Civil War, however, each side won alternatively - United Earth won a strategic victory which LIS could no longer push deeply into the core territories, while LIS achieved their primary aim of gaining independence.
  • Official Establishment of League of Independent States (2084)
    The League of the Independent States was officially established 3 months after the Armistice of Hoxton was in effect. The League promised fairness, autonomy and freedom to the member states as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
    The League of the Independent States had no actual leader in power. Instead, each member state cooperates under the common principles, bearing the common responsibilities protecting people of the League.
    Though the establishment of LIS was officially recognized by their ally Zolarg Empire, the United Earth General Assembly declared they would never accept any rogue states in their ethnic territory.
  • The Midnight Coup (~2084)
    With the failure of invasion on humans, the core Reptilian society of Alpha Draconians lost all confidence in Overlord Betahan. Shortly after the end of invasion the Overlord was assassinated by Inner Circle covert agents.
    However, it did not put an end on the political crisis in Alpha Draconians, the coup further made everything worse instead. Every Lord of Inner Circle schemed to reach the throne of ultimate power, however there could only be one supreme ruler in Alpha Draconians. In order to secure the thrones for selves, the Lords fell into a status of internal political war.
    The absence of Overlord, and the internal political instability, catalysed the decay of Alpha Draconian influence in the Galaxy.
  • Emerging of New Galactic Empire (2086)
    The decayed Alpha Draconian influence after the Midnight Coup were not able to maintain control on a number of puppet states and territories, they began to break away from the Alpha Draconians.
    This had also given rise to the mysterious organization New Galactic Empire, who then annexed part of the states that broke away from Alpha Draconians. They called themselves the true descendants of the Old Galactic Empire, who carried the ‘inevitable destiny’ reviving the old Imperial glory.
    Though the ambitious organisation lacked strength to compete with any of the galactic powers in the Milky Way at the moment, the powers actually worried the ‘New Empire’ could be a large threat to them in the future, given their capabilities spreading influence at an unprecedented rate.
  • Further Discoveries in Barracuda Blues (2086)
    United Earth sent another research team investigating the remains of the Alpha Draconian stronghold and facilities. The team revealed a fact about Alpha Draconian technologies - they were derived from the Ancient technologies recorded on the ancient artifacts.
    The discovery further fostered the research and decoding on the information on the artifacts of the Ancients in United Earth.
  • Bradley's Military Reform (2086-2093)
    The new head of the United Earth Security Council, Marshal Bradley (which was the supreme commander throughout the Human Civil War), threw up a massive military reformation in order to suppress the military capabilities of LIS, including expanding the scale of Space Marines and especially the Starfleet (which the number of starships during the Civil War barely met demands on the battlefields), written a new professionalism military doctrine, and supported the development of new generation starships.
  • LIS Black Market Trade Union (2088)
    The blockades and embargo on LIS by United Earth had cut down most of the methods for LIS to contact the outside world. In order to survive and maintain development under the difficult conditions, LIS officially established the LIS Black Market Trade Union which facilitates external and domestic trade of their member states.
  • Galactic Colonization Race (2102~???)
    Seeking for further power in the Milky Way Galaxy for their own aims, the 4 civilizations of the Galaxy entered the galactic colonization race one by one. Alpha Draconians started the race, who were desperate to restore their ‘superiority’ in the Galaxy despite political instability.
    From the centre of the Galaxy to the Outer Rims, they were all targets of colonization.
  • United Earth Ancient Archives (2109)
    The Archives is a department of United Earth which is responsible for regulating research and usage related to Ancient alien technologies. Apart from regulations, they also take part in the research of the ancient technologies. Since the Archives existed United Earth had better progress extracting ancient knowledge with better organisation.
  • Chaos in Alpha Draconis and Restoration of Overlord (2112)
    Oligarchists in Alpha Draconis had been dissatisfied with the absence of Overlord for a period of time. With the old culture of Reptilians being harmed, these angry nobles stirred up chaos in the capital city, urging the restoration of Overlord.
    Without any other ways to suppress or pacify them, the Lords of the Inner Circle could only do as what these (lower) nobles asked them to (well, since their own plans were also disrupted due to the chaos).
    The exiled younger brother of the previous Overlord Betahan, Deltahan, was put to the throne. Despite being an Overlord, most actual powers were still in the hands of the Inner Circle, Deltahan was just nothing more than a puppet.
  • Zolarg Scholars Journey to United Earth (2113)
    A team of scholars from the Zolarg Empire, led by the Imperial High Scholar Abbe Amber, set off to United Earth for a study trip of human technologies.
    Scholars and scientists of the United Earth and the Zolarg Empire exchanged each other's knowledge and culture. While Zolarg scholars earned a bunch of precious knowledge which could help the technological development of the Zolarg Empire, the trip had also fostered the understanding between the United Earth and the Zolarg Empire, easing the tension since the Human Civil War a bit.
  • Insectoid Mind Network Technology (2116)
    A breakthrough in neuroscience research in the Zolarg Empire had led to an innovation - the Insectoid Mind Network, designed to foster understanding of consciousness and thinking, and enhancing advanced, direct communication and coordination of Insectoid society.
  • Cyberonic Transcendence (2119)
    A private United Earth research institute Transcendent Technology successfully prototyped Neuro-microchips (NMC), which were compatible with human neuro systems, small in size, but ten times more efficient than average human brains.
    The technology contributed to turning the futuristic cyberonic transcendence reality among humans.

Who knows what the future holds?




Hopefully the timeline looked decent and reasonable for My Colony Universe!
Thanks for reading!

Notes: not all events are 100% accurate.
GeneralWadaling
1y ago
To me @Sobeirannovaocc in a game like this, Lore is really a secondary consideration, as it's not really a story based game, and to the general player the lore is immaterial.

I was absolutely thinking of Open TTD when I wrote up my post, but it's also possible that what I am describing should just be a different game and not MC2.

There is something to be said for not changing the mechanics much and just making MC2 feel more like MC1, with added multiplayer and 3d graphics. After all, I suppose that when a player sees a game with the name My Colony, a certain style of play will be expected.

Coming up with design is tough because on one hand, you want to add a ton of new features and mechanics. On the other hand, if a game is called My Colony 2, it should probably feel a lot like the first My Colony, just improved.

So anyway, I am torn on a lot of the things we talk about here and throw around. There are things that absolutely would be cool to have in the game, but the game also need to be My Colony. So this is why I throw the ideas out here to let the community kick them around. I can always make another game with transportation logistics, and keep resource and building dynamics in MC2 similar to the original. I do want players to be able to pick up the game after playing MC1 for 4 years and still feel somewhat at home.

Anyway, this all makes my head explode, lol
bastecklein
9mo ago
Anybody is free to contribute to the story as long as it doesn't collide with what is already established in-games! I actually looked off of some of Wadaling's older Lore posts when assigning dates to the article I referenced above.
bastecklein
9mo ago
Sounds good! If I find the time, I'll definitely write some lore after brushing up on Wadaling's work!
Luker124
9mo ago
We have comic page too. Noice.👍
Just dropped a fan lore comic.
https://www.my-colony.com/viewpage.php?p=comics
GeneralWadaling
9mo ago
The fact is that the game seems to be getting pretty close to a pre-alpha phase, and I want to make some things clearer in my mind.
How much will the lore(mainly written by @GeneralWadaling - amazing writer btw) be involved inside the gameplay? I know that many people play the game because it's fun, not for the story aspect(at least not for the story of Mc1, which is woeful at best), mainly due to the lack of an overarching and easily accusable story. I think that for the game to be amazing, we'll need either a hard lean into the story,(i.e.... making most of the game about the early development of UE around mars, which could rob the game of the ability to be easily modded) or about gameplay(essentially mainly losing the canon and making new mechanics as it goes.)
I think there could be a very good middlegroud though. It'll be hard to balance, but if proportioned properly, Mc2 could be better than Mc1, and I don't say that lightly.
Luker124
7mo ago
Ok, so my take on this is that I prefer to flesh out the lore in either spin-off games or in places like the wiki on the My Colony Universe website. I think that most players are going to prefer to just have a good simulator, honestly. But then for the few who want more, people like us who are involved in the forums, putting a lot of hours into the game, etc, there is more available for those who want it.
bastecklein
7mo ago
Also @GeneralWadaling - did you have ideas regarding the different factions posted somewhere? I see you have TS, PT, NGE, AK, but I do not remember what they stand for, and I apologize if you have already posted and told me before. I am going to have a little bit of back story/lore in this game, so was looking for some information on the various factions you have proposed.

Terra Nova is also going to be similar to Civ in that you will be choosing your faction before the game starts, and each is going to have a specific color and leader (instead of using random tokens), along with a back story.

I currently have United Earth, LIS, Corporate Industries, and Galactic Freight as factions. You then implied several above with your HQ models, so I was wondering if you had info on those.

Altogether, I want 16 factions in the game(!) to accommodate the 16 player map size, without having the same faction in the game twice. Each faction will have at least 1 unique unit or structure, plus some extra modifiers.

For story, I am really going somewhat off of your Fan Lore post, before the Human Civil War era, maybe similar in time to the Deimos events. Humanity finds this nice fertile planet Terra Nova, and everyone is making a mad rush to colonize. I think a lot of the factions will be corporations, really LIS isn't even totally a thing yet. But I am sort of relating it to today, where we now have all of the private entities racing to get into space. Here will be something similar.
bastecklein
1mo ago
If you've been wondering why there hasn't been a My Colony 2 update for the last several weeks, it's because I decided to finally complete another game in the My Colony Universe that I started back in 2018 - Death 3D!

Death 3D has now finally hit v1.0.0, and with it comes the completion of the premium episode (the Pegasus), along with new map editing tools, new scripting options, gamepad control improvements, bug fixes, and more.

Finish the fight with the two new Episode 2 campaign maps that finish out the Death 3D story. First is E2M7 - The Brig. Here, you will help a fellow prisoner escape from his cell, incite a prison riot, and cause general havoc among the Galactic Freight guards and staff!


Having cleared the rest of the ship, you will finally arrive at E2M8 - The Bridge, where you will finally come face to face with the captain of the Pegasus, none other than Wurm (from Deimos fame).


If you are familiar with the Deimos trilogy story, you will know that poor Wurm has had a tough life, and in E2M8, you will finally be putting him out of his misery, all in the name of freedom for the League of Independent States!

Lore Updated

To go along with the finalization of the canon events portrayed in the Death 3D storyline, I have updated the My Colony Universe Wiki articles on Wurm and The Pegasus. If you have any interest in the My Colony Universe lore and storyline, I highly suggest checking out the articles, but keep in mind, they contain several Death 3D storyline spoilers.

What Comes Next?

I had initially envisioned Death 3D to have a third episode titled "Death on Earth," however the current game engine is not really adequate to carry out the story and gameplay that I have in mind. Therefore, at some future period, I will release a followup game called Death II - Death on Earth, with will be the flagship title for a new and far more capable First Person Shooter engine.

As for the current Death 3D game engine, it is currently also being employed for the game Dungeon Infinity, as well as another game I have been working on titled Wizards and Dungeons. I also plan to use it for one final title, which is going to be a real-time 3D adaptation of the Deimos trilogy, probably called Deimos 3D.

In the meantime though, I will be returning to work on My Colony 2, which I plan to release onto iOS this month, as well as a new turn based strategy game I am working on called Terra Nova, which will be available in beta form on my website later this month as well.

Until then, head over to Ape Web Apps or your favorite app store and check out Death 3D!

https://www.apewebapps.com/death-3d/

#death3d #deimos
bastecklein
1mo ago
I was wondering if lore could be added in, not major just background of the ancients and their relationship with the Zolarg, Humanity rise to power? I know you're a busy man so I don't need to acknowledge this. Like simple definitions on buildings to give a snippet something I could do to make me feel helpful or worth anything?
FearTheGuppy
4y ago
I haven't developed any "lore" yet exactly, but I do consider My Colony to fit in to the "universe" of a few of my other games, and that gives it some slight backstory. I have also thought of the timeline of these games and where everything fits in.

The games are Deimos, End of the Earth, Sarge, My Colony, the upcoming Death 3d, the upcoming High Noon, and the upcoming Colony Wars. If somebody wanted to play them in a chronological order, it would roughly be like this:
  1. High Noon (half)
  2. Deimos
  3. Sarge
  4. End of the Earth
  5. High Noon (half)
  6. My Colony
  7. Death 3d
  8. Colony Wars
The positioning of My Colony is not hard set, because it doesn't necessarily have a story line and can really fit in anywhere, but I put it before Death 3d because the Zolarg and the LIS are both known to United Earth by the time of Death 3d.

The basic universe centers around a future (don't know the exact year, but it is later than 2050) where all of the countries of earth have been absorbed into the United Earth, which is joint ruled between the United Earth General Assembly and the President of United Earth. There is a military wing of the United Earth called the United Earth Space Marines, among whom Sarge and his squad are heralded as legends by the citizens of earth.

Sometime before the events of Deimos, a breakaway faction calling themselves the League of Independent States decided to declare independence from United Earth. The U.E. does not yet formally recognize their independence, and they are currently in a sort of cold war, which will be going hot starting in Death 3d (to be released before christmas) and in the game Colony Wars I am currently planning, which will be a real time strategy game based on a modified My Colony engine that I hope to release next year. The basic story in Colony Wars is that U.E. and LIS go to war, and then shortly after the Zolarg invade.

Also next year will be releasing High Noon RPG which will be the final chapter in the 'Deimos' story line and takes place in both the "present" (the 'future' present) and in the 1880's, and will also shed further light on the 'Ancient Aliens' who left artifacts in My Colony.

As for the Zolarg, they gained independence from a currently unknown race many years ago, and were freed by an insectoid named Zolarg, which is what their civilization is named after, who was named Emperor after freeing his fellow insects. They will soon be launching an invasion of United Earth and the LIS in the Colony Wars game.

So that is where the story basically stands right now. It is not very fleshed out, just enough for the purpose of the games.
bastecklein
4y ago
bastecklein said:I haven't developed any "lore" yet exactly, but I do consider My Colony to fit in to the "universe" of a few of my other games, and that gives it some slight backstory. I have also thought of the timeline of these games and where everything fits in.

The games are Deimos, End of the Earth, Sarge, My Colony, the upcoming Death 3d, the upcoming High Noon, and the upcoming Colony Wars. If somebody wanted to play them in a chronological order, it would roughly be like this:
  1. High Noon (half)
  2. Deimos
  3. Sarge
  4. End of the Earth
  5. High Noon (half)
  6. My Colony
  7. Death 3d
  8. Colony Wars
The positioning of My Colony is not hard set, because it doesn't necessarily have a story line and can really fit in anywhere, but I put it before Death 3d because the Zolarg and the LIS are both known to United Earth by the time of Death 3d.

The basic universe centers around a future (don't know the exact year, but it is later than 2050) where all of the countries of earth have been absorbed into the United Earth, which is joint ruled between the United Earth General Assembly and the President of United Earth. There is a military wing of the United Earth called the United Earth Space Marines, among whom Sarge and his squad are heralded as legends by the citizens of earth.

Sometime before the events of Deimos, a breakaway faction calling themselves the League of Independent States decided to declare independence from United Earth. The U.E. does not yet formally recognize their independence, and they are currently in a sort of cold war, which will be going hot starting in Death 3d (to be released before christmas) and in the game Colony Wars I am currently planning, which will be a real time strategy game based on a modified My Colony engine that I hope to release next year. The basic story in Colony Wars is that U.E. and LIS go to war, and then shortly after the Zolarg invade.

Also next year will be releasing High Noon RPG which will be the final chapter in the 'Deimos' story line and takes place in both the "present" (the 'future' present) and in the 1880's, and will also shed further light on the 'Ancient Aliens' who left artifacts in My Colony.

As for the Zolarg, they gained independence from a currently unknown race many years ago, and were freed by an insectoid named Zolarg, which is what their civilization is named after, who was named Emperor after freeing his fellow insects. They will soon be launching an invasion of United Earth and the LIS in the Colony Wars game.

So that is where the story basically stands right now. It is not very fleshed out, just enough for the purpose of the games.


Woah woah woah woah woah woah WOAH! btw new game colony wars WOAH, will it become a thing?
FearTheGuppy
4y ago
Yes! Very interested. It will be a challenge to insert all the various factions that have already cropped up in My Colony, but it won't be dull is for sure.

Deimos is the logical choice since it all began there.
malakhglitch
3y ago
1. Yes 2. I think the community would be glad to 3. Yes 4. Name it the my colony universe since my colony is the most popular game in the universe.
bkudaimi
3y ago
2)
The colonization of the planets and moons in the SOL - system weren't enough to sustain the population but humanity wasn't enough technologically advanced to reach new solar systems.

On the moon of planet earth people discovered while driling for ice an undergroundcity of an ancient alien species. No one knows where they went and even if they are still alive but with the technology they left humankind were able to reach every other planet in the current galaxy.

The lack of professional people and the always growing population forced the government to have even the average human to take control over planets. They were sent away with 2 workers, 2500 money units and a rover.

Humanity would have a bright future if it weren't for the uneven payroll shares for countries on the planet earth which lead to small wars which then turned into bigger ones until third world war occurred.

After many years the US government decided to annex the enemy territory under the name: United Earth. Many other nations decided to also join the U.E. for payroll benefits until the rest of the nations joined them because of the fear that U.E. will forcefully claim their country.

People around the galaxy have acknowledge the changes with different political views. Many planet owners see the U.E. as a necessary way for humankind to develop even further while some decided to be part of the League of Independent Nations because they see them as a threat for freedom or simply out of revenge for their past nation.

The U.E. saw the L.I.S. not as a threat but weren't able to reclaim the planets since the current war space ships weren't able to get over the planetary defence system which got spread all over the galaxy (but were mainly for shooting asteroid) until both fraction have discovered an ancient weapon which were able to destroy planets through forcing the stars to create a supernova (which have people around the galaxy create the theory that this weapon is the reason why the ancients are no more)

Both fraction mostly ignore each other while sometimes small conflict happens like shooting down of colonization space ships but many people think that the destruction of a solar system will lead to a war between both. (Until one point a U.E. system were destroyed by a super nova (naturally but they don't know about that and think L.I.S. is responsible for that) and decided to declare war on L.I.S. )

=> This could show how humanity killed themselves off as ancients (when they automate this weapon to kill off every advanced civilization which belongs to the other fraction and only colonization spaceships in space were left to unite to a planet again (=earth) while the were left with almost no resources. knowledge and understanding of society were lost in all those years of rebuilding and brutal leaderships


For the zolargs there is not much too say except for the years of slavery, the years of discovering the technology (the reptilian left behind) to leave their basic lifestyle behind (maybe worth to mention that reptilian may were more powerful but the zolargs breed faster which is why they had more manpower) and the hate towards other species since they don't have any other species on their planet ((=isolation) except for the reptilians in the past)

Why zolargs could go for a war even after a short peacefully time:
Their people are getting told that history will repeat themself if they don't stop humankind from spreading (=seeing them as a danger which is easily achieved because of the countless years of isolation between other species)


Hopefully the reptilian have a despotism likely form of government (to compete with the democracy for humans and communism (likely) for zolarg and) to explain their aggressive behaviour (If they are so evil)

4)
Maybe for each species another name for the galaxy to show their cultural differences
BugFurries
3y ago
do you are a history teacher ? because it is a very good history and logique bugfurries
MaroutoutMars1
3y ago
MaroutoutMars1 said:do you are a history teacher ? because it is a very good history and logique


No but thanks
BugFurries
3y ago
I might have a go at what might be an ancient story
FearTheGuppy
3y ago
or a game where you play at the begin of the history name "deimos the history/origine" in the same principe of star craft where you begin in the 'stone age' of the history and finish when you unifie all nation and race to the same banner
MaroutoutMars1
3y ago
What makes a colonist choose where to live ?

Because I built one of the 3000-unit apartment towers with 6 investment banks (500 employees) around it.

But the colonists frequently choose to live 20+ squares away :(

In the tower description it says "not the greatest place to live, but houses lots of people cheaply".

Should I read into this, or is it just lore ? Do colonists prefer smaller units ?

If so, I will raze all smaller units and make them all equal towers.

I just want to understand what housing decisions are based on.
ModeratelyHuge
3y ago
Today I am publishing the v0.76.0 build of My Colony to all platforms. I was traveling all of last week, and due to the holiday I will be with family for the remainder of this week (U.S. Thanksgiving), so I was not able to spend much time on this release or really dig deep into the code. There were a couple of easy fixes that I wanted to get in there before the holiday though, as well as a little more content. So here is the rundown.

Firstly, the issue where Federation ballots were duplicated should now be fixed. Also, there was a bug where several money-related achievements were not posting. These should be working now. Also, and I have not been able to test this, but now when a colony has been disconnected from the server due to inactivity, it should now automatically register a new charter code when the player comes back online, with no further action required of the player. I have also implemented several fixes on the server side which caused stats not to be updating. Finally, any bug that caused a stack-trace exception to be reported to the error tracker has been addressed.

Beyond those fixes, I have added new content, primarily to the Zolarg.

Zolarg have two new techs to unlock now, Insectoid Oil Production and Mystic Uranium Generation. These techs unlock new structures, including the Petropit, the Petrocone, and the Unholy Uranium Generator. These additions are moving the Zolarg closer to being able to build Starships, which will be necessary for the Federation content I plan on adding soon.

The Reptilians get an upgraded capitol building called the Chamber of our Fathers, which also doubles as their very first Research producing building, so Reptilians are soon going to be getting a tech tree. Of course, and as with other things Reptilian, it will be a bit different than the other two races. Things are going to start getting crazy for the Reptilians, and you will even be seeing some My Colony lore emerge about the link between the Reptilians and the Ancient Aliens who are an underpinning presence across a lot of the game.

So that is about it for today. There is a lot more to come on all fronts, I just did not have a lot of time to do work over the last week and over the coming days, although I still wanted to get some fixes for My Colony pushed out. So stay tuned, and thanks for playing!
bastecklein
2y ago
This idea is mainly here to solve the independence issue that zolarg have when they absolutely have to declare independence to progress through the game. I don't think it's fair that an insectoid commonwealth can't grow because all of it's underlings have to leave in order to grow further. I also don't think it's fair that if we like the cw we're in, we have to still leave that cw to grow further.

So here is my solution:

Two different outcomes would befall the zolarg. They can either declare independence and go down the black majic route, or stay on-board with their colony and go the second route(eternal servitude), using other forms of technology, but still getting some of the same advanced technology that you would otherwise get from independence. Both outcomes will lead to the same end of the tech tree, but they will use different methods to reach the end-game. Those that go down the eternal servitude route will eventually be able to attain independence in end-game, but that independence will costly greatly more than the normal independence, and they will also eventually be able to access unholy tech. The same applies to the unholy path, they'll eventually gain access to the second path's tech. But the purpose of this is to keep to the lore of Zolarg not allowing unholy tech by giving colonies that wish to stay dependent a unique tech of their own, and then eventually giving them access to everything.

Bast can do anything with this and add whatever tech he wants for the second path. However, I can't give an incomplete idea, that's just not my style, so I've provided samples below.


Techs:

Eternal servitude: Congratulations, you have swore an oath of unending servitude to your commonwealth. You will serve them forever, never to declare independence. Because of this, you will never be allowed to access unholy technologies. However, your commonwealth has blessed you with a wealth of new technology that is only legal for eternal servants to use.

When unlocking this tech, the option to declare independence disappears until you unlock the next tech below or until your contract is rescinded.

Brute force Independence: You can expect an all out war with your commonwealth should you decide to force your way to independence after swearing your eternal oath. This will be a very expensive endeavor, but freedom is priceless. requires starships, civic, money, research, food, water, and a certain number of colonists will need to be sacrificed in the war effort.

This tech allows colonies that wish to follow the eternal servant path to declare independence in end-game, but is much more costly to purchase than regular independence.


Sample techs:

Organic/living technology: Zolarg are able to take the alien's research into genetic engineering to the next level, developing organic resources, and eventually organic mega-structures and starships. Organic buildings repair themselves as they get the resources they need, but wither away if they can't get the resources they need. Organic technology would allow zolarg to do more things with the organic resources(sugar, food, water, wood, charcoal, oil, paste, plastic, cloth) that they have instead of working with non-organic resources like ore, gold, uranium, relics, arts, aluminum, diamonds, or antanium. Those organic resources can further be used to build more advanced buildings in place of non-organic buildings.

Holy technology: The next option is to give Zolarg tech that uses the opposite kind of energy to antaura, Zolaura(bast can name it whatever). This resource is also untradeable and does wonders of it's own, but it different ways. It can be used to produce power, but it can also enhance most production buildings as well. However, I wouldn't just renamed and recolor all of the existing unholy buildings and call them holy buildings, the tech should give dependent insectoids unique advantages over independent insectoids. Perhapse zolaura's core mine digs up crystalline in place of diamonds, allowing for crystalline to be automated, or perhaps zolaura gains access to wood and charcoal generators instead of oil and uranium generators. Holy power spires should definately perform the same as unholy spires, and in end-game, insectoids should get a building that cancels out antaura with zolaura to produce massive amounts of power.

Amorphus
2y ago
This sounds absolutely awesome! However, I had an idea, what if Independent State was a colony of a superpower on Earth who refused to give in to united Earth and fought a horrible war, and Independent State wants to carry on it's legacy of freedom and justice and want to liberate themselves and other nations from the tyranny of UE rule?
MainahMan365
1y ago
Where does the galactic emperor fit into this universe?
username
1y ago
For the last few weeks I have been working on a brand new project, which is why things have been slower than normal on the My Colony front. Now that I have a lot of the base engine work done, I will have more time to get My Colony updated, but today I wanted to share a sneak preview of a new game I have started that will be coming out sometime this year.


This game is being built from a modified/improved version of the Death 3d engine, but with additions such as NPC/character interactions and dialog and a "continuous world" model with no level breaks or loading screens. I have also created a procedural dungeon generator for the game to help me create more content, and I might make some "making of" type videos as I progress in the project.

I am designing this game somewhat as an RPG. There is a main storyline, but also side quests you can do, and the game is going to be filled with a ton of story and lore. This is my first game where I actually wrote down the backstory before hand so that I can have a somewhat cohesive world history and character development.

I am also going to be recording a ton of dialog for the game. I have already recorded around 100 clips and I'm still at the beginning stages of the game. And if anybody in the community is interested in lending their voice to the game, you can let me know. I'd love to have more voice actors than just myself and my wife!

The game will feature multiple towns connected by an over-world and tons of dungeons and caves to explore with secrets everywhere. I am using the game Morrowind as an inspiration, although obviously I am just one guy so it wont be as big as that game, lol. I probably am not going to have a lot of stat and inventory management in the game, more like story+quests+action+somewhat open world.

Most games I make I just create a small concept and then release them, and then develop them further based on user feedback. On this one I plan to make the entire game before releasing. I plan to release to Desktop (including Steam), Ape Web Apps/Ape Launcher and Android. Maybe iOS, depending on how it turns out. Game will be paid/premium only on all platforms except for Web, which will allow you to play the first few dungeons for free without requiring premium. I don't plan on having any advertising at all, or micro-transactions of any sort. Mobile advertising is basically dead at this point, and in June it is going away from the Windows Store completely, so I am no longer going to be using the advertising business model for any new projects.

So that's what I've been working on. Stay tuned for more info/details!
bastecklein
1y ago
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