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Zero-K story: Behind the scenes

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MYrankAdminKingRaptor
3 years ago

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Thanks to an intrepid inside source, we have access to previously-secret footage of the Zero-K developer team discussing the game's story. Enjoy :)


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AUrankShraka
3 years ago
Psht, you guys are soft. My understanding of the back story was that humans not only no longer exist but they were so far in the distant past that they are reduced to the stuff of legend. And my proposed method of getting around the galaxy was to literally crush stars and exhaust them of power to move on to the next star system - leaving a trail of dead star systems in your wake. The sole purpose of the robots being to destroy the entire galaxy for no other reason than because they were told to.

... Yes, by my understanding / version of the back story, the chickens are the good guys. :P
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RUrankkmar
3 years ago
So is this video based on a true scene?
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DErankTheEloIsALie
3 years ago
Pretty epic what you did there :D

However, how would you want a story full of humans if... there's no humans in the game? Like, at all?
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RUrankkmar
3 years ago
Cloning?
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DErankTheEloIsALie
3 years ago
No i mean in the actual game there's absolutely no human to be found. How would you want to tell a story with humans without actually showing humans?
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AUrankShraka
3 years ago
I'm with MauranKilom. The closest that makes sense to me is ex-humans uploaded into machines - which are just machines programmed to mimic a specific human if you think about it.
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CZrankAdminLicho
3 years ago
Who said there are no humans! Humans are inside commanders
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DErankTheEloIsALie
3 years ago
But then... they... die??
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ROrankRed_Lemon
3 years ago
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But then... they... die??


this is probably why you cannot build more.

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Pretty epic what you did there :D

However, how would you want a story full of humans if... there's no humans in the game? Like, at all?


in a galaxy where the last organics are the chickens, who are fighting s desperate battle for survival against the robot swarms a rather improbable event happens, a race of space-faring warriors composed entirely of hermaphroditic (but female looking) lesbian space pirates arrives, with no leader, no means to go back, and no desire to be good… they immediately turn on each other and in the fighting the ships that brought them there are destroyed so they have no choice but to take control of the “local” forces and so…10.000 years later only 2 factions remain, the swarms of The One who believe the best… leadership… is an iron fist who holds the whip of command and the fractious but ever multiplying Meck Conglomerates who battle for the belief that all things are better done as a in as big a group as possible, leadership included.

Now zero-k still has a post-apocalyptic world with no humanity, but it has (pirate) space-lesbians that people can relate to, allow for most forms of fanfiction, and a line of Japanese erotic visual novels.

is it better now?

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RUrankkmar
3 years ago
So if you rez a com... you rez the human too? why can't you rez a dino army as free dirbag's?
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NLrankMrPingu
3 years ago
Commanders ofcourse have a semi indestructable cockpit! They are just lieibg arround hoping to be saved. Humans are far too scarce to die!
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PLrankRafalpluk
3 years ago
(edited 3 years ago)

No, the human doesn't die. He stays alive in a life support capsule inside the com wreck and only dies if you reclaim it.
Edit: Ninjaed.
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MYrankAdminxponen
3 years ago
"Church of Singularity".. lol so true. I just watch a documentary about Kurzweil, he wanted to upload his mind into computer.


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DErankTheEloIsALie
3 years ago
Aaaand... what happens when you reclaim them? We're headed towards reassembly of humans again...
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GBrankAdminSaktoth
3 years ago
(edited 3 years ago)


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The addition of a final human as the protagonist was actually a concession to Licho. Originally it was just robots fighting robots until the heat death of the universe. And literally consuming stars with their exponential growth (you can make a Starlight in half an hour, imagine what you could do with a week!).

Personally I like the 'last human' conceit, it makes the protagonist important and opens up more avenues for transhumanist exploration: Whether you resurrect humanity, go on a huge power trip and become empress of the universe, become a machine yourself, etc. It doesn't have the purity and pathos of robots fighting robots for no reason but it works as a storyline.
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RUrankkmar
3 years ago
how come rezzing enemy coms makes pilot friendly?
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ROrankRed_Lemon
3 years ago
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how come rezzing enemy coms makes pilot friendly?


It does not, you just repair the mechanical parts ant take control of them, the “human” is sill inside and is forced to watch helplessly as you use his suit against his own forces that he still commands from within using a secured channel, also when you reclaim the “suit” the (tiny by comparison) command pod is left behind hidden by a perfect cloaking device (that cannot be scaled up to be used for battle units)
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MYrankAdminKingRaptor
3 years ago

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RUrankkmar
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So is this video based on a true scene?

Some of the lines in the video are actual quotes, or fairly accurate descriptions of their respective positions. Others are, well, caricatures of Licho's views (or Licho's views on Saktoth's views). :D
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DErankTheEloIsALie
3 years ago
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his own forces that he still commands from within using a secured channel


Then straight up killing him would win the battle instantly.
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