X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

From Earth: A More Subtle Take on Figuring out an Alien Civilization

by Stirling Matheson
Advertisement

Normally, in games, alien cultures seem to be designed to be convenient, rather than plausible. Why is it that everybody but Hutts and Wookiees speaks English, regardless of the planet of origin or species. Here on Earth (only one planet) we have only one species using language (that we know of) and we have 6,909 living languages. It seems unlikely that a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away hundreds of planets somehow would all agree on one language. That, of course, only scratches the surface of how difficult it would be to deal with an alien culture.

from_earthzoom in

From Earth is a noble attempt to make a game out of those sorts of problems. Players take to role of a crash-landed explorer on an alien planet. They can try to decipher the alien language, observe them using their own technology to learn how, or just kill ’em all with a big stick and then try to escape from your pile of corpses without any help. I think it’s an interesting premise, and I’d love to give it a go, so I just voted “yes” on Steam Greenlight, and you should too.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Incredibles 2 and Superheroes

Incredibles 2 and Superheroes

Making a Knife from Underwear

Making a Knife from Underwear

Brutal East

Brutal East

Advertisement
Should I Invest in AAPL, AMZN, or ACP (Air-cooled Porsche)?

Should I Invest in AAPL, AMZN, or ACP (Air-cooled Porsche)?

Rezvani Tank Military Edition SUV Offers More Security and Power

Rezvani Tank Military Edition SUV Offers More Security and Power

Meet Thor and Väder: The Final Edition Koenigsegg Agera RS

Meet Thor and Väder: The Final Edition Koenigsegg Agera RS