Gaming Your Way

May contain nuts.

Meanwhile at the other side of the screen ...

So what was his task again? Playing tetris with parts of the station that was meant to be built on Calisto?

What the heck.

Anyway it seems easy enough.

"No worries," they told him. "this is just a simulation right now."

"See, each of the modules has one, two, three or four air locks. The problem is that they can't be moved on their own. So all you have to do is to make sure that there are no unused airlocks. Once you have a closed set of modules, they can be filled with air and moved away from the landing site."

"Erm ... yes?"

"Yes, the orbiter is releasing new modules in a set interval, so obviously the landingsite would become a junkyard if we don't move away the modules fast enough. That's why we have this terminal, you coordinate the dropping position and make sure they connect to closed stations, before the buffer space is filled up. You can even swap parts of unfinished stations in order to build bigger ones - bigger stations are easier to move, so you'll get a higher scoring."

"OK. What is this other mode? It reads Action mode and Story mode?"

"oh, yes, easy ... Action mode is the test mode, you simply keep going until the buffer space is full, the release rate gets higher every stage. Story mode ... well that is the real deal. You're going to bring the station down to Calisto's differnt landing sites, there are different tasks waiting for you, ie. build a station with a specific size, or fill the all the empty space on a landing site - we'll give you instructions along the way."

"K. I think I get that."

"Fine, see you in the orbit then, Commander."

... That's what Calisto Eclipse is all about.


Comments (3) -

  • Jeff

    1/12/2009 10:49:18 PM |

    That's sounds exactly like what the original Atari Corp would have written in the manual if they had a 2600 version of Tetris. Obviously I don't know the game you are really referring to (maybe it is Tetris), but nice work any how!

  • nGFX

    1/13/2009 10:39:09 AM |

    :) it's a description of Calisto Eclipse (the game I'm working on right now) ...


  • Jeff Fulton

    1/13/2009 5:03:00 PM |

    I figured that out after treading through some older posts. Anyway, it is a very creative description. Nice work. I can't wait to see the X++ visuals you create.

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