Here’s my first attempt at a video game plot. I just threw the first idea that came into my head and decided to give it a try.
“Another World”, “No man’s sky”, “Flashback” and “StarCraft”
Goal of the game?
Find means of escape and find the nearest possible civilization (That’s all you can think about at the moment)
Who is the protagonist?
A marooned political prisoner sent to a remote planet with very few supplies to work with as punishment for “Undermining the colony’s survival” and “Spreading misinformation”.
What is the setting?
A strange seemingly uninhabited planet
What is the threat?
Unknown hazards like the various fauna and fungi that exist on the planet, along with hostile beings that do not take kindly to your visit.
In the far future, the human race was able to expand to the far reaches of the universe and inhabit several planets in the process due to several technological advancements, such as faster than light travel and cryostasis.
There was an incentive to colonize other planets due to dwindling resources on planet earth, and so the human race pushed these developments as soon as they could to make it a reality.
It was a long and arduous process that took a few decades, but in the end they were successful in their attempt to colonize these planets and their population grew as time went on.
To maintain some semblance of law and order, they formed a government to help maintain the colonies and ensure a stable society on the new fringe worlds.
This government consists of leaders and representatives and wealthy individuals from the different colonies they control, along with a magistrate in charge of making the final decisions.
The new government was later known as the “Council of Unified Colonies”
After some time however, it seems that the old adage “Power corrupts” became more and more of a reality, as the ruling class began enriching themselves on the backs of the colonists and stepping on their basic human rights.
To quell any rebellion, the government saw fit to draft policies to “Protect the colonies” from “Fake news” and “Fringe and extremist groups that want to undermine the survival of the colonies”
As a result, the ruling class became more and more powerful while the rest of the colonists lived in fear under the watchful eye of the ever more powerful and omnipresent “CUC”.
Imagine seeing cameras everywhere, screen monitors letting us know that the “CUC” is watching us and “Everyone must do their part for our survival and prosperity”
- The personal diary of “Zack Lawrence”
My name is Zack Lawrence and I’m a colonist on the ‘Enigma’ station, one of the many colonies under the control of the ‘CUC’ and I’m currently in a detainment unit for quote on quote ‘Spreading misinformation’ and ‘Undermining the survival of the colony’
I remember when I stood trial for the “crime” that I had committed, they told me that they are planning to send me to a remote planet that is seemingly uninhabited with very little food supply and a plasma gun with very few energy cells, as part of their final verdict.
“Count your lucky stars that we’re actually providing you with the means to survive at all, some of us think that you don’t even deserve this small bit of leniency, however, the CUC are not some horrible monsters and we recognize that sending you empty-handed will be a cruel and unusual punishment, and so we’ve decided to test your mettle in a test of survival; It will also serve as a good lesson for you: That the CUC is merciful and willing to give you a second chance to redeem yourself.”
said the CUC’s appointed judge before later calling for the armed escort to take me to my detainment unit to face my punishment later.
In a few hours they will lock me in one of those escape pods and it will probably be the last time that I can call the “Enigma Station” home.
As I’m being escorted to the escape pod by four heavily armed and angry looking marines, I keep thinking about my life’s decisions and whether or not I will be able to survive this g**forsaken planet.
Will I ever see my friends and family ever again?
What will I do once I land on the planet?
Looks like I have no choice but to face my punishment. Hope everything goes well and that I will be able to come back.
No turning back now…
This is an image I picked from google images as a visual reference to the kind of story I want to create. I do not take credit for this image whatsoever and shout out to the person who made it.