Explore, trade, and battle in blockchain space! Orbiter 8 is a casual game
designed by Partavate Studios
to run as a dapp on the Ethereum blockchain network. Orbiter 8 focuses on
the following features:
Blockchain Centric World -
Where many games seek to touch the blockchain lightly,
Orbiter 8’s core gameplay runs directly on the Ethereum blockchain. Standing out
from the more common casino and trading card dapps, Orbiter 8 is a turn-based game
played at a casual pace in a massively multiplayer near-future gameworld.
Simple and Stylish UI -
Orbiter 8 will be easy to learn and challenging
to master. Orbiter 8’s interface is designed to be lightweight,
accessible, and visually compelling. The HTML-based game client will run in
most Web browsers with modest hardware requirements.
Casual Gameplay -
The opposite of a twitch game, players will thoughtfully
consider each option before commiting their next turn to the network.
In Orbiter 8, gamers will fly to distant stars, trade, battle, and build empires
at a pace that might feel something like a game of chess.
We are producing four public demos on our path to
completing an MVP for Orbiter 8.
It is the year 2140, just a little more than a century after humans
began off-world colonization, and civilization has spread to encompass
the whole of the solar system. Expansion began with a brutal space race,
and the first colony on Mars had it rough. They lacked the technology,
resources, and experience to adapt to the rapid and destructive changes
in gravity and radiation that caused their bones to crumble and their
muscles to weaken. But while the first generation suffered, the second
and third adapted faster than even the most optimistic 21st century elder
could have ever predicted.
As soon as we found ways to exploit the natural resources available in
space, we expanded our colonies to Earth’s own moon and the moons of Jupiter,
then Venus and the larger asteroids. As genetic engineering advanced to the
stage where we could take control of our evolution and proactively create
bodies that were better adapted to the harsh environment of space and the
physical challenges of interplanetary travel, humanity was not just surviving
in space; we were thriving.
As the initial surge of colonization faded into decades of vicious trade wars,
progress slowed, then stalled. This time became known as The Great Regrettion,
tied to the lingering feeling of regret that we couldn’t quite articulate.
Human expansion wouldn’t burst again until the next great “land rush” in the
early 2090’s when a new line of gravity assist ships, known as "Orbiters",
opened new trade routes to the outer worlds. Thanks to the Orbiter ships, the
human frontier pushed further outward, all the way to the edge of the solar
system. But that was as far as we could go.
Yet again, it seemed that another plateau was reached. We worried that a second
Regrettion was imminent and that maybe we were just too fragile to expand past
the barrier of our sun, which, after all, provides all the energy that sustains
every form of life we know. Leaving our planet was the tiniest of steps compared
with leaving our sun. Once again it seemed that there were no new worlds to
explore and no new empires to build. That is no longer true today.
In just the last few decades, we’ve seen rapid improvements in Obiter technology,
drastically reducing travel times between planets. This technology recently
crossed a whole new threshold with the successful interstellar test of the Orbiter
8 spacecraft. We are no longer confined to our solar system, the whole of the galaxy
now awaits our arrival. The first line of interstellar Orbiters are being assembled
right now and will be on sale soon. Liberta Galactica!