Galactopticon is a single-player sci-fi comedy FPS starring a gang of hard-boiled interstellar pirates. The epic storyline will be supported by gameplay elements such as ironsight aiming and an RPG-style branching dialogue system.

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N3mix Mar 17 2011 buried:


Looks like earth. :X

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goirdin Mar 17 2011 replied:

Anything with land, water and atmosphere will look like Earth. And I'm pretty sure Earth doesn't have rings xD

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D3@DM4N Nov 13 2011 replied:

actually it is INCREDIBLY RARE to have a Goldilocks condition planet with rings.

Usually during the planets formation it definately can have rings, but after that either the rings dissipate (due to not enough material to form a moon where the material falls back into the planet, OR it does create a moon.) Yet all of this happens long before life begins to form on the planet.

And actually at that to, its rare for terrestrial planets to have any moons at all. Earths moon is actually a strange sort of anomaly. (Plutos moon Charon isn't actually a moon) and Those things around Mars are not actually moons either...

Just saying, kinda bugs me when i see a rocky planet with "rings"

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Vcc2cc Mar 17 2011 replied:

I think it's a fad to bury the first post now-a-days.

Double checking.... "It looks like Earth"

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KarimIO Mar 17 2011 says:

I can see my house from here.

Seriously, good job! Looks amazing. One thing: are the rings individually modelled or textured?

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Uberslug Mar 17 2011 replied:

The rings are simply an alpha-mapped plane. ;)

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sasasa Mar 17 2011 says:

Can i fly around it?

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Uberslug Mar 17 2011 replied:

Probably not. This is just a render, but you will be able to fight the British empire on it!

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thefoofighter Mar 17 2011 replied:

Well then that makes it all worthwhile :P

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DAB9595 Mar 17 2011 says:

maybe the rings is just trash, we just ran out of places to put it.

Great job though

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Armageddon104 Mar 17 2011 says:

So is this in-game? Because it's sexy. Also will there be free roaming planet traveling or is this just for load screens?

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zonbie Mar 17 2011 says:

no moon = no tides = no surf = very ******* strange

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Gradius Mar 17 2011 replied:

Who says it doesnt have any moons? Far too close to tell.

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Jaanus Mar 17 2011 replied:

You need waves to surf, not tides.

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-muffin- Mar 17 2011 says:

looks very good!

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verdprudii Mar 17 2011 says:

I like it, but I feel there should be a large desert in the center of that landmass.
EDIT: Didn't see the desert hidden by the ring, complaint withdrawn.

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jackar Mar 18 2011 says:

rings around earth ? and remember there i never complete dark behind planet but great pic

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TheVman Mar 18 2011 replied:

Because earth has one massive continent that almost covers half the planet, right?

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Killi101 Mar 20 2011 replied:

it did..once upon atime...

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argenis2 Mar 19 2011 says:

hey with technology in two centuries anything is possible, mabe noth America was getting tired? lol

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predcon Mar 19 2011 says:

The rings could be automated defense machines, like nanite clouds, that double as weather control satellites to generate tides and such. In an emergency, the nanite clouds that form the rings spread out to form a defensive grid/net around the planet, and then coalesce back into rings to allow for normal traffic.

I'm not suggesting content for the game, just a solution for everyone complaining about "rings around an Earth-like planet".

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cm_kruger Mar 20 2011 says:

On a bit of a tangent, Phil Plait wrote a interesting article a while back about Earth with rings:

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Uberslug Mar 21 2011 replied:

What an interesting read! Thanks!

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