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Summary: Long ago, the galaxy had known peace. Paradise was ruled with the hand of science, and the hand was that of the galactic governing body known as the Core. Ironically, it was the Core's ultimate victory, the victory over death itself, that brought about the downfall of its paradise and started the war that would decimate a million worlds. The immortality process, known as "patterning," involved the electronic duplication of brain matrices, allowing the transfer of consciousness into durable machines. Effectively it meant immortality, and the Core decreed the process mandatory for all citizens in order to ensure their safety. However, there were many citizens unwilling to toss aside their bodies so casually, many indeed who regarded patterning as an atrocity. They fled to the outer edges of the galaxy, forming a resistance movement that became known as the Arm. War began, though it was never officially declared by either side. The Arm developed high-powered combat suits for its armies, while the Core transferred the minds of its soldiers directly into similarly deadly machines. The Core duplicated its finest warriors thousands of times over. The Arm countered with a massive cloning program. The war raged on for more than 4,000 years, consuming the resources of an entire galaxy and leaving it a scorched wasteland. [Cavedog Entertainment]
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Rating: T
Developer: Cavedog Entertainment
Genre(s): Strategy, Real-Time, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, General
Number of Players:1-10 Players
ESRB Descriptors:Animated Violence
Cast Credit
Ron Gilbert Producer
Jeff Petkau Programmer
Brian W. Brown Programmer
Jon Mavor Programmer
Frank Bry Sound Effects
Frank Bry Sound Effects
Dave Grossman Writer
Dave Grossman Writer
John Lowrie Narrator
John Lowrie Voice: Narrator
Jeremy Soule Music Composer
Jeremy Soule Music Composer
Chris Taylor Designer
Chris Taylor Programmer
Clayton Kauzlaric Lead Artist
Chris Taylor Programmer
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