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Antarctica v9 [I, Gp, Gr]

Postby e_i_pi on Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:46 am

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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:57 am

thats not really antarctica...

but i guess it looks cool. ish
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:00 am

Why 2060? It seems to me that the borders are done using geographical and political borders that exist today, in 2008. I'd much rather see "Antarctica" than "Antarctica 2060."
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby e_i_pi on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:13 am

whitestazn88 wrote:thats not really antarctica...

but i guess it looks cool. ish


It's Antartica without the ice. Doesn't account for sea level rises though.

ZeakCytho wrote:Why 2060? It seems to me that the borders are done using geographical and political borders that exist today, in 2008. I'd much rather see "Antarctica" than "Antarctica 2060."


Wikipedia wrote:The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by twelve countries; to date, forty-six countries have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone.


There has to be some sort of premise for fighting there. I'm working on version 2, where there will be a unique gameplay element that will further support it being time-based.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby InkL0sed on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:18 am

Wow, this looks really nice.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby foregone on Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:23 am

I'd really like to see this develop. The premise resonates with me for some unknown reason and the graphics look like they could come out really nicely.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby Androidz on Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:59 pm

Good map but.



What when we reach 2060 and it isint like that?? I dont think this will happen in 50years sorry. Try makeing a bigger diffrence.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:39 pm

oh, it looked kinda like pangea to me... with the whole long part that looks like south america
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby ZeakCytho on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:40 pm

e_i_pi wrote:
ZeakCytho wrote:Why 2060? It seems to me that the borders are done using geographical and political borders that exist today, in 2008. I'd much rather see "Antarctica" than "Antarctica 2060."


Wikipedia wrote:The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by twelve countries; to date, forty-six countries have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone.


There has to be some sort of premise for fighting there. I'm working on version 2, where there will be a unique gameplay element that will further support it being time-based.


I was unaware of that treaty, thanks for the info. But I'm not sure I agree with your argument - does there really need to be a reason for fighting? Is there a reason for fighting on a Chinese Checkers or Crossword board? And what exactly is 8 thoughts, anyway? From a more geographical standpoint, maps such as NYC or San Francisco really don't have a militant premise behind them. I don't think it's a major problem that in reality there is no military presence in Antarctica. Plus, what happens to the map concept if the treaty gets renewed in 2059?
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby The Viking on Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:22 pm

If this is 2060 and the nations of the world have decided to colonize antarctica, I say make some fun names.
Like, I don't know, Robot Island or something :D
Bad example but you get the idea.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby e_i_pi on Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:06 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:Plus, what happens to the map concept if the treaty gets renewed in 2059?


Ask me that in 2059.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby whitestazn88 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:32 pm

i figure its gonna be a desert by 2060... so you should incorporate that
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby Juan_Bottom on Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:38 pm

You are using some of the original colony nicknales aye? Norwegian?
Anyway, the other way to take it is to us the UN for your name choices. Use names/ words from these nations. Today's world powers would be the colonizing countries, so..

United States, England, France, Russia, and China
Though maybe you could sneek a Japanese, or Saudi name in there too.
I just think that using names from these nations would resonate better with your concept story.
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Re: Antarctica 2060 v1

Postby e_i_pi on Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:55 am

I was thinking more along the lines of the ships being from nations, so you would have your colonial interests in there such as USA, Russia, Norway, etc. I'll probably end up renaming this. The main reason for it being set in the near future is that this is a map of Antarctic land masses, without the ice. Antarctica with ice is just kind of blobby with some mountains - not too fun. Though I saw a scrap-heaped idea of using Antarctic research stations as territories, which sounded cool, but I wanted to go with my own idea, and I think the Antarctica no ice shape is nice. A long peninsula, islands, isthmus, and 4 clearly defined continents in the bulk part.
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Re: Antarctica Colonies v1

Postby Juan_Bottom on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:45 pm

e_i_pi wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of the ships being from nations, so you would have your colonial interests in there such as USA, Russia, Norway, etc.

?????
I don't know what you ment by this. But I still say today's most powerful nations would have competing interests in your Antartica, and would be naming their stkes in their native languages. Are there going to be ships?

I'm digging the pretty blues. And the small 'continents.' Very noob friendly map.
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