“The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories.”
Mary Catherine Bateson
It is perhaps an understatement of galactic proportions to say that here on Tau Station, we love story. We all have a love of reading, of good fantasy and sci fi. Most of us are also storytellers in our own right, be it through the visual medium, that of words, games, or the lost art of holo-weaving.
It is with no small amount of pride, therefore, that we react to moments of our own Citizens and players picking up the figurative holo-quill and creating their own stories!
Today we’re showcasing one such fantastic event, Unofficial Tau Station Short Story Contest!
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Saying goodbye is never easy, but in 3 days I will disembark from our beloved space station. After nearly 13 awesome cycles with all of you, team and Citizens, my journey has come to end. I am sad, but at the same time very grateful and full of love. Knowing about the upcoming features and awesome (not only nice!) UI upgrade, I see a bright future for Tau Station.
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As we highlight the many important aspects that make Tau Station the innovative game it is, our Community comes to the forefront of our minds. You, our Tau Station Community, have made the team smile from the beginning, with your support, patience, and little acts of kindness towards new players! Your welcoming culture means newcomers not only get helpful advice from veterans in the in-game chat, but it’s also become a tradition to send “welcome gifts” when we moved from Closed to Open Alpha status!Continue reading "A Community From Outer Space!"
Welcome to our fourth presentation of “Meet the Crew”, in which we introduce you to the teams behind Tau Station. You already met the narrative, tech and audiovisual teams. Let’s continue our tour by shining a spotlight on four team members dedicated to supporting Tau Station – from assisting our space-loving Community, to undertaking organizational work in the background, and even designing the game itself!
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København is one of the first stations most Citizens encounter in their interstellar journey, one that helps set the tone of the universe. Having found the perfect collectible for Tau Station, it’s now time to find the item that perfectly captures your own experience in København! As with the previous challenge, you will be creating a description. The resulting collectible will be carried by all Citizens.
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Hear ye, hear ye, Citizens: the crew has a big announcement for you today, a request to share your imaginative ideas with us!
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For many members of our beloved Community, as well as some of the Tau Station team, right now is holiday season! Shuttles have been dispatched and orbital vacation facilities have been booked (always while maintaining the appropriate social distancing and safety requirements)!
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These days, we see the planet is far smaller than before. We all need to take care of each other, therefore we share some useful information from the World Health Organisation, as well as special gift to share some joy and escape with all of you, no matter where you’re living. It’s one world, take care everyone!
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Just 200 segments ago, the Citizen Council met with the Tau Station team. Today, we would love to share what has been discussed in our first video meeting with your newly elected representatives.
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The Tau Station team is currently designing and implementing a number of improvements for the combat interface. Our work on interactive combat, however, also requires a number of UI design enhancements and additions. Before, however, we can give you a good glimpse of our plans and iterations, we have a special task for all you Citizens!
Continue reading "New Combat Outcome Screens: Tell us what you think!"