The Missions of Tau Station

I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself.

Mark Twain

One of the core pillars of Tau Station are its missions. They are the main medium by which you can experience the many stories of our galaxy, how we introduce you to its denizens and engage you with their struggles, their passions, fears, their loves and laughs. Our missions weave throughout the systems and their stations, tying in themes and genres while guiding you through each narrative. 

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Kickstarter Special: Mission Co-Creation

Are you a curious and inventive adventurer? Would you like to create a story of your own within the Tau Station universe? If you back us on our Mission Designer tier on Kickstarter, you’ll be able to join us in the mission writing process! Whether light-hearted or dark, character-focused or action-packed, we will work together on a new, unmissable story. Let your imagination run free as you create a mission for all Citizens to explore!

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Artwork update: Items of Opportunity

The latest game update featured new artwork. Previously, we added many new 3D images for stims, weapons, armor, and special epic items that can be found in Syndicate campaigns. But there are also various more everyday objects that are part of life in Tau Station: items you can find while scavenging in the Ruins or crucial items needed to complete discreet work.

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Closed Alpha: Tip of the Day #13 – Action Flag

Lost your way in Tau Station? Languishing with a lack of direction? Keep your eyes open for the Action Flag!

The Action Flag is the small orange icon that you’ll see on some of the game’s tabs. This little symbol serves as your compass to the people and places that have possible actions awaiting you.

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Closed Alpha: Tip of the Day #7 – Actions in Missions

“Hey, you, adventurer. I have something for you to do. I lost my energy hammer in the ruins, right above the Pit of Eternal Suffering. Can you retrieve it for me? If you succeed in this task, I’ll award you with a brand-new energy hammer!” Sounds familiar? In today’s Tip of the Day, we’re going to talk about missions!

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Mission Dispatches: Chapter Three

It’s been some time now since our last batch of Mission Dispatches, and that’s because our narrative team has been busy writing ’round the clock (thanks to time zones) to provide great stories on every station for you to explore. Today’s Dispatch covers three missions from Cirque Centauri, home of the Greatest Show in the Galaxy, and harborer of dark secrets.

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Mission Builder Reloaded

More than simply linear paths or interactive stories, our missions in Tau Station provide a unique adventure in immersion. To advance through the universe of Tau Station, many difficult decisions await. Missions are one of the main sources of experience in the game, and completing them will help you to understand the Tau Station universe better. Passing them won’t be easy, however.

In order to provide the narrative team with enough level of creative freedom, we are constantly improving and developing new features for our mission authoring tool: Mission Builder. Now it’s time to uncover some of the internal details and show what goes on the behind the scenes while playing in Tau Station.

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Mission Dispatches : Chapter Two

We love great stories! It’s something we simply cannot overstate. A couple of months ago we brought you our first batch of Mission Dispatches.  Our narrative designers have been busy crafting tales and stations, and while we sometimes find ourselves wondering about the worrying giggles emanating from their brainstorming sessions, we feel it’s time to bring you another glimpse into some of Tau Station’s upcoming stories!

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Missions – Your Window Into Tau Station’s Universe

We love a good story. The art of storytelling predates even that of the written word, and we’re pretty sure humanity’s tales will be here long after we’re gone, possibly for some alien race to pore over and ponder what kind of weird and wonderful creatures we once were.

More specifically, the narrative is one of the core pillars of Tau Station and we consider it in every aspect of game development and universe building. Through Tau Station’s missions you’ll discover the stories of its universe – its histories, its people; the living, breathing, and evolving culture of a human civilization on life support. Below, we’ll give you a peek at three of these missions that deal with different aspects of a galactic post-apocalyptic society.

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