Closed Alpha: Status update and lift-off for the 2nd shuttle!

The Closed Alpha Test of Tau Station is a success thanks to you, the testers! Time to share an important heads-up with everyone, because the test will be extended, and a 2nd Alpha shuttle is ready! Many additional passengers will soon start exploring our sci-fi universe. Read on to learn more about the updated schedule.

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Closed Alpha Test: Liftoff!

Happy New Year 2018 to everyone – let’s continue the fireworks! The on-boarding to our first spaceship is done and the Closed Alpha Test flight to Tau Station is starting today. All tickets for the 100 available seats have been taken, the invitation emails have been sent. Read below the status update and check the list if you snatched one of the tester accounts.

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Merry Christmas! Join the Closed Alpha!

People have been waiting a long time for the launch of Tau Station and we’re just about to start our closed alpha, as described here. If you want a chance to be invited to participate, please complete this short survey. If you’re not chosen, don’t feel bad; we’re working to ensure we have a good cross-section of players who represent different facets of what we’re trying to achieve, including accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, responsive design for mobile, and, of course, a strong desire to immerse themselves into a rich science fiction universe.

Don’t forget: the survey is only open until the end of December, 2017!

Fueling Space Ships: Closed Alpha Test Starts Soon…

Let’s start the New Year together with something special: the first spaceship will launch to Tau Station soon! On 2nd January 2018, the Closed Alpha (CA) Test will start! So buckle up, because in this Special Episode, we will explain what the test phase is about, how you can catch one of the 100 tester seats available, and what the next steps are.

Content in a space-nut shell:

  • Update log
  • What does “Closed Alpha Test” mean?
  • What is expected from participants?
  • What can I expect as a tester?
  • 100 seats for testers: How can I join?
  • Additional test facts.
  • Summary: Key facts & next steps.

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Comic Con: The Land of Imagination and Promise

Lights flicker against the summer marine haze of a San Diego dusk. Sounds of anticipation and joy seem to swell from the very ground itself. The glistening paints hues over the rumble: the giggy glee and excitement of a little slice of magic here on Earth: Comic Con. A time and place of celebration and freedom, Comic Con calls to a part of us all.

For four days fandoms collide to simultaneously give thanks and be thanked for and by their favorite creative pop-culture properties. Teams from television, films, animes, games, mangas & comics anxiously await the chance to meet the people who hold sacred the work they do. That encounter and exchange is a beautiful one. There is a spectacular synergy in the air. We are just as excited to see you and you are to see us. It is a unique perk of the Con scene that can not be underscored enough: meeting you matters to us.

Read on below for Erin’s personal Comic Con recap about the event and her part in the panel talk, “Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry”. Also, enjoy the photos from the event and our new game flyer!

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Tau Station Sticker Fun

Next month our game designer, Curtis, will be giving a talk about Tau Station at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels. We considered sending him with flyers to hand out but decided that stickers would be a lot more fun. Because who doesn’t love stickers?!

Using some of our favorite images from Tau Station’s background art, our graphic designer Tania put together this collection of stickers to give everyone a glimpse into our universe. Some of these pictures are new and haven’t been shown anywhere before.

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Tau Station: It’s More Than a Game, It’s a Universe

A part of me believes that if Tau Station is one day described as a “good game” we will have failed.

We will have failed the vision; we will have failed the dream.

That’s a strong statement, isn’t it? A touch crazy for sure, but why not?

If we are really honest, from the beginning Tau Station has been about more than playing. It has been about creating a place you can escape to. A place where differences do not matter.

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Love Sci-fi? Tau Station is Hiring for a Narrative Designer

Update: This position has been filled.

All Around The World, a France-based company, is looking for another Narrative Designer to join our game’s creative team. This is a part-time, remote contract position.

About the Game

Tau Station is a text-based science fiction MMORPG currently in development. We’re merging elements of choice-based interactive fiction with all the functions of a traditional MMO – trading, missions, crafting, combat, politics, skills, and more – and building something new. Our vision for Tau Station is to create a fully immersive, engaging game world that rests on the foundation of a quality science fiction plot.

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A Personal Message of Thanks to Bordeaux Games and Magelis

A personal message of thanks to Bordeaux Games and Magelis,

Developing a first game is a lonely journey.

Knowing that the Tau Station team is currently more than 20 people, it might come across as a surprise to talk about loneliness.

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Tau Station: A Two-Headed Dream

Like many big projects, the idea for this game started out as one person’s dream. What you’re going to read here is the story of how Tau Station has moved from being just a dream to a game that’s a few short months away from launching its Alpha testing phase. It’s a story in two voices.

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