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©2019 by Jonathan Medders "EberKain"

The Idea: Create a Non-Violent Exploration Game Inspired by Science 

Please join me on an experimental adventure to see if this video game concept can be turned into a fun and interesting experience.   My goal is to make something that is relaxing and engrossing and teaches you a little bit of real world science along the way.   I hope the experience is rewarding and the music enjoyable.  Personally, I just need a break from games where my only way to interact with the world is killing stuff. 

The Probe

Vision Modes

Science Tools

Control Systems

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Constantly monitors the area around the probe.  Reveals the true color optical world map. 

Vision Mode  - 1

Optical

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Can be activated to send out sound waves that bounce back to the probe and map the terrain beyond your optical vision

Vision Mode  - 2

Temperature

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Can be fired at the terrain surface to reveal the temp of an area.  Reveals the heat map layer. 

Vision Mode - 3

Radiation

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When activated, draws a line to any detectable radiation sources.   Utilizes the radiation map layer, solid surface detection is retained. 

Vision Mode - 4

Density

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The primary method which you use to reveal the world.  Has three lens modes for a narrow, standard and wide view. 

Vision Mode - 5

Geology

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Two robotic arms that can take pictures and clear debris.  Reveals surface geology information. 

Vision Mode - 6

Mineralogy

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A laser and camera system that can vaporize material at a distance and detect the chemical signature.  Yes, it works underwater. 

Vision Mode - 7

Chemisty

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A surface contact tool that can scan for organic signatures.  Can check a wide swath of surface or look underground. 

Vision Mode - 8

Organics

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A supremely sensitive instrument that can look under the surface and detect density, heat and geology information. 

Vision Mode - 9

Analysis

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Constantly monitors the area around the probe.  Reveals the true color optical world map. 

Secondary Tool  -  1

Navigation Cam

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Can be activated to send out sound waves that bounce back to the probe and map the terrain beyond your optical vision

Secondary Tool  -  2

Sonar System

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Can be fired at the terrain surface to reveal the temp of an area.  Reveals the heat map layer. 

Secondary Tool  -  3

Temp Probe

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When activated, draws a line to any detectable radiation sources.   Utilizes the radiation map layer, solid surface detection is retained. 

Secondary Tool  -  4

Radiation Sensor

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The primary method which you use to reveal the world.  Has three lens modes for a narrow, standard and wide view. 

Primary Tool  -  1

Main Camera

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Two robotic arms that can take pictures and clear debris.  Reveals surface geology information. 

Primary Tool  -  2

Hand Lens System

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A laser and camera system that can vaporize material at a distance and detect the chemical signature.  Yes, it works underwater. 

Primary Tool  -  3

Laser Spectrometer

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A surface contact tool that can scan for organic signatures.  Can check a wide swath of surface or look underground. 

Primary Tool  -  4

X-Ray Spectrometer

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A supremely sensitive instrument that can look under the surface and detect density, heat and geology information. 

Primary Tool  -  5

Ground Penetrating Radar

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A set of robotic arms that can collect samples and materials, clear debris and drill the surface and subsurface for science data. 

Primary Tool  -  6

Sample Collection Suite

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Powering the probe is an advanced generator system that produces power and heat.  You can control the production balance. 

Power & Heat Generation

Variable RTG

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The radiator system can equalize the probes internal temperature with the surrounding water. 

Heat Management

Radiator System

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The main batteries are capable of powering the probe for some time. 

Power Management

Power Storage

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The core turbine can be adjusted up to increase thrust or lowered to save power.

Engine Power

Turbine Thrust

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Hover mode activates all the thrusters to arrest all probe movement and anchor in place. 

Stabilization Control

Hover Mode

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Robotic arms can reach out and grab onto the surface which can offer a stable work platform for other tasks. 

Stabilization Platform

Grapple Mode

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A system for using compressed air tanks to counteract the force of gravity. 

Buoyancy Control

Ballast System

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A series of sensors that gather detained information about the water surrounding the probe. 

Weather Station

Sensors

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Gathers information and saves the layout of the terrain with reference points and layers for all vision modes. 

Mapping System

Minimap

Home Base

Work-In-Progress

The World

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