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Concept: a near-future universe, limitations of combat in space: no upper limit on speed, finite deltaV, almost no fog-of-war, passive armor is essentially useless due to excessive mass, all combat takes place in orbit around gravitational sources.

Nautilus mockup by omi-kun
A mobile frame increases maneuverability while decreases RCS fuel consumption.

As a pilot, your number one concern is fuel, or more importantly, deltaV. It is the change in velocity available to you based on the remaining fuel, engine efficiency, and mass. There are numerous tradeoffs: throw away weapons to gain deltaV, switch to low thrust engines with higher ISP, or dump fuel (and weapons!) for higher thrust-to-weight ratio (TWR) for higher maneuverability. Once you reach zero deltaV, you are stranded in your orbit, subject to gravitational disturbance and orbital decay. 

Back 1 by omi-kun
I don't understand how to use deviantArt anymore. When did the watermark get in there??

Your secondary concern is your orbital parameters. Periapsis too low and the ground will kiss you with death. Apoapsis too high and you'll be a sitting duck, or be outside the magnetic safety bubble of the map and be pummeled by debris. If your orbit profile is too similar to your targets, you'll end up spending too much deltaV getting close. Switch to a higher inclination or shift your augment of periapsis for a higher speed intercept!

There is a lot of work yet to be done. But it's work worth doing and not enough people are working on it. The source code of the game will be open sourced soon (when it's cleaned up and becomes readable), so other like-minded hard-science fiction nerds can join in on the fun.

Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Listening to: Adagio of Strings
  • Reading: Hellburner by CJ Cherryh
  • Watching: Interstellar
  • Playing: Kerbal Space Program
  • Eating: MoonPie
  • Drinking: The Moonwalk


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lunaxi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
    Just to be clear, your artwork is amazing c:
Valhalla-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn fine art dude, 10/10
2322468 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
I know you! Cool works!
omi-kun Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you from CA?
2322468 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
HUGO-Gallery Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Your gallery is very original and inspiring!
dragofyre7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hey there, I found you through Facebook, and I have to say you've got some cool stuff here.
ivorsco77 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
Saw you on facebook. hi nice work
omi-kun Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh nice. Thanks for stopping by!
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