‘Oolite‘ is a space-trading game, available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows based on the seminal ‘Elite’ from the 1980s.
The Oolite Saga
The original ’Elite’ came with a Novella called ‘The Dark Wheel’, which set the tone and backstory for the game. My stories aim to do the same for ‘Oolite’, and provide gamers with a tapestry against which to make their own mark on the ‘Ooniverse’…
The Oolite Saga is a set of four books spanning the period of time in which the player finds themselves. All freely available and are licensed under the Creative Commons scheme.
Status Quo (2006) – “A brilliant scientist uncovers a terrifying plot to begin a galactic war. Aided by a talented, but reluctant and embittered combateer, he must stop the deployment of a super weapon he invented. A weapon so powerful it threatens to destroy entire worlds.”
Mutabilis (2008) – “When a series of linked murders forces GalCop to outlaw the shadow organisation known as ‘The Dark Wheel’, a mysterious top secret document must be found in order to stave off a galactic conflict. The document contains a devastating secret; the key to domination, power and control. A secret as old as space itself, the location of the legendary planet ‘Raxxla’”.
Incursio (2011) – “When a deadly alien attack is launched across the galaxy, humankind finds itself under-prepared and overwhelmed. As star systems begin to fall, privateers take up the battle alongside the military forces and a desperate plan is hatched to stop the invaders once and for all, before humanity is eradicated.”
Finis (2011) – “With the alien menace poised to overthrow the galaxy a lone group of combateers is all that that stands between them and total annihilation. When one of their number is kidnapped by the aliens and their plans thwarted, the group must decide whether to mount a rescue and risk losing the war, or sacrifice her for the greater good of humankind…”