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Offline MaskityMask

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So what do Obscura look like?
« on: May 04, 2015, 06:22:07 AM »
Its unknown in the game and I assume we will never see what they look like even when invasion mode is complete, so speculation?

Their icon kinda reminds me of a face so... Yeah no clue :p

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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2015, 08:22:40 AM »
The icon is meant to be mostly emblematic, and something that the other races assign to the Obscura since they, too, have no idea exactly what the Obscura look like.  The main thing that we know about the Obscura is that they are a particle-based life-form.  Personally I imagine them looking like the cloud of nanobots in Prey by Michael Crichton, which could reform itself into a variety of shapes.
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 09:10:13 AM »
Huh, cool. BTW, are Obscura ever going to make an appearance again in another game?

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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2015, 09:17:48 AM »
Never say never!  They don't feel right for SBR to me, but they might actually fit well as one of the primary antagonists in Life at the End of the Universe, now that you mention it.  Huh.  I hadn't thought of that until now.  That's actually really interesting!
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2015, 10:31:57 AM »
Aren't all life forms particle-based?

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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2015, 10:51:19 AM »
Sorry, I meant a collection of discrete semi-sentient particulate organisms.
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2015, 10:52:38 AM »
wait life at the end of the universe? is that the new game from you guys I heard about on the great vine sometime ago?.
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 11:25:37 AM »
Ah, good old grey goo.

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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2015, 01:06:34 PM »
wait life at the end of the universe? is that the new game from you guys I heard about on the great vine sometime ago?.

Yep!
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 01:24:49 PM »
Never say never!  They don't feel right for SBR to me, but they might actually fit well as one of the primary antagonists in Life at the End of the Universe, now that you mention it.  Huh.  I hadn't thought of that until now.  That's actually really interesting!
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Semi-sentient particulate organisms, grey goo... Very interesting. I wanted to add the Vashta Nerada to this list (don't worry, I had to make some googling to find their name, I'm not that mad ;)).
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 01:27:05 PM »
Plot Twist: The Obscura is the AI from AI War.

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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2015, 01:28:42 PM »
@Pumpkin: That sounds absolutely terrifying!  I read the article and... whoof. :)

@TheVampire100: Now you've said it so I can't do it. ;)  Interesting idea, though!
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2015, 01:40:28 PM »
wait life at the end of the universe? is that the new game from you guys I heard about on the great vine sometime ago?.

Yep!
that sounds utterly bizarre incomprehensible and utterly ridicules  should be pretty awesome and ill be more than happy to offer up my testing services again provided your actually doing that again of course.
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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2015, 01:42:29 PM »
@Pumpkin: That sounds absolutely terrifying!  I read the article and... whoof. :)
Yeah, this series is an infinite well of ideas about SF.

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Re: So what do Obscura look like?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2015, 02:39:49 AM »
Awwman Vampire, you ruined best plot twist evar :(

(Seriously though, I'd find it interesting/cool if in game set years after AI Wars ai would still be around in some form. So many options how, but good thing you just reminded me that I can't say them aloud so that nobody gets in legal troubles :D)

Anyhoo, Life at end of the universe? Huh, hadn't heard about that, gotta search info now! :) (Addon after edit: There is forum section for it, its the game previously known as Airship Eternal)

BTW, I'm kinda wondering though. Are Obscura TLF "canon"? I mean, their presence in TLF means one race is always wiped out, so does that mean that normal campaign is TLF "canon" while Obscura still exist, but never invade the solar system?(would be cool to get game mode that is about-... Wait, am I allowed to say what game modes would be cool? D: Or does that only apply to plot ideas?)
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