2. Game Specific Terms
This game manual is for Universe version 0.8.
This section of the manual describes some terms/objects in the game
and what they mean to game play.
A galaxy is what you would expect, space filled with many star systems.
It is your mission to explore the galaxy and the star systems contained
Positions in a galaxy are represented with a three number coordinate
system. The coordinate (0.0, 0.0, 0.0) is the "center" of the galaxy. All
items in the galaxy have a corresponding coordinate indicating where the
item is in the galaxy.
Future versions of the game will have multiple galaxies in the same
game for you to explore!
2.2. Star Systems
A star system contains a star, possibly planets and other solar system
Future versions of will have more complex star systems, such as binary
stars, neutron stars and black holes.
Your race can colonize other planets to expand your civilization. Planets
can be very different and hostile. Gas giants, fiery infernos and ice worlds
are out there. Can you find a planet that supports life?
Station is a generic term that can represent any formalized habitat created
by your race. Ground stations are created on a planet's surface. Space
stations can orbit a planet or a star. Deep space stations are located
anywhere in the galaxy.
A fleet is composed of one or more space ships. You will use your fleets
to explore the cosmos.
All distances in this game are measured in parsecs.
These include coordinates values which are the x, y, and z distances in
parsecs from the "center" of the galaxy.
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Created: 25 Feb 1997
Updated: 05 Jan 1999
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