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Reclaim the stars in the exciting new Space Epic from legendary game designer Chris Roberts.
Reclaim the stars in the exciting new Space Epic from legendary game designer Chris Roberts.
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Unlocked: Tyrol System

Unbelievable - two systems unlocked in two days! Here's your first look at the Tyrol System... plus some other good news: two new ships will unlock, at $3.25 million and $3.75 million at the RSI site and you'll get descriptions of those as well! Plus, more details about the FPS mode at $3.5 million and an update to it at $4 million! So please keep those pledges coming.

Tyrol System

Ownership: None

Planets: 7

Planetary Rotation: Tyrol V 393 SED (Standard Earth Day)

Import: None

Export: Mineral, Elements

Black Market: Sentient Trafficking, Narcotics, Mercenaries, You name it.

UEE Strategic Value: Grey

Description: Located near the Banu Protectorate, Tyrol is a powder keg. The star has entered the red giant phase of its evolution and scientists are predicting that it will go supernova soon. Therefore, the UEE has designated the system as a scientific/research zone, allowing the scientific community to set up to record the effects of a supernova up close.

This also means that there is no real law presence in the system. If you can avoid the scientific research stations, you can find all sorts of disposable settlements on the planets. Most of them are used for smuggling operations while some are simply squatter camps, looking for free real estate before the system explodes.

Tyrol V currently hosts the most organized settlement, known as Haven. The planet surface is burned out from the star's initial evolution to the red giant phase and most humanoids require some kind of thermal shielding in their clothes in order to avoid blindness and sunburn.

Haven is built into the rock of a vast canyon in an effort to keep the temperature down. What started as a small network of tunnels expanded as more fugitives, criminals, expatriates, and outlaws decided to roll the dice and hide in a dying system.

Jump-point connections to Charon System (UEE) and Xi’An Territory.

Next up, at $3.3 million: "Home of the infamous QuarterDeck PrisonWorld. Don't mess with the Cops around here."


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    1. Florian "Corv" Kasper on

      lol I AM from Tyrol actually! (Austria)

    2. Roland on

      @Jay white-dwarf need a companion to go supernova, but red giant can do so on their own provided they are massive enough

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      Niclas on

      Red Giants can go collaps and go supernova as i understood it.Type 2 i think its called.

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      jay winters on

      I may be wrong, but Red Giants don't go supernova unless there is another white-dwarf companion star with it. Sorry, but it seemed that the reason for the supernova was that the star was a red giant. Also, in astronomical terms, there is a huge amount of time still left to do anything.

    5. Roland on

      Is the image representative of this system? I was looking forward to the hellish looking red tinted sun in the background.

    6. Peter Vandenbempt on

      Interesting update, I look forward to the new ships the FPS mode info and without a doubt, I'll be visiting Heaven.

    7. Lastof on

      @Eric where are you getting two systems going nova from? Yesterday's wasn't, there was just a note at the bottom about the next system we would unlock, just like there is a note about the next one at the bottom of this one. And I haven't seen any details of any other systems posted.

    8. Eric Espiritu on

      Two systems both going supernova soon. Just how many galaxies are in the game. on average there are 1 to 3 supernovae per century per galaxy.…
      but that could be good then ships could collect all the post nova goodies.

    9. Spyke Alexander

      If you are using the Gmail client, just click on the title of the update ( not the email subject ) and it will take you to the appropriate Kickstarter page within the built in browser. Works really well.

    10. Michael Shaw

      Tyrol System? Nod to Battlestar Galactica? Love the new system rollouts and hope we get to hear more about more ships soon too!

    11. JeffJag on

      Agreed on the high-res images. Even in Gmail I have to scroll left and right to read the entire update.

    12. Monty on

      Sounds great.....!

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      JoeCool on

      Cool. Can't wait to see the smuggler asteroid base :)

    14. Karsten Sethre on

      My only complaint: please don't include the huge super-high-res image in the update emails. Due to the way iOS scales everything in the message down until the image fits, it's basically impossible to read the text of the update emails on an iPhone.

    15. Lee Connor on

      " two new ships will unlock, at $3.25 million and $3.75 million" was what was also in the email ... can we get more info about that please?