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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 23, 2012.
Update 4: MORE STORY, SHAKER CORPORATION AND CONNELLY CONCEPT ART!
Hello everyone! Thanks for your continued support and excitement. We are pleased to present to you more information on Shaker Corporation as well as new concept art on our main character, James Connelly. Next update will feature Combat and Gameplay.
“Welcome to Shaker Corporation.”
At 806 employees, Shaker was a far cry from from its origins in a graduate student lab at MIT. Beginning as a mere mathematical model - but an exceedingly precise one - Shaker’s core technology eventually evolved into a device that allowed it to see 100 years into the future and as far back as all past human memory allowed. Catherine Shaker knew she had struck gold, and founded the corporation well before her graduation. At the time of her death, which she had accurately predicted, the company had already received massive funding from throughout the universe.
As corporations go, Shaker had a routine. Each evening, the device would reveal the events of that exact day 100 years in the future. A team of analysts would go over the data, and Shakers would be deployed into the future or past to straighten out potential disturbances. In its history, Shaker had already averted wars, plagues and countless regional skirmishes. It has also avoided the temptation to mess with free will or act as a surprise benefactor. A multi-national board worked (and mostly argued) to ensure its neutrality and to keep its findings secret.
Then, on July 1, 2526, the entire galaxy was not there when they looked. It was not an anomaly or machine failure. It just no longer was. For the first time, genuine panic (of measurable statistical significance) struck in Shaker’s offices.
James Connelly got the emergency evac call while on his current mission. Something was wrong. From time to time, Shaker accepted work from external clients so long as their “shakes” didn’t divert the universe from its optimum path. Connelly was on one such mission when he got the cue to return to the Bridge. “Back out now, Connelly,” was all they’d said. He left his mission half finished, and a client undoubtedly pissed.
They needed him to go back to Antera. Whatever caused the galactic lights out was evidently millennia in the making.
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