Prolapser Wins President of the Galaxy in Landslide Election Appoints First UNCA Liaison
Ascent – The Space Game (www.TheSpaceGame.com), has announced the election results, with Prolapser taking a whopping 77% of the popular vote with a 55% voter turnout rate and approximately 45 million votes cast. His first action as president was to appoint Sithspit UNCA Liaison and reassign the UNCA fleet to better defend key warp gates. This sparked outrage among some of the de-centralist senators who want no part of the UNCAs military arm in their sector. Additionally he has arranged a closed fund for large scale donations. The proceeds of which are, in his words, to be put to a good cause. However, the lack of transparency on what that cause is and how the money will be used has sparked strong criticism among his opponents.
Ascent is more than a game of space based economics. With a thriving roleplay community and working politics, the first real election of a president has opened the gates for the history and story of the galactic collapse to be revealed in a unique way to MMOs. The UNCA is basically the united governments of the central planets and is largely autonomous to the players’ actions. However, with the appointment of a UNCA Liaison they’ll be able to have regularly scheduled meetings with the UNCA to ask specific, detailed, questions and create news reports about the history of the game as well as current events. This unique method of storytelling will allow Ascent to produce regular news that will further the plot, history, and create many roleplay catalysts for the players.
Combine this story telling dynamic with the 270 billion stars to explore and new features to pay you to explore them, huge colonies and planets to build, politics, and NPCs that have hierarchical AI and you’re left with a very special game. Ascent is not like anything that has come before it, so check it out at www.TheSpaceGame.com or find it on Steam at http://store.steampowered.com/app/345010/