Today marks the end of Closed Alpha and the birth of Tau Station! Today we celebrate by opening access to everyone, for discovery and exploration of the Tau Station universe.
For those who love to read, love to play, and love science, Tau Station offers a unique narrative experience which evolves with your choices. But be warned, in a post-Catastrophe galaxy where most people are just struggling to survive, there isn’t always a clear way forward or a happy ending to be found.
Hone your perseverance. Humanity still doesn’t know who or what caused the Catastrophe: the horrific near annihilation of humanity. Or whether it’s going to happen again …
Now that you’ve been warned, enjoy the freedom to become who you want to be in Tau Station! The universe awaits.
Continue reading "Start Your Adventure in Tau Station Now"
The complexity of Tau Station requires a huge amount of work and care. Extensive research and times goes into every aspect of the game. Be it scientific, historical, or otherwise, we strive to make the Tau Station universe believable and as realistic as possible to further the experience of immersion and enjoyment. Read on to learn more about the ways we spend the time needed to bring this realism into a sci-fi game set hundreds of years into the future…
Continue reading "The Richness of Tau Station"
Tau Station has been in Closed Alpha since the beginning of January and we’ve been getting fantastic support from the first Community members who have joined the test. We’re very happy about all of the feedback and suggestions. Around 100 of all participants did the first feedback survey so far, and we’re happy to see an average rating of 7.4 even with the game still in its Alpha state. On top to that, the gaming activity and login frequency are awesome; some of you have already reached level 10+! It seems we have delivered something that you’ve been enjoying. In order to keep delivering it, we need your help!
Continue reading "Shop Grand Opening & Next Steps!"
The Closed Alpha Test of Tau Station is a success thanks to you, the testers! Time to share an important heads-up with everyone, because the test will be extended, and a 2nd Alpha shuttle is ready! Many additional passengers will soon start exploring our sci-fi universe. Read on to learn more about the updated schedule.
Continue reading "Closed Alpha: Status update and lift-off for the 2nd shuttle!"
Happy New Year 2018 to everyone – let’s continue the fireworks! The on-boarding to our first spaceship is done and the Closed Alpha Test flight to Tau Station is starting today. All tickets for the 100 available seats have been taken, the invitation emails have been sent. Read below the status update and check the list if you snatched one of the tester accounts.
Continue reading "Closed Alpha Test: Liftoff!"
People have been waiting a long time for the launch of Tau Station and we’re just about to start our closed alpha, as described here. If you want a chance to be invited to participate, please complete this short survey. If you’re not chosen, don’t feel bad; we’re working to ensure we have a good cross-section of players who represent different facets of what we’re trying to achieve, including accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, responsive design for mobile, and, of course, a strong desire to immerse themselves into a rich science fiction universe.
Don’t forget: the survey is only open until the end of December, 2017!
Let’s start the New Year together with something special: the first spaceship will launch to Tau Station soon! On 2nd January 2018, the Closed Alpha (CA) Test will start! So buckle up, because in this Special Episode, we will explain what the test phase is about, how you can catch one of the 100 tester seats available, and what the next steps are.
Content in a space-nut shell:
- Update log
- What does “Closed Alpha Test” mean?
- What is expected from participants?
- What can I expect as a tester?
- 100 seats for testers: How can I join?
- Additional test facts.
- Summary: Key facts & next steps.
Continue reading "Fueling Space Ships: Closed Alpha Test Starts Soon…"
Lights flicker against the summer marine haze of a San Diego dusk. Sounds of anticipation and joy seem to swell from the very ground itself. The glistening paints hues over the rumble: the giggy glee and excitement of a little slice of magic here on Earth: Comic Con. A time and place of celebration and freedom, Comic Con calls to a part of us all.
For four days fandoms collide to simultaneously give thanks and be thanked for and by their favorite creative pop-culture properties. Teams from television, films, animes, games, mangas & comics anxiously await the chance to meet the people who hold sacred the work they do. That encounter and exchange is a beautiful one. There is a spectacular synergy in the air. We are just as excited to see you and you are to see us. It is a unique perk of the Con scene that can not be underscored enough: meeting you matters to us.
Read on below for Erin’s personal Comic Con recap about the event and her part in the panel talk, “Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry”. Also, enjoy the photos from the event and our new game flyer!
Continue reading "Comic Con: The Land of Imagination and Promise"
Next month our game designer, Curtis, will be giving a talk about Tau Station at the FOSDEM conference in Brussels. We considered sending him with flyers to hand out but decided that stickers would be a lot more fun. Because who doesn’t love stickers?!
Using some of our favorite images from Tau Station’s background art, our graphic designer Tania put together this collection of stickers to give everyone a glimpse into our universe. Some of these pictures are new and haven’t been shown anywhere before.
Continue reading "Tau Station Sticker Fun"
A part of me believes that if Tau Station is one day described as a “good game” we will have failed.
We will have failed the vision; we will have failed the dream.
That’s a strong statement, isn’t it? A touch crazy for sure, but why not?
If we are really honest, from the beginning Tau Station has been about more than playing. It has been about creating a place you can escape to. A place where differences do not matter.
Continue reading "Tau Station: It’s More Than a Game, It’s a Universe"