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Metastasis

Submitted by FelFox
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Metastasis
In a research sector of the United Security Initiative known only as 198X2, a group of scientists and station personnel are assaulted by an unknown threat. As their colleagues die one by one, they must fight to survive and figure out who is doing this to them, and how to stop it.

The Game
Metastasis is best described as a survival game. At the start, one or several players will be secretly selected as your opponents. You will be placed within a space station in the sector 198X2 and must figure out who is the enemy, and kill him before he kills you and your fellow humans.

Depending on the number of players in the game, there will be one or several enemies.
1-4 players: A lone enemy, who will either be a former researcher mutating rapidly into a cunning adversary, or an alien organism killing off station workers for unknown reasons.
5-9 players: Both the mutant and the alien work to kill your team as well as each other. Only one side can stand victorious.
10-12 players: The mutant and the alien are once again your adversaries, but rumors abound of a cold, metallic killer waiting to rise and annihilate every living thing in the sector.

Humans
To aid you in your fight, you have a myriad of station resources and your own education to assist you.
Being a research group in a theoretically dangerous sector, stations are equipped with state of the art military supplies, including many types of combat suits of varying abilities. You have been trained to use these suits, albeit only against the organisms on the local planet. No doubt you can adapt them to perform other, more murderous tasks. There is also an assortment of defensive and offensive weaponry, from stationary turrets and force shield generators to grenades and mighty fusion bombs.
You also carry your life experience and career with you. There are nine possible careers assigned to you at the beginning of the game, from researchers with various doctorates to a visiting captain of the battlecruiser Swagger to the lowly local janitor. Each career provides a unique benefit and alters your initial equipment and monetary income.

Enemies
The mutant and alien both have strong physical capabilities. Each is capable of overpowering an unequipped human easily. However, they are alone, and hate each other as much as they hate humans. The mutant and the alien both sport an ever changing genetic code- within the span of mere hours they can change their physical and mental makeup drastically. As the game goes on, each will slowly evolve into more powerful forms. Eliminating them early will prevent them from overpowering you with massive strength, dominant mental abilities, or swarms of minion-like organisms.

Infection
The mutant has the ability to evolve a infectious called a prion. By weakening the human body, the prion eventually forces a genetic change in the host, altering it to serve the original mutant and take its form.
The alien also has a similar parasitic microorganism it launches into humans, slowly weakening them and eventually eating them away. By doing so, the parasite grows into a facsimile of the original alien, while retaining traces of the infectee's personality, though twisted into serving the alien leader.

Stations
Featured in the sector are four space stations and a planet situated around a single star. Each station has unique capabilities and can be visited at any time by using one of several types of spaceships or escape pods. The largest station is the U.S.I. Queen Niffy, which boasts a large infrastructure and fleet of spaceships, as well as many curious research labs dedicated to the sector. Other stations include the Arbitress, an advanced sensors station, the Kyo Station, which is a container for the experimental Kyo Cannon spatial artillery platform, an old unused station now scheduled for demolition. These are all situated around the orbit of the local planet Minertha, a terraformed but as yet uncolonized planet. A small military station was set up some time ago, but no one currently occupies it.
A battlecruiser from the U.S.I. fleet is also currently visiting the sector.

Credits
An extensive list of credits for the artwork featured in the game can be found within the F9 menu of the game. Special thanks needs to be given to to Clan Sirs, Catar, DarkLink_Rper, EnragedBullfrog, OmeedESF, Mooglefrooglian, mrzwach, lorg, Aenir, Scruffymurphy, Jarkill, InfernoInfernal, and especially Kodua.

UPDATE (1.8.2):
-See changelog at http://thegoodsirs.net
I don't even anymore

Keywords:
parasite, who'sthealien, mystery, alien, mutant, space
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Metastasis (Map)

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00:56, 30th Jul 2009 Linaze: Lacks a proper description.
  1. Bumkt

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    Like the map. is it based off of the battlestar galactica board game?
     
  2. Wolf_Knight

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    Great game, but needs more explanations and descriptions. I can see this game becoming better in the future when all the features are available 4/5.
     
  3. Catar

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    Are you sure about this? You can only evolve once you have a certain number of evolution points (lumber), at which point the game notifies you.
    ....No.
     
  4. DeathsBrother

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    There was an update today...but the file didn't change, wat.

    Also, so called 'cold metallic killer' never appears in my games, just alien and mutant.
     
  5. FelFox

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    There was no update today. If you're talking about 1.1.3, that's still being worked on!
    Also remember to press ESC when you can evolve.
     
  6. DeathsBrother

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    Last Updated: 00:56, 30th Jul 2009 That was today.
     
  7. Mooglefrooglian

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    I believe that would be the android, randomly selected, and hidden.
     
  8. Catar

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    The Android appears with 10 or more people in the game. He is randomly selected as the other two enemies, but the player who is the android is not told of it. The android will be revealed upon that player's death, but only by death in combat. Should that player die via a ship or station exploding, that player will not be revived as the android. Also if a player leaves, the android will not be revived. If the android player is never killed and the alien and mutant are both killed, the game will end as normal without him being revealed.

    The update you see was either the moderator rejecting our first description, or us updating the description to what it is now. I'm not sure which, though I assume the latter.
     
  9. SasuhKun

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    anxious.anxious.anxious.anxious.version 1.0.4 with alien tech tree n moon.anxious.anxious.anxious.anxious.best alien game evah.anxious.anxious.anxious.anxious.
     
  10. DeathsBrother

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    Oh, 'kay.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
  11. Racoon

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    this map is pretty amazing, i especiallly luv the ship controlling and exploring planets/outposts by 'boarding' part/ =)
     
  12. TheHunterKiller

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    Testin' and postin' stuff now.

    EDIT: Well, i have to say... It's pretty nice. The terrain is excellent and the ship system is awesome. I didn't find any bugs also. But yes... Kinda empty. Awesome map you have there. Good job.
     
  13. oddsocks

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    I played metastasis as a mod for the original half life.. were you related to that project Felfox? The concept is very similar.
     
  14. FelFox

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    Minerva: Metastasis? I've played the mod, but that's an FPS which has almost nothing to do with the wc3 custom map I made. I wish I was related to it though, that mod was awesome. ^_^
     
  15. Catar

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    Never heard of it for Half Life 1. Fel and I have both played MINERVA: Metastasis on Half Life 2, which partially inspired the name. Neither of us were involved ever in any modding beyond Warcraft 3 however.
     
  16. Tanasren

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    There was a bug in vers 1.0.3 where when u changed form into human with a red alien form, you had a wrong name.
    And also, you copied his items but lost all your items in ur inventory, dunno if it's done like that
     
  17. Catar

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    1.0.3 was awhile ago, should be fixed now.
     
  18. SasuhKun

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    So, first it is 1.1.4, not 1.0.4. Second, the 1.1.4 doens't have moon. 3rd the game is unbalanced. Android and mutant are too good, and alien sucks.Aenir is arrogant, and OmeedESF is a TKr that tk's just to rob ppl ._. . Aside from your a-bit-not-good-co-partners and the bugs/riggs/etc, the map is ok. Though it has a long way to go to get perfect. 4/5 is ok.
     
  19. Tanasren

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    A while ago was yesterday.
    And as for changelog, it doesn't say it is fixed.
     
  20. Catar

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    Your bug sounds suspiciously like something we definitely already fixed. Our changelog isn't the best because Fel sometimes fixes things and forgets to log them, and no one else has had this problem. Please try to reproduce it with the newest, 1.1.4.