The Airbase, located deep in the Australian outback of Earth 2.0, is home to the crew of the Daedalus and the resting place of the Heirotus FTL test platform Epiphany. Defenses include automated turrets, a mine field, and unspecified sensors monitored by the crippled freighter’s eponymous artificial intelligence system.

Development Notes: The airbase was the first hand-drawn environment, way back in 2003. In August of 2005 it became my first extensive 3d environment since art school, and in the summer of 2016 it was touched up and re-lit for the penultimate scene of Fire. Unlike other environments a serious effort was made to make the 3d model resemble the drawn and painted appearances, resulting in a cramped, oddly scaled layout.

Airbase-related Glossary Topics

  • Epiphany

    A Pecora class star freighter used for early Heirotus BTS tests. Presumed destroyed during a premature BTS discharge event in January 1968, though no wreckage was recovered. Status upgraded to “missing” after captain and...