Pharyngula

Galaxiki

It’s a wiki with the tagline, “It’s a fictional world purely imagined by its community”, and it isn’t Conservapædia! Galaxiki is a galaxy-building exercise that lets you create star systems and populate them with stories and details. One bummer is that they charge you for the right to create new stars — that doesn’t seem like a smart idea, since you’d think they’d want more contributions, at least early in the game — but you can edit somewhat freely, and there are swarms of randomly generated star systems to play with.

Comments

  1. #1 Phoenix Woman
    July 30, 2007

    “Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair!”

    At least until my biggest solar system blows up after only a hundred thousand years on the main stage because I made the main star too damn big. Oh, well, I was looking to generate a ton of trans-three-hundred elements….

  2. #2 AntonGarou
    July 30, 2007

    Sure.But did you make sure to put a gas giant or two there also to make decent Mirkheim-type resources?

  3. #3 NC Paul
    July 30, 2007

    Traveller-tastic!

  4. #4 Roger
    July 30, 2007

    I was thinking more along the lines of Star Hero.

  5. #5 Bachalon
    July 30, 2007

    Sounds like a good resource to go along with Orion’s Arm. Thanks for the heads up.

  6. #6 archgoon
    July 30, 2007

    PZ wrote:

    “One bummer is that they charge you for the right to create new stars — that doesn’t seem like a smart idea, since you’d think they’d want more contributions, at least early in the game”

    Actually, given that the idea seems to be to encourage cooperative development of star systems, it makes sense to discourage everyone from making their own private star system.

  7. #7 Eric TF Bat
    July 30, 2007

    Usually when I follow a link and discover that it’s dead, it’s because it was hosted on a Microsoftish web servers, but my tools tell me it’s actually Linux – Debian, even, which is the Richard Dawkins of operating systems (ideologically pure, somewhat grumpy, maybe a little strident, but indisputably respectable). So I’m forced to conclude that you, PZ, are such a beacon of wossname in a world of thingummy, that a mere mention from you of a website is enough to Slashdot the site to its knees. Go you!

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