Tag: world building

Building the World of Mass Effect

A few days ago, I was having a conversation with a friend about current events when he joked that we only had to wait a little more than one hundred years until humans could find alien ruins on Mars that would reveal the secret of intergalactic space travel.  Like any gamer, I immediately recognized this as the plot of the Mass Effect series, and I responded by saying that I knew the alternate history presented in the games better than my own.  Of course this was obviously an exaggeration, but it did make me think about what a huge and unique world that the designers of the game had painstakingly created. … Read the rest