Marooned – Collaboration
As the title suggests, this piece was a collaboration between myself and Brian from Currents of Space. Some of you have seen his work, but for those who haven’t, check him out. He’s incredible! We’ve been working on this for the better part of the last three weeks. We’ve put a lot of effort into this one and Brian was able to teach me a lot. So a big thank you to Brian and without further ado… Enjoy!
( I recommend full view for this one)
After tracking the strange energy signature for more than a week, the survey team decided it was worth the risk to attempt contact with it. With no documented evidence of aliens, beyond single cell organisms, found anywhere in the cosmos; if they were to discover some sort of intelligent life, there’s no telling the rewards that might be theirs.
Dropping through the upper reaches of the atmosphere, they could see a blue point of light pouring exotic particles into the sky from somewhere in the cloud wrapped mountains. The boson sensor readouts began fluctuating wildly as they drew nearer, and the froth of subatomic particles began to boil in the space around the ship. Suddenly the pilot gasped in terror as he watched all of their flight systems begin to power down with no apparent cause. Frantic, he tried to transfer full control to his manual hydraulic override. Only due to his skill at forestalling the inevitable were they able to successfully crashland their ship on the side of a mountain not far from the alien tower itself.
Now they are stranded with little supplies and not enough food; and the eerie energy put out by the tower is interfering with their long range communication equipment, making a call for help impossible. Marooned on a foreign world with no way home, their only hope of survival is to make their way to the tower and whatever mysteries lay inside.