From Rise: The Vieneo Province - The Space Simulator MMO from Unistellar Industries, LLC

Target Audience

  1. Rags to Riches
  2. Science Fiction
  3. Tycoon
  4. MMO
  5. Spaceflight

There was a question about RPG and Combat being on this list.

Game Type

Sandbox MMO, not a carnival A lot of comparisons have been drawn to EVE Online, what turns off people from EVE is the time commitment and general lack of safety Trey's Triangle -> Between Natural Ability, Time, and Knowledge/Research we are thinking that Rise success is determined mostly by time but to some degree natural skill (piloting) and research/knowledge?


Displace a player from an E-10 (for example) to a C-2, load the C-2 into the E-10, and take the E-10 to orbit with the C-2 inside ... then deploy the C-2 resulting in the player's death

How to Win

  • Money in bank (savings)
  • Assets (fleet size)
  • Influence (economic)


Assuming no other player involvement:

Station wagon came up ... new C-2 has a back seat so we can carry 3 passengers instead of 1 ... next class could be a limo, more reputation lost if you fail but more $$$ if you are successful!


Restriction on direct trade so rich guy can't transfer title or transfer money giving access to E-10 beffore it is time in the progression and really to avoid a Pay-To-Win scenario where the gold farmers are making all the money.

Ramp Check discussion - a way to enforce that a player has the qualifications and authorization to use a particular air or aerospace craft.

Discussion of starting them in the simulator.

Tutorial is traditionally the last thing to be developed so no worries.

Realistic flight is great but potentially unengaging?

People who pilfer will only pilfer when player is offline... need to expand pilfering (steal, subvert colonists) but with some penalty for pilfee offline?

A-4 used to transport high profile individuals from A-B ... combat

Video Storyboard

Show the gameplay, rags to riches style, 3 seconds of each task like taxi, truck hauling, aircraft landing on runway, aerospace craft leaving the atmosphere, docking with orbital facility, then fade out listening to ATC.

Trey's questions to Bill

Q:What do you enjoy doing most in Rise?
B:I enjoy the Flying very much, I enjoy building, I love the problem solving.
What do I mean by Problem Solving? Well. You head out in to the unknown land and randomly
land, take samples, after a while you find the “Plots”
you think are good enough to build on. Make a way point so you can find it again.
Run Back to the City and buy the plots and then buy the
Construction PODS. Once you have your first farm started there you need to
build it up to where the Farm is NOW making more food then they need
for just them selves. After What feels like dozens of trips you look over the farm
and it is fully finished. Not you run back to the city and but the Mining Colony
and have to start building again. Once the mine is finally finished the next step is
usually a Township. As you start to build that you soon realize that the
Town is eating you out of all the food you were making and now you have to
start 2 more farms before you even see any return from your Town.
Then as you start going you realize it will take like 8 or 9 Farms to feed this
town once you get It to maximum population.

Frustrating yet Satisfying knowing that you have built all that.

Q:What moments make you proud?
B:Not Dying
It really is so easy to kill your self.
Re-enter to late and start to push down so you do not overshoot,
then hit the thick air to fast and over G.
It is very Satisfying to look over a group of 15 plots and Know that you built all that.
It is exciting to see a space station as you come to dock with it.
Re-entering from CPOC with an upgrade and full of Happy Pax (Passengers).

Q:What moments frustrate you?
B:Dying when I mess up
My Internet Provider deciding NOW would be a great time to unplug something important.
Under-powered vehicles.
NO Wheels on the E-10 and E-11!
I mean they have Skids you can't taxi!
Driving any where.

Q:What moments do you look forward to?
B:Landing and NOT dying, Finishing a Colony, Getting the colony group set up to that it will not need me to run them Food/ material every week.

Q:How much of Rise do you spend flying?
B:2-3 hours at least up to 5 hours.

Q:What do you like most about flying?
B:Landing safe

Q:What do you like least about flying?

Q:What can you do to harm another player indirectly?
B:Sell all my futures and bankrupt the city.
Fill their colonies with workers so they are over populated or steal the workers so they get mad.

Q:What can you do to harm another player directly?
B:Shoot them as they are just about to land, Ram them, Park a T-1 on the runway and lock it.

Q:Practically what reason do you see for purchasing an Wanderer or Prowler?
B:Prowler, Tag? Combat? Being a jerk.
Wanderer needs better Engines so it can climb to 50 Km and cruise like the T-1
T-1 needs better Engines so it can climb to 50 Km and cruise like it was supposed to. Flaps! so it can take off with a load.

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