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A terran space platform environment

Space platforms are terran structures designed for use in both geostationary orbit and deep space and have a variety of functions, including staging areas, supply depots and habitation. Space platforms come with their own gravity accelerators,[1][2] though at least some terran units (such as the siege tank) are also equipped with on-board gravity generators, in case of a power failure on the platform itself.[1]

Some platforms have legitimate businesses[3] and in some cases, be entirely based on this.[4]

Alien space platforms also exist.[5] The protoss are one such species that has their own version of orbital space platforms,[6] as are the xel'naga, who equipped at least one of their space platforms with rip fields.[7]

HistoryEdit

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Protoss forces at a space platform orbiting Braxis Alpha

At some point, strange symbols appeared on space platforms located at the edges of known space, bearing similarities to symbols found on Earth that were often theorized to have been created by alien spacecraft. Teams of scientists were dispatched in an attempt to finally learn whether these symbols were due to simple plasma induced phenomenon or intelligently controlled formations with universal teaching.[8]

During the Brood War, many platforms were abandoned, thus becoming the property of pirates, smugglers and bandits,[9] or simply destroyed by the UED and zerg.[10]

Notable PlatformsEdit

Main article: Space platforms
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Space platform industry

NotesEdit

Space platforms serve as settings in StarCraft and StarCraft II. They have their own tileset in each case.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Neilson, Micky (December 18, 2000). StarCraft: Uprising. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0743-41898-0 (eBook).
  2. Neilson, Micky. "StarCraft: Hybrid." Amazing Stories 601 (Spring 2000): 70-75.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Dylarian Shipyards (in English). 1998.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Bubba's Gas & Grub. Commercial after "In Utter Darkness." (in English). 2010.
  5. Dustin Browder, Nick Breckon. 2009-06-29. StarCraft 2 Bonanza: Beta Still Not Dated, But New Screenshots, Singleplayer Details. Shacknews. Accessed 2009-06-29.
  6. Corey Konieczka, Robert A. Kouba, Dan Clark (December 17, 2008). StarCraft: The Board Game: Brood War. Fantasy Flight Games. ASIN 1589945034
  7. 2010-04-30, BlizzChat Developer Chat on Twitter 4/30. Battle.net forums, accessed on 2010-05-06
  8. Enigma. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed 2007-11-03
  9. 1999-10-29. Ricochet. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed 2007-10-14.
  10. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 1416-55083-6.

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