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Once you get the hang of how things work, Extrasolar really draws you into its world. Exploring the planet is truly fascinating — as you tag and identify photos in your quest for life, you'll get detailed responses back from an exobiology expert. There's also a mystery at the heart of Extrasolar — what you discover and what your superiors tell you don't always match up, so there's some sleuthing to do in addition to your more traditional goals. The secrets you uncover in the world of Extrasolar will only heighten your desire to explore. Part of the reason the game is so compelling is that it feels surprisingly authentic.
Getting to locations takes a minimum of an hour of real time, so there's a lot of simply waiting (it's a great game to play in the background while you go about your day). But Extrasolar is also a strangely compelling. I found myself checking in many times a day to see how my rover was making progress, and you're able to capture beautiful images of the alien planet. I spent quite a bit of time scrutinizing each photo and listening to audio clues, hoping for signs of alien life.
Extrasolar: No Available Rovers
Thank you for your interest in the Extrasolar rover driver pilot program. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we have received, all entry-tier rovers that have been deployed on the planet’s surface have been assigned to drivers. As a result, for the time being, we are limiting our selections to accredited scientists with active government clearances.
Over the coming weeks, we will be selecting additional sites for landing capsules. We will notify you at [my email] if additional rovers become available. (Be sure to check your Spam or Promotions folders.)
In the meantime, you are invited to learn more about the eXoplanetary Research Institute (XRI) and the revolutionary Extrasolar rover driver pilot program.
what you discover and what your superiors tell you don't always match up, so there's some sleuthing to do in addition to your more traditional goals.
i don't trust the extrasolar program. lots of history there. let's just say i have good reason to look a little deeper.
How dull. explore a deserty rocky landscape oh wonderful. Im rushing out to buy that game.
I found my first 5. When you get your photos you can download them in Hi Res and have a closer look. Tag anything that looks organic and use all three of your tags for each photo. Also, in one photo I got three different species tagged, they gave me a merit badge for that! (The badges are on the profile page) Now they want me to find 10 more.
I submitted 7 photos and only 4 out of five species has been identified.
Damn, can someone post if all five species were identified? o/
eta: aha, just got the message from kryptex saying the mission control doesn't reveal everything, so I assume that one specie left unidentified is well classified
this is fun o/