Why are we here? If you’ve been here since the beginnings: “Came for an ARG, stayed for NMS.” If you joined later: “Came for NMS.” So we’re all here for the same reason, No Man’s Sky.
Our game had a rough launch. Hello Games (from the UK) hired a professional ARG company, Alice & Smith (based out of Canada), to entertain and unite their then fledgling NMS community. A&S then led a Waking Titan ARG, while HG improved and expanded upon their universe, and in doing so birthed our forums into exitance.
Our forums started out as ETARC (Edison Township Amateur Radio Club), and were later rebranded to Atlas CSD (Atlas Foundation’s Citizen Science Division), where we were introduced as Citizen Scientists.
Our purpose here was to solve the puzzles of the ARG, or rather “help to understand the nature of reality itself.” So once the ARG was over, what then became of our purpose here? Well, since A&S officially turned the forums over to HG, and HG officially told us to “continue on with sharing anything and everything related to NMS,” and to share whatever else is on our minds, we officially carried right on with doing just that, and we have done so quite thoroughly, I must say. Our archive is bursting with enrichments and is quite extensive.
Over the years, we have shared screenshots, videos, art, music and gaming, related and unrelated, wishes and speculations of every kind, and have written many great works in an attempt to inspire HG. We have discussed all kinds of interesting topics. In truth, our roots have come to run as deep as a family tree, here!
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