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22nd May '17 1:45:18 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/StarRuler2'', one of the artifacts allows you to create a floating continent on any world. The continent can have buildings placed on it, and it can be relocated by expending energy. For example, one might cover it in orbital defense lasers to turn any world into a fortress in a jiffy.
19th May '17 12:16:26 PM MasterN
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* The entirety of ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' takes place on (or more accurately inside) a floating island. Depending on the ending you get, it either falls from the sky or starts falling but stops.
** It's an interesting case, because the nature of the place as a floating continent is kept hidden from the player for quite some time. The extensive cave network and the references to "The Surface" are pretty good at convincing you that the game is taking place ''underground''. Turns out that the surface refers to ''below'' the island.
*** Doubly interesting in that, while the actual mechanics are more-or-less of the AWizardDidIt variety, the root causes of the island's flotation are very much a part of the game's plot. [[spoiler:In fact, the truth of the matter seems to be a mystery to the island's denizens. The stated reason, while functionally true, is not inherently necessary.]]

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* The entirety of ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' [[spoiler: takes place on (or more accurately inside) a floating island. island.]] Depending on the ending you get, [[spoiler: it either falls from the sky or starts falling but stops.
stops.]]
** It's an interesting case, because [[spoiler: the nature of the place as a floating continent is kept hidden from the player for quite some time. The extensive cave network and the references to "The Surface" are pretty good at convincing you that the game is taking place ''underground''. Turns out that the surface refers to ''below'' the island.
island.]]
*** Doubly interesting in that, while the actual mechanics are more-or-less of the AWizardDidIt variety, the root causes of [[spoiler: the island's flotation flotation]] are very much a part of the game's plot. [[spoiler:In fact, the truth of the matter seems to be a mystery to the island's denizens. The stated reason, while functionally true, is not inherently necessary.]]
10th May '17 8:57:17 PM Sehoolighan
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* The floating city of Bhujerba in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', which floats due to a high quantity of a minable magic crystal called 'magicite'. There are other floating landmasses ssen as background images, but Bhujerba is the only populated one.

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* The floating city of Bhujerba in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', which floats due to a high quantity of a minable magic crystal called 'magicite'. There are other floating landmasses ssen seen as background images, but Bhujerba is the only populated one.
23rd Apr '17 2:50:20 PM nombretomado
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*** Doubly interesting in that, while the actual mechanics are more-or-less of the AWizardDidIt variety, the root causes of the island's floatation are very much a part of the game's plot. [[spoiler:In fact, the truth of the matter seems to be a mystery to the island's denizens. The stated reason, while functionally true, is not inherently necessary.]]
* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' seems to really like these.

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*** Doubly interesting in that, while the actual mechanics are more-or-less of the AWizardDidIt variety, the root causes of the island's floatation flotation are very much a part of the game's plot. [[spoiler:In fact, the truth of the matter seems to be a mystery to the island's denizens. The stated reason, while functionally true, is not inherently necessary.]]
* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' seems to really like these.
29th Mar '17 6:57:21 AM SebastianGray
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* In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', the Kharadron Overlords live in floating sky-port cities in the skies of Chamon, the Realm of Metal, held aloft by the mystical science of the aether-endrins. These sky-ports are centres of commerce and culture with the six greatest ports of Barak-Nar, Barak-Zilfin, Barak-Zon, Barak-Urbaz, Barak-Mhornar and Barak-Thryng forming the Geldraad, a council of representatives that act as the Kharadron government.
5th Mar '17 12:00:48 AM Trying2CIt
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* ''VideoGame/StratosphereConquestOfTheSkies'' has flying fortresses that you control directly. The game is divided in between a building interface, where you get to build the fortress of your dreams, and the actual action, where you control the fortress as if it was a ship and blast enemy fortresses out of the sky while you try to minimize damage to yours. Everything is explained away with the presence of magical minerals of some sort.

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* ''VideoGame/StratosphereConquestOfTheSkies'' has flying fortresses that you control directly. The game is divided in between a building interface, where you get to build the fortress of your dreams, and the actual action, where you control the fortress as if it was were a ship and blast enemy fortresses out of the sky while you try to minimize damage to yours. Everything is explained away with the presence of magical minerals of some sort.
4th Mar '17 1:55:50 PM nombretomado
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* The shortlived MarvelComics ''[[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/weirdworld.htm Weirdworld]]'' setting has the floating island of Klarn, homeland of the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elves]].

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* The shortlived MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''[[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix4/weirdworld.htm Weirdworld]]'' setting has the floating island of Klarn, homeland of the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Elves]].
2nd Feb '17 1:26:24 PM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' has The Flying Island of Tipaan (a luxury resort). It travels over several of the provinces of Baravada.
27th Jan '17 5:52:23 PM BaconZorp
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* ''VideoGame//RagnarokOnline'' has the floating city of Juno, only accessible by airship and one very narrow bridge from the mainland, powered by magical shards.

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* ''VideoGame//RagnarokOnline'' ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has the floating city of Juno, only accessible by airship and one very narrow bridge from the mainland, powered by magical shards.
23rd Jan '17 12:01:02 AM Luppercus
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* Episode “Top Gum” of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has Cubby learning how to fly Icarus-style and discovering the floating island of the Aerials; mythical WingedHumanoids of a fairy tale Grammi use to read him. Turns out the Aerials [[spoiler:are really evil and where left there on purpose by the ancient gummies as they where AirPirates.]]

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* Episode “Top Gum” of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has Cubby learning how to fly Icarus-style and discovering the floating island of the Aerials; mythical WingedHumanoids {{Winged Humanoid}}s of a fairy tale Grammi use to read him. Turns out the Aerials [[spoiler:are really evil and where left there on purpose by the ancient gummies as they where AirPirates.Air Pirates.]]
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