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15th Aug '16 5:45:51 PM htuttle
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* While this is not your goal in ''{{XCom}} Interceptor'', as various corporations are the ones who set up mining bases in the Frontier, your task is protecting them from alien attacks.

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* While this is not your goal in ''{{XCom}} ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}: Interceptor'', as various corporations are the ones who set up mining bases in the Frontier, your task is protecting them from alien attacks.
3rd Jul '16 8:29:19 AM Quanyails
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** Outpost 2 is a more typical RTS game and while there is some building going on, ultimately everything you do will be destroyed by the apocalypse (possibly a reference to the first game's {{UnwinnableByMistake}} bugs). Though if you finish the campaign by outrunning the threat, [[spoiler: the survivors steal a rocket ship and depart to somewhere more hospitable]].

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** Outpost 2 is a more typical RTS game and while there is some building going on, ultimately everything you do will be destroyed by the apocalypse (possibly a reference to the first game's {{UnwinnableByMistake}} UnwinnableByMistake bugs). Though if you finish the campaign by outrunning the threat, [[spoiler: the survivors steal a rocket ship and depart to somewhere more hospitable]].
22nd Apr '16 3:36:46 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', following the conclusion of Space War I, which nearly annihilated all life on Earth and reduced the human population to mere millions, a massive space colonization program was started. The idea was to spread humanity out so that if Earth got blasted again, the whole human race wouldn't be at stake. Later series take place either on colony worlds or on large fleets looking for a colony world to settle.

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* In ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', following the conclusion of [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Space War I, I]], which nearly annihilated all life on Earth and reduced the human population to mere millions, a massive space colonization program was started. The idea was to spread humanity out so that if Earth got blasted again, the whole human race wouldn't be at stake. Later series take place either on colony worlds or on large fleets looking for a colony world to settle.
20th Mar '16 2:30:19 PM Prfnoff
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** ''CrossboneGundam'' meanwhile deconstructs the trope further with the Jovian colonies. As end-points for the ''Jupitris''-class cargo vessels carrying their precious Helium, Jupiter was promoted by the Federation as a bold opportunity for would-be settlers. But as the colonists and their descendants find out, life in the new frontier proves to be much harder, far more punishing and isolating than in the Earth Sphere. Which in turn fuels bitter resentment within the Jovian Empire.

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** ''CrossboneGundam'' ''Manga/MobileSuitCrossboneGundam'' meanwhile deconstructs the trope further with the Jovian colonies. As end-points for the ''Jupitris''-class cargo vessels carrying their precious Helium, Jupiter was promoted by the Federation as a bold opportunity for would-be settlers. But as the colonists and their descendants find out, life in the new frontier proves to be much harder, far more punishing and isolating than in the Earth Sphere. Which in turn fuels bitter resentment within the Jovian Empire.
19th Mar '16 3:01:37 AM Legius
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** ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' allows you to explore and colonize planets as one of several different races. Bonus points for each race having different requirements for what they consider an "ideal" world. For example, a hellhole for a human may be perfect for a [[InsectAliens Hiver]].

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** ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' allows you to explore and colonize planets as one of several different races. Bonus points for each race having different requirements for what they consider an "ideal" world. For example, a hellhole for a human may be perfect for a [[InsectAliens [[BeePeople Hiver]].
28th Jan '16 4:51:30 PM Heart
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* This trope is the basis of the entire plot of ''VisualNovel/OurPersonalSpace'', taking place on a newly founded extraterrestrial colony.
17th Jan '16 5:17:23 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarControl III'' tries to get the player to do this by allowing you to transport members of various allied races to habitable worlds in order to establish colonies that will then start to generate resources. One of the reasons why the fans of the second game hated this one.

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* ''StarControl III'' ''VideoGame/StarControl3'' tries to get the player to do this by allowing you to transport members of various allied races to habitable worlds in order to establish colonies that will then start to generate resources. One of the reasons why the fans of the second game hated this one.
9th Jan '16 4:52:34 PM StFan
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8th Jan '16 12:26:45 PM ChronoLegion
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** ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'' fits the typical pattern. The main difference is the utter absence of humans. All aliens are of the [[StarfishAliens starfish]] kind, except for the Minions who are machines and Balifids who look like {{Intelligent Gerbil}}s.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Ascendancy}}'' fits the typical pattern. The main difference is the utter absence of humans. All aliens are of the [[StarfishAliens starfish]] kind, except for the Minions who are machines and Balifids who look like {{Intelligent Gerbil}}s. Additionally, some worlds have no habitable "squares" at all, meaning that, while it's possible to land an initial colony hub there and, thus, call it a colony, it's impossible to develop it until terraforming is researched. The exceptions are the Orfa, who thrive in hostile environments.
8th Jan '16 12:20:47 PM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', humanity has settled thousands of worlds and explored hundreds of thousands in the 20,000 or so years since the discovery of interstellar travel (which happened in the mid-21st century). The titular character has been around for all this time (thanks to relativistic travel and the [[TheAgeless CR treatment]]) and has participated in a number of ventures related to humanity's expansion. In fact, his first "participation" was the test flight of a ship equipped with the Ramsden relativistic drive, during which he explores the [[UsefulNotes/LocalStars Alpha Centauri]] system and names a habitable planet there Persephone, after his daughter. Instead of returning home, he continues to explore a number of other nearby stars, discovering several more habitable worlds. By the time he returns to Earth, over a century has passed, and humanity begins to build colonization ships to settle the newly-discovered planets. Much later, French helps a group of settlers from San Brendan to terraform Brunnershabn, whose former settlers have destroyed themselves in a nuclear war, into a once-again livable planet now-called Transformed.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', humanity has settled thousands of worlds and explored hundreds of thousands in the 20,000 or so years since the discovery of interstellar travel (which happened in the mid-21st century). The titular character has been around for all this time (thanks to relativistic travel and the [[TheAgeless CR treatment]]) and has participated in a number of ventures related to humanity's expansion. In fact, his first "participation" was the test flight of a ship equipped with the Ramsden relativistic drive, during which he explores the [[UsefulNotes/LocalStars Alpha Centauri]] system and names a habitable planet there Persephone, Penelope, after his daughter. Instead of returning home, he continues to explore a number of other nearby stars, discovering several more habitable worlds. By the time he returns to Earth, over a century has passed, and humanity begins to build colonization ships to settle the newly-discovered planets. Much later, French helps a group of settlers from San Brendan to terraform Brunnershabn, whose former settlers have destroyed themselves in a nuclear war, into a once-again livable planet now-called Transformed.
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