Recent Articles In Offworld Dev Journals
September 18, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
From the desk of Anastasia Xu
Heiress of the Asteroid Syndicate

Everyone comes to Mars with grandiose ideas. Booming businesses, second chances, a new life…

Me? I came to Mars because I was bored. 

Everyone always talks about how difficult it is to run a business. Frankly, I think they’re simply missing the ease of it. Hire competent people and demand that they do their jobs. You shouldn’t have to lift a finger to do anything once you get the pieces in place pro...
September 11, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
Recorded by Reni-6
Worker - Yoshimi Robotics

This recording is for recordkeeping and posterity. If our mission should fail and our circuits are taken offline, our creators will know what went wrong. I am called Reni-6 and I have been in charge of overseeing development efforts here on Mars.
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My primary creation function is to aid the colony by building up and supplying resources to fit the needs of the humans residing there. My counterpart, Joji-5, said something about domination, ...
September 5, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
From the desk of Ilana Kamat
New Meridian Scientist - Lead Research Developer

My current analysis of the situation is - it could be worse.

Sure, it could also be a hell of a lot better, but it definitely could be worse.

They call space the final frontier, but I personally think that it’s only the beginning, a stepping stone to greater things and larger horizons. There are plenty of people who think that this is as far as we’ll ever go, and that’s fine by me - let...
August 28, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
They underestimated me. They always underestimate me.

I didn’t have one of the most successful real estate businesses in the state of California for nothing, you know. Coming to Mars was an easy choice - the colonies here would absolutely need someone with an eye for development, an eye for the long term goal - and that’s me.

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I had offers from all over, of course, but the Russians always provided the best benefits. They had me settle on Thaumasia Planum, which certain...
August 8, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Community member philothanic has posted about an upcoming newcomer FFA tournament on August 19th.

See all the details in the post below and be sure to join our Discord channel here.

https://forums.offworldgame.com/484534/Sign-up-now-for-the-5th-Newcomers-FFA-Tournament-on-August-19th-1900-GMT-15

 
August 4, 2017 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Community Map Event happening this Saturday, August 5! This is a casual event where everyone is welcome to come and play. All the details can be found in our Discord channel here.

https://discord.gg/v7uVuah

 
August 21, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
From the desk of Frank Dawson
Foreman - Reclamation, INC.

Sometimes, I wonder why I ever came to this bleedin’ rock.

Then I remember I didn’t really have a choice. I made the most of it, though, and it beats rotting away in that prison. Come to Mars and make a new life for yourself is what all the slogans said. I didn’t really believe any of ‘em, but I guess I have to admit I was wrong. 

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It’s hard watching the money roll in knowin’ tha...
August 14, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
From the desk of Maisie SongSeneca Development Mars is beautiful. When I say beautiful, I don’t mean the landscape -- although there is kind of an eerie serenity to it. No, what I really mean are the opportunities. My family wasn’t thrilled when I decided to take the job off world, but I wasn’t about to let the chance to become more than just an intern pass me by. [[..]] What I really wasn’t prepared for when I got there was the amount of debt. I guess...
August 7, 2017 by Tatiora on tatiora
Memo from the desk of Philippa Ndiaye
CEO of the Diadem Trust

The future lies in the hands of people like us. We must rise above these failings and lead humanity to greater prosperity.

My father is a wise man, and I have never forgotten those words. When he sought retirement and left his company to me, I followed his procedures to the letter - because they worked. Whispers of nepotism an an effortless inheritance based on anything but merit reached my ears, but I paid none o...
May 24, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Jupiter’s Forge is the first major expansion to Offworld Trading Company and it certainly wouldn’t be complete without additions to the campaign. Io has come to OTC, bringing with it significant changes to to resource tree, specifically centered around water. This means that simply adding to the Martian campaign was never going to be enough, and Io therefore has received its own separate campaign.

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Every CEO in Offworld has received a new set of engineers that will be...
May 17, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
The Nomads of the Penrose Collective aren’t the only ones throwing their hats into the ring. With them comes the Diadem Trust, known quite simply as the Elites. Led by Philippa Ndiaye, this faction is not looking to be sneaky, crafty, or clever. Their plan is to overwhelm to competition with the raw strength of their corporate empire.

Every last bonus the Trust brings with them comes from their superior advanced buildings. Some of these bonuses are straightforward, and easily exploitabl...
May 10, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
The promise of a new theater of capitalism has brought new competitors with it. The first of these is The Penrose Collective (also known as "Nomads"), a ragtag community brought together under the unifying leadership of Ezra Hoang. This group’s atypical practices have allowed them to find a place in the still young solar economy.

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Much like our other abnormal corporation - the outcast Scavengers - the Nomads don’t rely on steel to form the foundation of th...
May 3, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Hello everyone, and welcome to another Dev Journal. Jupiter’s Forge development continues, but this week we’re going to take a break from talking about it. This is because we’ve seen many returning players coming back to OTC, and given that we’ve just celebrated Offworld’s first anniversary this past week it seemed like a good to time to catch them up on some of the major changes we’ve seen this year.

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- Balance -OTC hasn’t seen many major ba...
April 26, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Last week we covered what’s available (and not available) on the surface of Io. The schedule says this week we’re going to have a special journal entry for OTC’s anniversary. That’s still coming in a couple of days, but for now we’re going to talk about all the new buildings available on Io and how you can use them to survive on this truly barren rock.

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- Water -Finding water on Mars is not easy. Buried far underground or in ice that has to be melte...
April 19, 2017 by Zultar327 on Zultar
Hello everyone, and welcome to our second dev journal about Jupiter’s Forge. Today we’re going to begin digging into the meat of the upcoming Offworld expansion, starting with the most obvious place, Io itself.

As we talked about last week, Io is not a pleasant place to be. A good look at the moon’s surface should reveal why. Immediately alarming is the fact that Io is covered in lava flows and volcanic pits. However, most of this lava is composed of basalt. This is in fact ...