A galaxy-wide catastrophe known as the crystal storm has laid wasted to the Hermeian Galaxy, destroying many races and societies. Cities were leveled as giant shards of alien crystals rained down on the planets. For the survivors, their troubles had only just started. Once on the planet, the crystals embedded themselves deep underground and linked together, forming a hive mind known as the Crystal Scourge. Now it works to corrupt and poison the planet. Tasked with protecting their planet by mining and removing the crystals, players will need to establish a mining colony, then defend themselves against the forces of the Crystal Scourge as it works to destroy the player.