You are the captain of a space ship in a fictional alternate dimension/universe. Originally from Earth, you came across documents produced by a theoretical physicist, Monk James, that let you to complete an experiment that whisked you off to this new alternate dimension.
This is a screen shot of a program being used to create randomized planets. Only in the proof of concept stage, the display shows a planet that is water based, the black areas are land and the white areas are mountains. In the game planets play a significant role in that players can land on them and setup mining colonies for resource harvesting. Additional iterations of this tool will create randomized maps of resources.