All games should have a story. Story can motivate and inspire or just be something fun and entertaining. In this game I am shooting for the later. I know, I know, Indie games should make us feel something to be 'successful' (or so it seems to me nowadays); and I enjoy games with really in-depth emotional stories... but sometimes I just want to laugh and blow stuff up.
This is a VERY rough draft of the story and might change completely:
The year is 2121. Scientists have discovered an asteroid (BAR-101), half the size of the moon, on a collision course with Earth. Normally this would cause great distress for the people of Earth, but because this asteroid will not make impact for another 1,000 years, most deem it as not important. Although there remain a few people that are concerned(a fringe political group formally called Republicans). To appease this minority group, the government of Earth spent billions of dollars to send a space shuttle to BAR-101. The shuttle crew’s mission is to place a Zero-Point-Energy bomb at the center of the asteroid and destroy it before it reaches Earth.
The shuttle, your shuttle, is named “The Superfluous”. This ship is equipped with state of the art cloning technology, in case you or your crew is met with an unfortunate end before the mission is complete. New crew DNA profiles are available for purchase in exchange for any valuable metal (gold) found on BAR-101.*
Your ship also has a research lab to upgrade your equipment using any minerals available. Though please note the upgrades are super expensive and don’t really make your gear that much more effective.
Your crew will be equipped with our most advanced environmental suits and super sweet jet packs to help them navigate through BAR-101’s many caves, chasms, crevices, crooks, and caverns.
You have approximately 999 years to complete your mission, so no procrastination. Remember the fate of the world might rest with you and your crew. Though popular consensus says we will either kill ourselves through nuclear war, a super virus, or by proving to aliens we are useless/dangerous to the rest of the galaxy.**
* While you were in cryo-sleep the funding for this mission was cut in lieu of nicer toilet seats.
**Consensus made through a social media poll.
Let me know what you think, what I should add, what I should take out, and if the 'Oxford comma' should be used.