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DISCORD: https://discord.gg/CYNYpT9 PORTAL LINK: https://community.dualthegame.com/organization/tortuga Tortuga City is a building project of immense proportions looking for builders and residents to join in this great undertaking. Tortuga aim’s to be a community created, neutral player hub for all players in Dual Universe. As Alpha/Beta are now underway, Tortuga’s evolution as a community and city will progress up through launch. We will be testing, making blueprints, and finding out what we really need to keep a city going strong. At it’s heart, Tortuga is a city project for Dual Universe. Organization affiliations and agendas will play no part in the politics or development of this community hub. Please read this statement about Project Tortuga from Cybrex, the Project Director for Tortuga: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-esur-s4sCeCwH3kDGlV90iz4JkHljSaTOLHaKz_FCk/edit?usp=sharing WHY FOR YOU DU DIS??? Plenty of organizations have cities planned. Some of these are quite ambitious in scale and already quite advanced in planning. So why are we doing this? Well, it turns out that a bunch of us from different organizations have a real world background; or work in; urban design, town planning, architecture, construction and geospatial (mapping) systems. And through the course of talking "shop", we realised that real towns and cities grow organically (while guided with zoning), and the idea of a single organization enforcing a certain architectural style or design thinking approach was a bit odd. We wanted to make a place which, while based on some well thought out design rules and urban zoning, would have a feel of a free city, sprung up around trade, rather than a designed urban space (using a grid for instance) one sees with administrative cities such as Brasilia, Brasil, or Canberra, Australia. LOCATION? In the best interest of developing a city long term, we want to place Tortuga in a safe zone. However, based on how little we know, we are not going to decide the location yet. We could build within the safe zone on the first starting planet, we could build on a floating asteroid in space, settle another planet in the starting solar system, or wait until build it in a completely different system. This is what we plan to find during Alpha/Beta of Dual Universe. Finding out the best possible location that meets Tortuga’s needs. HOW DO WE GET THERE? For now, we have broken the development of Tortuga down into three basic phases. These stages of development will follow Dual Universe from the beginning of the Pre Alpha up until the final release. Phase One: Theory discussion and brainstorming of possible starting points for building. Understanding how the build system works etc. Phase Two: Deals with the actual planning and implementation of theories from Phase One. We will be piecing together Tortuga bit by bit as we finalize it’s layout. This will be a continuous process through Alpha/Beta until release. Phase Three: Begins on the day Dual Universe officially launches. This is when we will be putting the city together in a live setting. HOW TO GET INVOLVED? Join our Discord! We have created a server for all interested in parties for Tortuga. This will also act as the main communication application for Tortuga even after release. Simply join the server, and state that you would like to get involved in the development of the project. If you just want to live in Tortuga, then that’s fine too, join anyway. DISCORD: https://discord.gg/CYNYpT9 PORTAL LINK: https://community.dualthegame.com/organization/tortuga
Tortuga & Tales from Tortuga Tortuga City is a community city building project in the world of DUAL UNIVERSE. The city is a place for trade, manufacturing and shady business. You'll never find a more wretched hive of scum, villainy and dashing rogues. Separated from the shackles of organization affiliations and political agendas, the cyberpunk world of Tortuga with its skyscrapers and neon signs will be home to adventurers and agents, artists and militarists, traders and thiefs. Tales from Tortuga is a series of fictionalized stories set in this world, created for the entertainment of the colonists of Alioth and abroad. Our adventure doesn't take place in the actual Tortuga of the game, it only takes inspirations from it. The stories you will read are not part of the official lore of DUAL UNIVERSE, it's a story within a story. Tales from Tortuga will be released in episodes every two weeks on SpaceshipDrama.com and here in the forum. The episodes are written by different authors from the community and comprise of stand-alone stories that will tell a 12 issue long overarching plot. The cover art of the issues is also created by different artists. You can get in contact with the writers and artists on the Tortuga City Discord. - Already Released - Episode 1: Do Not Go Gently by Kurock (PDF, 1MB) Episode 2: The Artful Affirmative by Ben Fargo (PDF, 1MB) Episode 3: The Hunter, And the Hunted by Cybrex (PDF, 1MB) - Coming on November 16th - Episode 4: The Hunter, And the Hunted 2 by Cybrex - Further planned issues - Episode 5 by Einu Vei Episode 6 by Einu Vei Episode 7 by Ben Fargo Episode 8 by Agilulf Episode 9 by Lethys Episode 10 by Kurock Episode 11 by Empress Episode 12 - The Finale Series trailer as seen on Ark Central: The Tales from Tortuga team hopes you all enjoy reading our stories!