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Hardwar (Windows)

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Back of Box - Windows (UK):
    Work Rest Play Dig
    LAZARUS FACTION
    MISSION: SURVIVAL - ESCAPE FROM TITAN
    You're an Operative in the claustrophobic terminally ill city of (Misplaced) Optimism, the last crater cluster on barren mined-out Titan. Scan comms channels for salvage or sabotage jobs, aim to better your reputation, gain credit, enhance your Moth (your ship, your only real asset) and escape.

    WHERE ALL TIME TURNS INTO NEVER
    T1T/4N-D0LL4R W0RK. (3)R5

    Y0U P4Y W3 C4R3

    Hardwar MARK I tested gameplay features


    true 3-d city


    dynamic flight engine


    multiple vehicle choice


    interactive communications


    personalised flight interface


    realtime gameplay-combat


    TRADE UP OR TRADE IN

    HARDW(A)R PC / V FINAL.2

    TRUE 3-D FLIGHT

    ACTION

    MASS DOG FIGHTS

    TACTICAL TRADING



    ON THE BARREN MOON TITAN, WITHIN THE CITY OF (MISPLACED) OPTIMISM, SCAVENGER OPERATORS AND RAM-RUNNERS FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO COURIER THE LAST OF TITAN'S WORTHLESS RICHES. CAUGHT BETWEEN THE POWERPLAYS OF NEO-FEUDAL CORPORATIONS AND MUTANT UNDERWORLD CARTELS, THERE IS ONLY ONE ESCAPE. OFF-PLANET. ...YOU'RE GOING TO NEED ALL THE HARDWAR(E) YOU CAN GET.

    WELCOME TO TITAN. 00614.25.X-23 YOUR GUIDES:// TDR: SYSTEM23

    CODE: FUTURELOVERS

    MAKE IT SO

    PRE MINE-CORP™ OPTIMISM

    GREMLIN GAME NET http://www.gremlin.co.uk

    Hardweb://www

    random interactive missions
    communications and trading
    full network options


    :) END.

    The cold sun rises. as it does every day, scarcely illuminating the cold metal of the buildings around you, tacky neon lights fizz in the pale light. day has no definition against night here. every day is the same. you feel your stomach churn and you balk as the rotting stench of this barren moon fills your head. the radio crackles into life next to you. bringing the only optimism you have ever known. you hear the DJ Chatter and start to visualise another person's nightmares. your harsh reality begins to fade. you feel the last thread of humanity snap inside you. only one goal now. only one hope. the single mindedness will take you closer to your demons and destroy your soul. other life is worthless to you and can be disregarded. you must escape this planet that binds you.

    MISSIONS FOR FUTURE GREED
    TACTICAL CARTELS vs YOU, FEEL THE HATRED
    THE SOUND TRACK TO THE REAL WORLD

    Contributed by PolloDiablo (16616) on Oct 18, 2010.

Jewel Case Manual Introduction (UK):
    Titan. A freezing moon within our own solar system. A neglected mining outpost established centuries ago within a series of craters. Once, it proved to be a profitable enterprise, but the corporations backed out, leaving the staff and colonists to fend for themselves. This is the bleak city of Misplaced Optimism.

    Factions have formed in the intervening years and a political and military stalemate has evolved, organisations hoard and grudgingly trade the scarce resources in an attempt to survive, all the time, they watch for a break which may tilt the balance of power in their favour.

    The factions themselves are not the wholesome corporations they once were. Their distrust has led to the use of some extremely unorthodox methods, always keeping the power and control among a select few. Centuries of interbreeding, mass cloning, genocidal class cleansing, sterilisation and other spiteful operations have all contributed to shape a race which can only tenuously be labelled 'Human'. After two hundred years of isolation, the inhabitants have become both morally and genetically corrupt. Little will motivate these souls, but there is one common desire: To leave this cold, harsh rock.

    Those who earn their wings can make a good living, whether they work as traders, or become entwined in the ferocious power struggle that has emerged from the ever growing social tension. Information, thoughts, feelings and rumours are echoed around the city by the neutral, but informative Hardwarp FM. For many, it's a way of holding onto sanity, but for others? It's an opportunity...

    Contributed by Jack Lightbeard (2653) on Nov 08, 2004.

Unknown Source:
    True 3-D flight action
    Mass Dogfights
    Tactical Trading

    On the barren moon Titan, within the city of Misplaced Optimism, scavenger operators and ram-runners fight for the right to courier the last of Titan's worthless riches............

    Contributed by cuchulainn (17) on Jul 17, 2000.