Far Eden was one of many planets outside our solar system discovered in the first decades of the 21st century. While Far Eden was relatively close to Earth in cosmic terms, it was still many light years distant. So communications took a long time to reach it—communications such as this one from Dr. Thomas Adams to his daughter, Joule:
When Dr. Adams sent this message from his Core research lab on Earth, Joule and other colonists were already on ships bound for Far Eden as part of a daring mission to build a new home for mankind.
In the 2020s, Earth had been ravaged by a terrible disease called Dust Devil. A concerted global effort, led by an organization known as the Mandate, did its best to manage outbreak after outbreak of this deadly contagion. But the Mandate wasn’t able to stop Dust Devil. And they knew that human life on Earth was doomed.
So after receiving promising data from probes sent to Far Eden, the Mandate launched a series of missions to the planet. First, thousands of Corebots were sent to build atmospheric processing facilities capable of taming Far Eden’s storm-ridden atmosphere. Later, a first group of colonists that included Joule—but not her father—made the journey away from Earth.
These colonists would hibernate in cryo-sleep for 200 years while the terraforming process finished. When Joule and the other Far Eden personnel woke, they thought they would step out onto a garden world with blue skies, water, trees…
Well, that was the plan anyway.
Instead when Joule and her Corebot companion, Mack, awake, the terraforming machines have failed, most of the Corebots have gone rogue, and the other human colonists are nowhere to be found. The only contact Joule has with Earth is this centuries-old message from her Father.
Now, with the fate of humanity resting on her shoulders, it’s up to Joule to get Far Eden back on track. To do this she—and you—must explore Far Eden’s dunes and dungeons, braving untold dangers hidden beneath the surface of this beautiful and mysterious world.