Contest 'Crystal Science'


‘Ellydium’ corporation had focused on the study of Aliens and succeeded.

Their scientists, equipped with high-end tech and tools, managed to break through and find out the following:

  • Crystallids are machines created by a different civilization.
  • Over centuries of self-development Crystallids evolved into a society of ‘functions’ with a shared mind.
  • Their technology is based on using the Signal’s energy.
  • Crystallid energy generator (a green spinning element) — the hub in Alien structures — converts the Signal and provides communication between Crystallids.


Unfortunately, that’s all we managed to find out. Scientists need your help, pilots!

To further the study of Crystallid technologies we need a hypothesis. Any guess could be a step in the right direction!


Contest terms and conditions:

  • You need to write a short story, related to the main theme, and upload it to a [special section of the forums](< base_url >/index.php?/topic/32092-contest-crystal-science-stories/).
  • The theme of the story is ‘Crystallids’. The rest is up to you — release your imagination!
  • One participant can publish only one story.
  • The story must be unique and written specifically for this contest.


Entries will be accepted until December 25th. Winners will be announced later and will receive a reward from UMC:

1st place — 8000 Galactic Standards
2nd place — 6500 Galactic Standards
3rd place — 5000 Galactic Standards

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