Hypothalamus – When, Where, & How 06/08/2013 by Robert Hampson Robert continues to the second of three posts on the hypothalamus. This month he breaks down the hypothalamus into its different regions and their functions. [READ MORE]
Root of the Problem... 06/01/2013 by Jamie Boyer "Roots" are one of the most important and least understood parts of the plant. It appears that the ability of plants to anchor to a substrate and absorb water and minerals from the environment are two crucial hurdles that plants had to overcome in Earth's evolution... [READ MORE]
The Future of Crowdfunded Space Missions 05/31/2013 by David Geaney "...I was intrigued by the concept of the 'Terraboom Era' where governments, corporations, and even individuals collaborated to gather the necessary resources for space colonization. What struck me were the similarities between the ‘Terraboom Era’ and our current time. For decades governments and corporations have teamed up to generate space missions, but recently it has become easier for individual people to contribute to space missions. Perhaps the emergence of crowdfunding will initiate the first 'Terraboom Era' here on Earth..." [READ MORE]
Staying Alive: Radiation Exposure in Space 05/21/2013 by Amitai Bin-Nun One of the biggest hazards faced by astronauts as they go above the surface of the Earth is exposure to radiation, which is energy or matter moving through space. Radiation is dangerous because intense, energetic particles can penetrate deep into the human body and damage some of the cells that make up the body... [READ MORE]
Terraforming 101 05/15/2013 by Jacob Haqq-Misra The concept of altering the global climate of a planet to make it more suitable for human colonization is known as terraforming. One reason to terraform a planet, such as Mars, is to increase its overall surface temperature to make the climate warmer for humans... [READ MORE]
Hypothalamus: The Control Center. 05/08/2013 by Robert Hampson The Hypothalamic SSI is the ideal implant for a future astronaut or colonist. Harsh environments, temperature and pressure extremes, micro (or no) gravity, and altered day/night and seasonal cycles all suggest that a Hypothalamic SSI is not just optional, but necessary – hence its inclusion in the scientifically realistic Escaping Titan... [READ MORE]
Wild Medicine and Fuel 05/01/2013 by Jamie Boyer How likely are we to use plants for non-edible reasons in a space colony - for medicine, fuels, and even toxins? Although not your first thought, there is room for plants playing many roles in this new world... [READ MORE]
Fungal Networking and Symbiosis for the Future 04/28/2013 by Nathan Nolte Early in mankind's development, strange looking mushrooms were often thought to be plants. Lichens, molds and other fungi were looked upon with confusion or even fear. These mysterious little organisms may hold a very unique key to our future... [READ MORE]
Getting Up There: Space Elevators on Earth and Titan 04/21/2013 by Amitai Bin-Nun A space elevator is a way to get to space without using rocket based propulsion. It’s main component is a tall, thin tower, called a tether, that goes from Earth into space. A vehicle, filled with objects, attaches to the structure and can ride up into space... [READ MORE]
Kickstarter Success! 04/18/2013 by Tyler Yohe Thank you to all of you that donated, we managed to hit 336% of goal in our Kickstarter Campaign.
We are now hard at work on the Escaping Titan Sourcebook Collection. Stay tuned for updates!
AMA session for our LIVE Hangout 04/18/2013 by Tyler Yohe For anyone looking to ask questions during our LIVE Google+ Hangout feel free to join our Reddit AMA and ask away!
LIVE Kickstarter Hangout 04/18/2013 by Tyler Yohe For anyone looking to watch our
LIVE Kickstarter Hangout celebrating the final 3 hours of our campaign.
Life Around An Evolving Star 04/17/2013 by Jacob Haqq-Misra This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Jacob Haqq-Misra shares with us the long-term view of our solar system in
Life Around An Evolving Star.
Little Cortex here, A Little Cortex there... 04/09/2013 by Robert Hampson This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Little Cortex here, A Little Cortex there... there's a map for that. A map of the sections of the brain needed to control and possibly enhance motor functions using Synapse Stimulant Implants!
Better Building Through Plants 04/01/2013 by Jamie Boyer This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Jamie Boyer takes us through some possibilities for building materials and other non-edible uses for plants on Titan in Better Building Through Plants!
The Huygens Lander Falling to Titan 03/28/2013 by Amy Teitel This month's Science Behind the Sci-Fi guest blogger, Amy Teitel writes about the first mission to the surface of Titan which is a fascinating story covering years of preparation and culminated in The Huygens Lander Falling to Titan.
Looking for WaterWorld 03/22/2013 by Amitai Bin-Nun This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Amitai Bin-Nun goes Looking for WaterWorld on the moons of our solar system. Can any of them support life better than Titan?
AMA on Reddit 03/17/2013 by Tyler Yohe Join us on our reddit AMA and ask us anything! Ask about #Kickstarter, #MegaCon vs #PAXEast animation contest, or #scibehindscifi
16 Bit Assassins Interview 03/15/2013 by Chris Kochel Co-Founder Chris shares some information about Broken Crown and the Kickstarter with the 16 Bit Assassins podcast in that they're calling "That's no moon....drink".
Forum Issues 03/15/2013 by Chris Kochel Due to increased traffic our forums may be intermittently unavailable. If you are unable to get to them, please try again later. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you participated in the Megacon Dance Competition your submissions will be listed in the evening of the day you danced, with videos to follow.
Iapetus: The Yin-Yang Planet 03/15/2013 by Jacob Haqq-Misra This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Jacob Haqq-Misra tells us about Saturn's third largest moon, Iapetus: The Yin-Yang Planet.
Escaping Titan: Sourcebook Collection Kickstarter Launched 03/15/2013 by Chris Kochel We have officially launched our first Kickstarter! The
Escaping Titan: Sourcebook Collection will be focused on growing our community and enhancing the community outreach which we already do. We are also participating in Kicking it Forward which means we will spend 5% of the profits on other Kickstarter projects to help facilitate the continuation of this great funding source!
Dr. Geek's Lab 03/14/2013 by Chris Kochel Tune in to the most recent episode of Dr. Geek's Lab where Chris and Tyler stop by for an interview about Broken Crown: Escaping Titan.
Driving by the seat of your... Cortex?!? 03/07/2013 by Robert Hampson This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Robert Hampson describes the concept behind the "self-buff" ability in Broken Crown: Escaping Titan. So buckle up and prepare to start Driving by the seat of your... Cortex?!?
Growing an Edible System on Titan 03/01/2013 by Jamie Boyer This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Jamie Boyer continues his discussion about food in space, or in this case, on Titan itself! Let's explore how settlers might begin Growing an Edible System on Titan.
On the Surface of Titan 02/28/2013 by Sanjoy Som This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, NASA Astrobiologist, Sanjoy Som explains what settlers might find, and how they would be able to see it On the Surface of Titan.
Dangers of Space Travel: Black Holes 02/20/2013 by Amitai Bin-Nun This week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Amitai Bin-Nun sheds some light on the Dangers of Space Travel: Black Holes. Read along, as we learn how to avoid these super-dense space ship traps.
Atmosphere from Ice on Rhea 02/15/2013 by Jacob Haqq-Misra This week on Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Jacob Haqq-Misra tells us about Atmosphere from Ice on Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon. Imagine what this icy planetary body might have in store for settlers of Titan!
GDC Expo Pass Giveaway 02/08/2013 by Broken Crown Games GDC Expo Pass Giveaway
We have too many passes for GDC - what to do?! Well we figure this is a great opportunity for press, fans, or other developers, and we don't want it to go to waste! So we decided to have a giveaway! (YouTube link)
Stimulating Ideas 02/08/2013 by Robert Hampson This week on Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Robert Hampson is at it again, bringing us some Stimulating Ideas about how the augmented abilities that some characters in Escaping Titan will have, might be achieved through science! Also, choose your 3 favorite brain enhancements in the poll at the top.
What does ancient Earth tell us? 02/01/2013 by Jamie Boyer This week on Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Jamie Boyer enlightens us about the potential for life on Titan. See what does ancient Earth tell us about the possibilities for life on other planets.
Space Game Junkie Interview (Part 2) 01/31/2013 by Tyler Yohe Google Hangout interview with SpaceGameJunkie Part 2
Space Game Junkie Interview (Part 1) 01/31/2013 by Tyler Yohe Google Hangout interview with SpaceGameJunkie Part 1
The Broken Crown Event 01/28/2013 by Alma Ruiz-Velasco For this month's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, join guest panelist Alma Ruiz-Velasco as she discusses the science behind The Broken Crown Event. Can a massive solar flare wipe out the Earth's atmosphere?
Life in An Orange Haze... 01/21/2013 by Amitai Bin-Nun This week on Science Behind the Sci-Fi, Astronomer and Astrophysicist Amitai Bin-Nun shares with us the view from Titan's surface in Life in An Orange Haze...
Methane Rains on Titan 01/15/2013 by Jacob Haqq-Misra This week on Science Behind the Sci-Fi, get out your umbrellas as Astrobiologist Jacob Haqq-Misra takes us on a meteorological tour of the Methane Rains on Titan. You might also want to bring a coat, it can get a bit cold when methane is in liquid form!
Brain and Brain: What is Brain? 01/07/2013 by Robert Hampson For this week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, we welcome Robert Hampson who will share with us some of the basics upon which we will build our Synapse Stimulant Implants in his post Brain and Brain: What is Brain?.
Happy New Year! 01/01/2013 by Chris Kochel Happy New Year! We'd like to welcome our panelists who will be participating in our #SciBehindSciFi forums. We also encourage you all to read what they have to say and get involved with the conversations.
What's for Dinner 12/31/2012 by Jamie Boyer For this week's Science Behind the Sci-Fi, we ask What's for Dinner with our resident Paleobotanist, Jamie Boyer. Read along as we explore the delicacies awaiting astronauts and settlers who make the long space voyage to Mars, Titan and beyond!
365 days of astronomy podcast 12/19/2012 by Tyler Yohe CEO, Tyler appeared on the podcast 365 days of astronomy to talk about Edutainment.
Public Google Calendar 11/30/2012 by Chris Kochel Added a public calendar on the right side of the site that you can add to your own google calendar to stay up to date with upcoming events.
New Company Logo 08/30/2012 by Chris Kochel Thanks to Tony, our lead artist, we now have a new company logo which we've add to the site as well as the forums.
Welcome Dr. Thunder! 08/28/2012 by Tyler Yohe We happily welcome the experience of new development team member, Chris Cheng! He will be focusing on
bringing our games to life with his code programming skills!
New Website 08/16/2012 by Chris Kochel We've rolled out our new website. Let us know what you think of the changes using our new Contact Us page!
LASP New Media Workshop 07/20/2012 by Tyler Yohe CEO, Tyler Yohe, attended the LASP New Media Workshop at the University of Colorado.
While there he was able to meet a number of influential members of the space science community, Alan Stern (former NASA Executive) and David Geaney (creator of MarsTravel.org).
2013 National Space Symposium 07/09/2012 by Tyler Yohe Our team has begun talks with representatives at the Space Foundation in order to exhibit at the 2013 National Space Symposium!
Welcome Asa! 06/26/2012 by Tyler Yohe We'd like to welcome on the newest member to the Broken Crown Games Volunteer Army, Asa Gillette!
Asa is lending a hand as a technical lead, where he will be focusing primarily on game pre-production management!
Welcome Tony! 06/20/2012 by Tyler Yohe We are excited to announce the first addition to the Broken Crown Games Volunteer Army, Tony Liu!
Tony will be joining the fight as the lead 3D character artist!
GDC Play 05/25/2012 by Tyler Yohe Broken Crown Games is exploring the possibility of hosting a GDC Play exhibit at GDC 2013 in San Francisco, CA!
The Broken Crown Event 03/01/2012 by Tyler Yohe Our first attempt at a game trailer. The Broken Crown Event: