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We have added another sister community for those interested specifically in Space Opera. This community is run and operated by +John Ward +Lacerant Plainer and some other writers who might be fun to engage with.

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TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+

Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!

Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.
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#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  
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Thanks to +TheShortAndTheTall !
 
We released a new BETA for our game EFFING DEAD, vers. 0.8.9. 

EFFING DEAD is a SciFi Survival Action game in the style of Resident Evil 4.
You are a defense clone and you need to find our what's happen on a space station where other clones were infected by something unknown. 
The clones are specialized in find and storage water from the space but it seems that something goes wrong... 
It's up to you to find out what's going on, restore the space station power and clean the place from any "anomaly". You can use different type of weapons and perform barrel rolls to avoid grabs and do special moves.

SOME FEATURES:

   - Third person point of view with real time lighting and day/night time
   - 3D water with physics
   - In game Map with enemies presence
   - No need of inventory screen: change weapon and use stuff in game without any pause
   - Aim to interact and take control of different type of sensors
   - Exploration will need puzzles solving (we like action but also brain use )
   - Different type of custumizable weapons
   - Enemies with multiple type of AI and attack-defense behavior
   - Find the right tactics and the best way to kill the enemies for increasing your ammo and collecting coins for weapons upgrades
   - Do head shots or destroy bodies parts with your arsenal
   - Perform barrel rolls to avoid grabs and use the energy blade for special moves
   - Look out for your energy and prevent damage for the camera signal
   - Find out how to enter areas with camera signal shields 

FOR THE DOWNLOAD: Go to our indieDB page for the download or just jump on our site:
http://theshortandthetall.com/ 

If you like it, please spread the word! 
This version, 0.8.9, is the last before a major update with a lot of new feature and a new GFX style.
Today a new BETA version, 0.8.9, before the BIG UPDATE. Now you can enjoy the magic of the ragdoll on enemies - no more scripted animations but the pure joy of physics - and some difference to make the game a bit more arcade.
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Gliders : The concept is quite evocative for me, and I decided to create a flash fiction story based on this motif. I earlier posted about Dynamic gliding here http://goo.gl/kF3zab

Thanks to +Charles Strebor, I wrote this piece, now on my blog http://www.lacerantplainer.com/

Slight detour from the regular posts, regular programming will resume tomorrow!


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Reimagined Sci-FI Circle : Now new and improved!!! Trying a new paradigm... please +1 this post, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle.

An idea which +Richard Green has used in the recent past, please link one SF post of yours (short url with a descriptor) as a showcase post instead of thanking me!

As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!

Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  
Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5
Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1t
Doctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3
Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6
Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9
Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH

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Reimagined Sci-FI Circle : Now new and improved!!! Trying a new paradigm... please +1 this post, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle.

An idea which +Richard Green has used in the recent past, please link one SF post of yours (short url with a descriptor) as a showcase post instead of thanking me!

As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!

Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  
Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5
Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1t
Doctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3
Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6
Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9
Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH

#sciencefiction #scifi #sf  
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2014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!

All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!

Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  
Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5
Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1t
Doctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3
Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6
Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9
Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH

#sciencefiction #sf #scifi  
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TESLA Super Science Circle 2014 - June Edition!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended since 2011. Who is in this circle?  people who are either involved in science, love science or are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!

Have you wondered where one can meet with like-minded people who love science and like to read about the real stuff? This is the ultimate SUL on science.... add and share to keep it alive.
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From the SF community.....!
 
New trailer of Transformers 4 : Age of Extinction

Enjoy :)
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Thanks to +Justin Chung via +Mz Maau for this Christmas gif. Wish all our members a Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!
 
Portal Gun'd Tree!

Another cool Christmas tree. Aperture Science must be behind this one.

#ASHPD #portal #holiday
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+TheShortAndTheTall  is a small indie games team from Italy - Alessio (the short one) and Alberto (the tall one) contacted SF mods about offering their free Beta release of EFFING DEAD game in the Sci-Fi community.

EFFING DEAD is a survival game like the  Resident Evil 4, completely in 3D, with real-time light and shadows, glows and water physics, with a special touch -  from description on their website

Since they followed the rules for promotion in the community and seem like really nice guys, we are happy to help them and wish them best luck in making their game. =)

Feel free to check it out and if you like it let them know about it 
 
We released a new BETA for our game EFFING DEAD, vers. 0.8.9. 

EFFING DEAD is a SciFi Survival Action game in the style of Resident Evil 4.
You are a defense clone and you need to find our what's happen on a space station where other clones were infected by something unknown. 
The clones are specialized in find and storage water from the space but it seems that something goes wrong... 
It's up to you to find out what's going on, restore the space station power and clean the place from any "anomaly". You can use different type of weapons and perform barrel rolls to avoid grabs and do special moves.

SOME FEATURES:

   - Third person point of view with real time lighting and day/night time
   - 3D water with physics
   - In game Map with enemies presence
   - No need of inventory screen: change weapon and use stuff in game without any pause
   - Aim to interact and take control of different type of sensors
   - Exploration will need puzzles solving (we like action but also brain use )
   - Different type of custumizable weapons
   - Enemies with multiple type of AI and attack-defense behavior
   - Find the right tactics and the best way to kill the enemies for increasing your ammo and collecting coins for weapons upgrades
   - Do head shots or destroy bodies parts with your arsenal
   - Perform barrel rolls to avoid grabs and use the energy blade for special moves
   - Look out for your energy and prevent damage for the camera signal
   - Find out how to enter areas with camera signal shields 

FOR THE DOWNLOAD: Go to our indieDB page for the download or just jump on our site:
http://theshortandthetall.com/ 

If you like it, please spread the word! 
This version, 0.8.9, is the last before a major update with a lot of new feature and a new GFX style.
Today a new BETA version, 0.8.9, before the BIG UPDATE. Now you can enjoy the magic of the ragdoll on enemies - no more scripted animations but the pure joy of physics - and some difference to make the game a bit more arcade.
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Tks to the community for the support ;) Hope you enjoy EFFING DEAD.
Any comment are appreciated, don't be shy ^_^
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