18 Works in Outer Wilds (Video Game)

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    Just reaching the near end of their relapsing journey, Onyx one day doesn't come back, and is essentially a sleeping brick, trapped in their own conscious. Hornfels receives a transmission from Onyx a mere week before their launch day, and its origins are of a different time. It's up to Hal and Hornfels to decrypt this message and understand what it tries to convey before it's too late.

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    A Traveller's last thoughts are always of home.

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    Between the end and the beginning, there's a forest.

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    You know how this works, you're used to it. The weight of its impact has no affect on you. But maybe, just maybe, there really is something still deep inside that after all these loops is getting to you.

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    Solanum was at the end of her Quantum Voyage.
    She was excited. Finally it was her turn to see The Eye, or at least its Reflection.
    Though it did make her a little nervous, she shuddered walking through the gnarled branches of Dark Brambles reflection, and there was also the fact that she would be so far away from everyone and alone.
    Though not technically, the moon existed quantumly, she would be in orbit around all six of the planets in the star system after all.
    Solanum brushed aside the thoughts for the moment. The Moons Quantum nature was ever intriguing but right now was about her rite of passage and that lay just over the horizon.

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    They met her once before, and they died when they learned everything that was possible to communicate. That wasn't enough for them, so they went back again, and again, and again. The loop traps them and keeps them from staying with her, forever looking at those swirling skies. They make a risky decision, and decide they want to be with her for eternity. They certainly hope they won't regret it in the end.

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    “Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”
    ― Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

    This story is about saying goodbye to everything.

    It's also end-of-game spoiler-heavy.

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    Everyone knows bits and pieces of the Nomai before they died, but not everyone is certain of how it exactly went, day by day. This is the story of the Nomai, later on in their society, from a more intimate POV. Cotton is often scared of his environment, but nevertheless, he is fascinated by it. He is passionate about crafting, and it shows. All along his life, it will be proven again and again, that he is never alone. Yet time is not so friendly in the end, and it all comes tumbling down before everyone's eyes, and the world falls cold and still, but never silent.

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    Your works will be remembered. Your song will be sung.

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    They had to find the answer eventually,
    They knew it was coming for a long time.
    and now their fears are real, they are terrified.
    There must be another way... right?

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    "There's something down there," you say, as afternoon light catches something metallic in the subterranean caves, something unknown flashes like the sun on the scales of the silver fish that swim in the river outside the crater.

    "Gabbro says that before Slate made the big rockets, they used the geysers to help launch the first ships. We were too little to remember. Lots of the first ships didn't make it. The water came up and just blew them apart."

    "Gabbro says a lot of things. Gabbro says there are trees that move around when you're not looking at them."

    "Gabbro's going to be a real astronaut soon," Hal says, and you can feel their forehead wrinkle in doubt. Gabbro is the best at stories, but they're also the best at tricks and pranks, so it's a tough call which of you is more right.

    You both fall into thoughtful silence, and if you squint against the dark and the deep you can kind of identify the silver something as a fuel canister, or maybe a tin of salted fish. But that might just as well be regular old garbage from when the grown ups stay up too late and drink too much, and not the remains of a broken rocket that couldn't make it into space.

    It's a thought worth thinking about, though.

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    Some things end. Cobalt, our atronaut in training, is more perceptive than most.
    [Takes place much before the games events]

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    Separated by vast gulfs of time and space, the last of their two people, their meeting defies probability.

    And yet, they meet.

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    I made this after wondering what it'd be like if the events of the game went another way. Very canon divergent.

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    Slate jumped out of his seat the same instance Cadence half screamed like their life had been cut off, abandoning his post beside the stoked fire and to his student’s sleeping bag where they gulped air like it were precious.

    .......

    OR how I wish I could have spent one of my loops.

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    A quick exploration of why your ship logs persist through the time loops when nothing else does. If I have time (and I probably won't) I might write some of the log entries from the perspective of the player.

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    Alone on the Quantum Moon for an eternity, or maybe a heartbeat, Solanum has a lot of questions with no answers. She also has a visitor.

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    This is a venty mess I wrote at 2:45 in the morning because I saw a prompt about past life stuff and figured why not! It's also about Outer Wilds because man, that game is gorgeous!

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    9
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    25
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    2
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