I am pretty sure I've shouted this one from the steeples long enough that the majority of you know what this game is and/or have partaken of it to a degree at some point.
The purpose of this thread is to contain — quarantine? — all things SS13.
...But suppose, for a moment, that you have completely escaped from my spiel up until now bwahaha
and do not know what SS13 is.
Space Station 13 is a free multiplayer online game built using Byond (pixelly goodness!), wherein the players take on a variety of jobs — from the Captain to medical staff, scientists, security officers and engineers all the way to janitors and chefs — and work together to
keep the station running
delay the station's inevitable collapse into all-out chaos and rampant destruction and blood-streaked corridors and oh God the honking make it stop.
The popular game modes include:
—'Traitor' which is evocative of the Gmod game Trouble in Terrorist Town,
—'Blob' wherein huge alien lifeforms attempt to eat the station,
—'Nuclear Emergency' where a group of players is deployed separately and tasked with setting off the nuclear device locked in the station's main vault,
—'AI Malfunction' where Dave is basically not allowed to do anything and would he please care to take off his breath-mask and take a big whiff of the deadly neurotoxin, query?
—'Wizard' Where Wizard happens,
—'Changeling' which is similar to traitor, but the traitors are also alien lifeforms ripped from The Thing,
—'Revolution' where the means of production are seized and the united proletariat rises up against the capitalist pig-dogs calling themselves the heads of staff, and finally
—'Extended', where none of the above happens unless an admin gets bored, and otherwise the station falls to pieces solely as a result of everyone's incompetence — great for roleplaying and learning the game!
Here, have a fan-trailer (warning: explicit language):
I've come to the conclusion that SS13 is at its best when played in a reasonably large group, and when people are roleplaying — the latter, especially, has lead to some memorable experiences for me — read some by other people here (more explicit language God save us all).
Both I and Talvox are able to host servers, so if you're interested in giving the game a(nother) go we're around.