Making the Game: Comms Alien
Today's document is a list of Nephilim (then: alien) comm messages to be recorded for Wing Commander Prophecy. The alien comms in Prophecy are especially interesting because they're arguably the single largest source of information on the alien culture. As in the original Wing Commander, there were no cutscenes between Nephilim leaders plotting mankind's downfall - the player was put up against an entirely mysterious threat that appeared only in brief viewscreen taunts. Nevertheless, in these taunts alone we learn about their biological caste system (soldiers, warlords, mother creatures), their relation to humanity (they know Blair and refer to him as the World Slayer) and their religious beliefs (a fear of dissolution, of 'the blackness').
These updates are thanks to John "Captain Johnny" Guentzel, who provided several CD image archives of material used by the Wing Commander Prophecy development team!
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Date: July 9, 1997
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