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York, PA – 01/01/2013 Today the ‘Science Behind the Sci-Fi’ forum was launched as part of the game reveal for Broken Crown: Escaping Titan.  A new title revealed by indie development studio, Broken Crown Games, which plans to approach the issue of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through the use of science-fiction in video games.

Scientists Behind the Science

The forum features a four-member panel of scientists in fields related to the science-fiction found in Escaping Titan.  The panelists are:

  • Jamie Boyer, Ph.D. - Paleobotany
  • Robert Hampson, Ph.D. - Neuroscience
  • Jacob Haqq-Mirsra, Ph.D. - Astrobiology
  • Amitai Bin-Nun, Ph.D. - Astromony and Astrophysics.
These four will rotate each week, putting out a post for the first four weeks of each month.  Also, due to overwhelming response from the science community when the Broken Crown Games studio made their call for panelist submissions, the team now also plans to feature a guest’s content each month as well – for a total of 5 posts a month.

Game Sneak Preview

If you aren’t a science lover that’s OK, the Broken Crown team doesn’t expect everyone to be in order to find the forum interesting.  In order to drive attention to the STEM content, the development team plans to update all the panelist blogs with sneak previews of game – using the panel updates to show how the science in the panelists’ posts were used to create the science-fiction in Escaping Titan.  These sneak peeks will include concept art, in-game screenshots, and even gameplay footage from the in-development title.

Call For Public Participation

Broken Crown Games’ CEO, Tyler Yohe, was noted as saying, “We chose to present our panelists’ content through forums rather than blogs because so everyone can participate in generating content."  He went on to explain the they hope the public will not only read the science behind their game, but hope it will spark further discussions on the forums about other STEM topics that interests readers, such as questions or ideas about Mars and Moon colonization, even things like alien life on other planets.  They encourage novice scientists and gamers to share their ideas so they can be debated by real scientists, until maybe, just maybe, the meshing of these two communities can lead to the next big idea in science!

For those of you interested in sharing your space ideas, or just have STEM related questions, feel free to join the discussion by checking them out at:

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