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The Ender Connection
« on: March 28, 2004, 12:05:35 am »

Just how deep is the connection between SC1 and Ender's Game?  I know it's well know how the rotating starmap interface was based a lot on the book, but was it sort of an unsaid thing, or was there actual communication betweeen accolade and orson scott card?
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Re: The Ender Connection
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2004, 08:21:55 pm »

I can't see any connection aside from 'they're in space, and they're both combat simulators'. I mean, the combat school games were all about multiple ship tactics, except those in the arcade which were briefly touched-upon in the book.
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Re: The Ender Connection
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004, 09:44:11 pm »

Well, there is a Earthling captain named Ender... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2004, 03:10:30 am »

I suppose there was a communication between Orson Scott Card and TFB. To be more specific, OSC wrote this book (Ender's Game), and PR3 and FF read it...
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2004, 03:13:53 pm »

Well SC1 had a rotating 3D starmap, and I vaguely rememebr Ender and his boys fighting in space, hence they'd fight in a 3D enviroment. Didn't they have some sort of 3D practice battles as well?

Wether these two things have any connection, I don't know. All combat in space is 3-dimensional, and I doubt OSC can claim that he was the first to come up with the idea of a 3D combat enviroment. Or can he?
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