Showing posts with label Romulan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Romulan. Show all posts

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Romulan Database module • Romulan Alphabet

Eleanor asked me to map out a Romulan alphabet for an upcoming database module in Prolixus.  So I started jotting down some notes based on screenshots from various Star trek productions.  After a few revisions I came up with a final design for a Romulan alphabet that followed the designs and layout of the script as seen in the show. 

The idea for how the script works was inspired by the Arabic and Hebrew alphabets; in particular the square shapes of Hebrew reminded me of Romulan glyphs.  It was for this reason, as well a need to keep texts from growing too cumbersome, that I decided to incorporate the rule about dropping vowels within words. 

The script is written both horizontally and vertically within the show, so it seemed only right that this was included in the reference image.  I chose to have the script go from right-to-left, in horizontal mode again, as a direct inspiration from Arabic and Hebrew, and also, because it seemed more alien.  The vertical script running in columns, from top-to-bottom, left-to-right, is a direct consequence of rotating the script in horizontal mode, 90° counter-clockwise.  Something similar is observed in the real world with the Mongolian alpahabet.

The alphabet as it appears here is based on canon (no official translation of the glyphs appears in canon, but we think this works).

Jolan Tru!


Friday, 6 January 2012

Loads of New Animations

I thought I'd update you all with regards to some of the new animations, but to even attempt to bring order to the chaos made my head hurt. So I did the next best thing, and decided to let you make sense of it.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Hidden Goodies • Preview Hint

Over the course of the development, LCARS 47 has become known for its hidden secrets - most notably the "assimilation virus" which became favorite among users. Version 6 will proudly follow that tradition. There's a ton of new secrets, hidden surprises and in-jokes that only the most hardened Trekker will get. 

Here's a preview of just three of them. First, there's some old library computer files stored in a database somewhere which contain a copy of the software from the USS Excelsior. There's also a few sing-along audio files to find, including a very special audio treat for fans of The Next Generation. And there's also a way to hack into a Romulan Warbird computer; just don't get caught in there...

These are just three examples of what's in store, but I can confidently say that there will be some things in Version 6 that you will seriously love. One thing in particular is sure to be a success.



On a related note, The Borg are set to make a comeback, with an even more deadly nanoprobe toxin you'll need to think fast to escape it - if that's even possible.

Something I thought would give you something to look forward to in Version 6. Happy hunting.