View Full Version : May/June 2011 Lite Challenge Entry -We are being scanned

05-21-2011, 12:15 PM
Uh oh...this doesnt look good.

Still working on this one, but so far its working out. Might need to change the text somewhat. Even tho it is Alien, it may still look too fuzzy. Plus I did want to add a few more screens.

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05-21-2011, 01:59 PM
THAT is a cool idea.

I don't think the text looks too fuzzy, but your mileage may vary. You're right about adding a few more screens; there's a lot of dead area as it is now.

05-22-2011, 10:11 AM
Here is the next version. Dont press that button!

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05-22-2011, 06:45 PM
Well if this doesn't just make me feel like playing some X-Com!!

Cool idea, I like it.

05-23-2011, 05:27 PM
Very Very Cool. :)

05-24-2011, 08:34 AM
looking good, like all the little details - wondering about the difference off the colors on the circles :)

05-25-2011, 10:12 PM
OK, I know...I have wandered off the path of a strict survey. My "map" is increasingly straying off into simple entertainment. Still, its been fun to do!

I added in what I hope looks like a reflective surface to the screen and a reflection of the Alien. Still to do is make a few changes to one of the info boxes and adding a paragraph or two by way of a introduction to the "story" the image is telling.

05-26-2011, 11:59 AM
I haven't done any more work on the map, but I have done some work on the introduction/storyline to introduce it.

North American Aerospace Defense Command
Cheyenne Mountain Directorate/1 AF/CONR-AFNORTH

NSA Director
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA)

Interception of possible extra terrestrial vehicle

At 02:03.45 local time Cheyenne Mountain detected an unknown trace which descended through the atmosphere from point 2115.4 on chart 15 to point 113 on chart 7. Speed was estimated to be approx. mach 7, decreasing to mach 3.5. Two F-35s attempted to intercept the object when it entered restricted airspace over the Capital Region. After 12.35 minutes, said object departed in a near vertical trajectory and was lost to CMD radar tracking after traveling 27 miles vertical and .43 miles horizontal.

The new Synchronistic Sideband Radar installed on the MkVII/23 satellite tracked the object once it was out of atmosphere. The object rendezvoused with a hitherto unknown
craft in orbit, which then departed orbit and was lost to radar tracking after traveling 14, 234 miles.

Probability is high, repeat High, that the object which entered the Capital Region was of extra-terrestrial origin, and that it was on an information gathering mission. A reappraisal of archived CMD radar tracks have now found 16 separate such flights, which until the last one where dismissed as software malfunctions. Research is continuing, but it appears particular attention has been given to large population centers, military installations and nuclear weapons launch and storage sites.

As a member of the GLC board, I therefore recommend an immediate Code 13 Alert be issued. We are being scanned.

Map Vandal
05-26-2011, 02:18 PM
I love the reflection. Great work!

Greason Wolfe
05-26-2011, 02:37 PM
Now if only I could read that alien gobbledy-gook, I'd know how to prepare for what's to come. . . . Nice work.

05-26-2011, 08:37 PM
I love the survey and the backstory great job. :)