Golden Battles is a massive multiplayer, role-playing war game and an economic simulator.
The action is situated in the near future and takes place on Earth.
As the name of the game suggests, players can make real money ("gold") by playing and battle for the survival of mankind. These battles, the most important in history, will be known as the "Golden Battles", the first time when mankind had to face the threat of mass extinction.
Spatial and temporal location allow using not only elements from medieval history (master-disciple relations, simple weapons, primitive transport, etc.) corresponding to a declining or technologically underdeveloped society, but also elements of the present and the future (advanced human technology, aliens technology, etc.).
This scenario allows embedding different events/names from 2013-2016, but featuring the past in the game. Various theories, ongoing researches, conspiracies can be found in the game as allusions, missions, activities as if they were already known from the past. Also the further evolution of the game, e.g. some countries conquered by more powerful neighbours, other alien attack waves, changing society and habits of people, battles for survival and a good position in the new society, or even fighting for fun will be credible even if it is not reflected in reality, as things are carried out in the future.
They came from space ... They came from the dark ...
No warning, no prophecy, no one could predict what followed ...
In space, a wonderful planet caught attention. It quietly followed its way around the Sun in millions of years, hidden among the thousands of other planets and stars of the galaxy. As we cannot guess what a cell of a tree leaf does in a forest, so the Earth stood discreet these years, thousands of years in which the continents have changed and relocated, plants and oceans became colourful, animals evolved. And finally PEOPLE were born; some say that through evolution, some say we were "helped" to appear.
It doesn’t matter anymore, created or evolved, we forgot where we had come from and where we were going. We forgot our ancestors, we forgot our past, and what's worse: we forgot its lessons. The civilization we were so proud of, some spectators would call it barbaric. Where else can one hear that half of the planet fights the other half just because of the different names they gave to the same almighty God? We managed to get out shy into space, we were able to tame atoms, scientists every day went further and yet we could not agree to something so trivial: no matter what God’s name is since there is one and He is the same for all of us, and that the real lesson of history is love, not hate for everything being different from our faith. People began to hate increasingly each other for more and more incomprehensible reasons - the versions of so-called ‘Holy books’, the colour of their skin, the imaginary lines separating the areas inhabited by different groups and countries, or so-called historical rights on land. This hate created weapons, they became stronger and sophisticated; secret plans, fierce and ruthless wars broke out. In thousands of years of history, we became more and more noisy creatures. If in the smallness of our thinking we lived our complicated life like fish in the sea, unseen and unheard by anyone outside, well, all this changed with the atomic bomb.
Spectators arrived quickly. After the first nuclear explosion, eyes hidden in the space looked at us. Some just curious, others ignorant ... Some came to see, others to study us wonderingly: many wild ants - with an intelligent and essentially primitive behavior, covering the planet with their quite fragile buildings- had managed somehow to create forces beyond their level, beyond what they could master.
Finally, we drew attention to barbarians similar to us. We called them ‘aliens’, we watched them with respect for their advanced technology and it was a total surprise - they exceeded us in every way, but mostly in evilness.
A huge ship stopped 3 weeks ago in front of the Moon. Its shining was visible to the naked eye. After several days of successful and suspiciously friendly communication with them, they agreed to "help". They began to give us plans for various technologies, saying that the price they ask for their help is low, they wanted workforce that our planet has in abundance: they counted billions of living beings from outer space. Presidents of the world smiled happily to their good fortune. So cheap? - they wondered. They didn’t hope for it even in their most beautiful dreams. They promised to discuss it soon and that the people will agree on this price.
It was strange for the aliens that although people were able to communicate with voice and image with each other surmounting huge distances, in order to make decisions it was really necessary that leaders meet in person, otherwise they are not able to make any important decision. They would then prepare conferences, make numerous trips to all parts of the planet, waste hundreds of hours for planning, travelling, customs check, empty words. To make people move faster the aliens sent teleporting machines into big cities, urging for more efficiency.
And that was just the beginning. The aliens asked people to reorganize everything: senseless constructions, number and shape of cities, administrative institutions, leaders. Obviously murmur arose, especially from those in position of responsibility, fiercely resisting to restructuration, feeling they were going to lose power and influence. Citizens murmured also as they realized they will have to work for things received from foreign visitors. They wondered if they really needed this kind of "help" for some sketches and technologies they would most likely invent in the next 10-30 years; to pay millions of working hours. Misunderstandings and meetings without conclusions; riots, armed conflicts, protests, demonstrations broke out everywhere in the purest human style.
Maybe it was better this way, no one will ever know it. Aliens had their secret plans, they wanted to get not more and not less than a long-term total control over mankind, paying much the same as Europeans paid American Indians - some worthless beads and jewellery. Probably they struggled to seem friendly, and "helpful". But they could not stick to their sneaky plan and showed their true face soon. Quarrels and misunderstandings between people were helpful this time for us in revealing their true plans and aliens went to plan B: force and assault on a global scale.