Taking place some four thousand years in the future, The Blackstar Chronicles is said to be very story-driven. In this time, humans are rather science-focused, and have discovered "fast gates," - these are really just abandoned wormholes which take you to different areas in space. As with many other titles with this type of theme, it's inevitable that you will find yourself going up against a hostile alien species. The Scorn race, unlike humans, are actually magic-based, and described by the developer as "intergalactic a-holes." You'll stumble upon other interesting races, not the least of which are the bug-like Vular.