Man has developed wormhole technology that will allow him to instantly travel to any of the millions of planets orbiting distant stars. That's the good news, the bad news is that our home planet of Earth is in chaos. Suffering from centuries of overpopulation and the horrific effects of global warming, this new technology is initially seen as a solution. Millions of applicants signed up for the first colonial expeditions. Within six months of the first 10,000 colonists stepping foot on one of a handful of planets, they were all gone, along with the several billion invested to send them there. Between disease, starvation, and the violent threat from local alien life forms, it was quickly determined that a new approach would have to be taken. That is where you come in.
You play Twenytu, short for 94100422. You are a death row inmate from Canamexico, and you've been in a high security Ubermax Prison so long you don't recall your real name.
The deal is simple, you and a million other prisoners are getting out... way out.
Instead of putting 1,000 people on 10 planets, the new plan is to put 10 prisoners on 100,000 planets. It reduces the prison population, increases the chances of finding habitable resource-rich worlds, and risks nothing. (Psst... You are the nothing)
You are dropped on a randomly generated planet with 2 days of food, a pick, a shovel, an axe, and a 3D printer. The printer is the smallest one available to keep costs low, but it can print the parts for a larger version. Your initial job is to create a secure base camp and start gathering the raw materials. Your long term goals are to survive and gather enough raw materials to buy your way off this planet and return to Earth a free man