Never has a company embodied progress, ingenuity and ambition better than UniTech. Established in 2005 by genius engineer Alex Fenning, the company rapidly came to develop the revolutionary fusion engine that allowed space exploration to take a great leap forward. As the Monopoly Crisis ravaged the world economy, pitting nation against corporation for the first time in human history, UniTech stood strong and weathered the storm. In the resulting climate, world focus shifted to dwindling resources and an increasingly hostile ecosystem. The United Nations gathered and agreed to the historic Green Future deal, making a larger commitment than ever before to switching to renewable energy sources, recycling a huge percentage of materials and funding research into future energy solutions. The international tensions caused by the deal would set the stage for the greatest conflict the world had ever seen.
As Earth’s resources were rationed and repurposed, relations between countries became ever more strained, with conflicts and political friction splitting the world into three factions. As the Asiatic Empire cut a bloody swathe through East Asia and the New Soviet Coalition united ex-USSR countries once again, the Atlantic Alliance gathered the last remaining European and North American nations together in a protective agreement. UniTech began expanding its space operations, launching the Station Network and developing the UniTech Astronautical Force. Funded by the Atlantic Alliance and envisioned as the world’s first space navy, UniTech instead saw it serving a different purpose and distanced itself from the approaching maelstrom.
2128 and World War 3 finally came to pass. The trio of factions fought a massive and bloody conflict as Africa descended into chaos and infighting. Every nation fell victim to the fire and destruction, the landscape of planet Earth changing forever. When it seemed the only possible conclusion was the complete annihilation of the human race UniTech, from the safety of the UTAS fleet, stepped in to stop the fighting. Facilitating a ceasefire and subsequent political union between the warring factions, the Democratic Union of Earth was established and UniTech played a key role in forming the union’s inclusive and world-changing policies. 5 billion lives were lost and the world’s population was cut in half. Re-establishing the extensive pre-war infrastructures was all but impossible and the DUE instead built around the few settlements that remained, constructing huge megacities to house the starving survivors. As the human race pressed on, learning to live in the ravaged landscape their war had created, UniTech were once again at the forefront of progression.
In a joint venture with rival company Remington Corporation, UniTech colonized and terraformed Mars. In just a few short years, thousands of privileged citizens inhabited the Red Planet’s first city, Nova Terra. Spreading out across the alien landscape and forging a new Earth, nothing could have prepared the companies for what was about to come. The Mars Plague cut through Nova Terra like a hurricane, causing thousands of deaths and the rapid destabilization of elite Martian society. While UniTech were successful in curing the disease, the damage was done and it took the newly-established UniTech Armed Service to bring the planet back to order. Proving itself in a short but explosive conflict with the Mars Liberation Army, the UTAS now stood as firm proof of UniTech’s military might. Unable to compete, RemCorp conceded their share of the planet and disappeared into bitter obscurity.
The year is now 2152. The Station Network thrives as hundreds of structures orbit the planets of the Sol system, providing homes and jobs for millions. Earth is in decline, with resources stretched to the limit and conditions worsening by the year, while Mars thrives once again as a bastion of humanity. Never content to be complacent, UniTech have recently announced the next step in space exploration. A daring mission to Kepler-16, a binary system 200 light years from our sun, the Centration Expedition could lead to unimaginable discoveries; and a new home for humanity.