Humanity, through its irresponsible behavior, has rendered Earth uninhabitable. The greatest nations are forced to share their knowledge in order to create the largest spacecraft ever constructed: the Black Angel. Its mission: Transport the genetic heritage of Humanity to a new home planet.
Players are the Black Angel's AIs striving to be the one that oversees the reawakening of humanity once the ship arrives at planet Spes, humanity's new home. They must make the most of the robots and resources under their control, explore Space, escape the formidable Ravagers, and learn to use new technologies discovered through contact with benevolent Alien species to earn the highest score.