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Platform 47 by Cybergooch Platform 47 by Cybergooch
Owned by Nurugosha Industries and built on the planet Durius II, "Phemodrin Core Superplatform #47" was the largest teritium mining and processing facility in the galaxy. A recently colonized planet, Durius II had an unstable subterranean structure, and it was suggested by more than one report to delay building until further studies could be made. Despite warnings from both the Intergalactic Mining Union and OSHAN, the platform was constructed due to unusually high concentrations of teritium. Under peak operating conditions, the mining platform was able to extract, process and refine over 400 cubic tons of teritium ore a day. Because of this, it was by far the most lucrative of the phemodrin platforms, which were already intended to dominate the galactic refinery business.

But on Nalan 63rd, 387, at 1825 (stellar time), a slice-blasting rupture triggered a series of enormous underground explosions that fractured the already delicate subterranean foundation. The entire platform collapsed into an ever-widening chasm, taking a large part of the surrounding mining colony with it. Thousands were killed from the collapse itself, with hundreds of others succumbing to the hostile atmosphere without any functioning life support. This ranked the catastrophe as one of the worst peacetime planetary mining disasters in history and, by far, the most famous.

This photo, taken only two Earth months before the tragedy shows the refinery at full operational capacity. Today, the incident which has come to be known as simply "Platform 47" serves as a somber reminder of the often disastrous results of putting greed before the safety of the workers involved.
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Platform 47 by ~Cybergooch. has very pleasing visual effects. Everything seems to work from the colours to the use of light to the helicopter in the back there. ( Suggested by lazybutt and Featured by fourteenthstar )
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DJaked Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Mind if I use this in an RP? You'll be credited, of course.
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DarkDude57 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
No words can say how cool this is......simply awesome, even then, 'awesome' is an understatement.
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Affet-kak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
i thought it was a future sports arena in the small pic
its cool
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JarmenKell Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
so realistic! its very easy to imagine yourself on that platform... ugh, got dizzy with that altitude.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Heh, thanks!
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Mjodi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   Interface Designer
really its very very very good job, and i think its difficult .
i like 3D.
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Thanks Mjodi, glad you liked it!
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loquid Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
that is fascinating. the work is top notch, why aren't you working for square/enix or Disney pixar??? i think its better than some of their stuff. and the back story just pulls you into the idea that its real.

kudos and keep up the amazing work... :+fav:
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Cybergooch Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks for the comments! I work for Insomniac Games and get to flex my creativity a lot there. 8)
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loquid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
wow. Insomniac makes some great games. I would love to work for them some day myself, gotta get through school first though as i'm just starting a program locally this fall if all goes well. R2 was well worth the wait. I am a faithful PS3 1st gen 60GB owner, as well as PS, and PS2 W/ 40G HD. gonna have to put you on :+devwatch: now. keep up the good work man.
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