Endless Bureaucracy

Team Name: 
Endless Bureaucracy

To find out more about Endless Bureaucracy, watch the pitch video at: Pitch Video - Endless Bureaucracy​​​​​​​

Endless Bureaucracy is an Endless Sky mod. go to https://github.com/endless-sky

To install Endless Bureaucracy on Windows, go to http://github.com/endlessbureaucracy and download endless-bureaucracy-win64-0.9.2.zip, extract it, then run EndlessSky.exe.

To install Endless Bureaucracy on OSX, visit the OSX repository

To install Endless Bureaucracy on Ubuntu, go to http://github.com/endlessbureaucracy , download the ZIP, extract it,  open a terminal, navigate to the endless-bureaucracy folder and enter './install'. To play it, enter './endless-bureaucracy'.

To install Endless Bureaucracy on other Linux platforms, see readme-developer.txt.

If you have existing Endless Sky save files, you will need to move or delete them before playing Endless Bureaucracy.

Explore other star systems. Earn money by trading, carrying passengers, or completing missions. Use your earnings to buy a better ship or to upgrade the weapons and engines on your current one. Blow up pirates. Take sides in a civil war. Or leave human space behind and hope to find some friendly aliens whose culture is more civilized than your own...

Endless Bureaucracy is a sandbox-style space exploration game similar to Elite, Escape Velocity, or Star Control. You start out as the captain of a tiny space ship and can choose what to do from there. The game includes a major plot line and many minor missions, but you can choose whether you want to play through the plot or strike out on your own as a merchant or bounty hunter or explorer.

See the player's manual for more information, or the home page for screenshots.

Endless Bureaucracy is a free, open source game. The source code is available under the GPL 3 license, and all the artwork is either public domain or release under a variety of Creative Commons licenses. (To determine the copyright status of any of the artwork, consult the copyright file.)

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Dataset Name: 
VIC Govt Annual Waste Services Report 2013-2014
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Sustainability Victoria
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The price of recyclables is based on the waste diversion rates published by Sustainability Victoria, modified to be represented in the range of prices in the game such that values were relative between LGAs.
Dataset Name: 
LGA Geographical Profiles 2014 (Beta)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
All of the categories below took the raw data and shaped it through transformation to be represented in the range of prices in the game such that values are relative between LGAs. Policing The price of policing is based on crime rate data collected from the LGA (Local Government Area) Geographical Profiles collected by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. High crime rates mean police are needed, so the price of policing is higher in those suburbs. Volunteers The price of volunteers is based on volunteering rates (%) collected from the LGA Geographical Profiles. The fewer volunteers in a suburb, the more they are needed, which is reflected in higher prices. Public services The price of public services is based on the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. More disadvantaged areas need more public services, and so public services are worth more in those suburbs. Workers The price of workers is based on the unemployment rate (%) recorded in the LGA Geographical Profiles. To encourage workers to move where they are most needed, workers are more expensive in areas with lower unemployment. Love The price of love is based on the number of family incidents (per 1000 pop) recorded in the Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System family violence survey collected by the Department of Education and Training. Higher rates of family violence demonstrate a need for more love, reflected in higher prices for love in those suburbs. Teachers The price of teachers is based on the number of students recorded (total, transformed with population data to determine per 1000 rate) in the LGA Geographical Profiles. The more students in a LGA, the more teachers are valued. Health facilities The price of health facilities in a suburb is based on the number of health sites (per 1000 pop) in that LGA according to the LGA Geographical Profiles. LGAs with fewer health sites have a greater need for health facilities, so the price of health facilities is greater in those suburbs. Public transport services The price of public transport services is based on the proportion of the population near public transport facilities according to the LGA Geographical Profiles. LGAs without accessible public transport need more, so the price of public transport is greater there. Child safety services The price of child safety services is based on the per capita (per 1000 pop.) rate of substantiated child abuse cases recorded in the LGA Geographical Profiles. Higher rates of child abuse require more child safety services, reflected in higher prices.
Dataset Name: 
Suburb photo URLs and Descriptions
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Wikipedia and Google Inc
Jurisdiction of Data: 
International
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
In game content for suburb planets. All content scraped was CC licensed or Wikipedia licences for attributable reuse. Scraping code is here: https://github.com/EndlessBureaucracy/endless-bureaucracy/blob/draft/LGA%20Suburb%20data%20(doc).ipyn
Dataset Name: 
Local Government Areas Geography
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
For spatial relationship and geographic distribution of LGAs and suburb linkages in the game.
Event Location: 
Melbourne