The Core

Seeking ultimate knowledge and truth, many people make the long and difficult journey to the desert planet HS2-00012. Long speculated to be the birthplace and origin of the human species. A massive defense net encompassing most of the globe, originating from the center of the structure, leaves only a small avenue of approach to the planet. On the surface most of the journey is to unfold on foot, without assistance of machines or vehicles.
A maze of immense size, unforgiving trials, and psychological traps lie around each corner. The ultimate challenge, only for those willing to sacrifice all, for the final answer to life's big question. At the center of the maze, and towering above the monument, lies The Core: An artificial computational system of unimaginable complexity. Suspended above the last remnants of human civilization, the Core is thought to either house the collective consciousness of the last surviving members of the long forgotten civilization.

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final spherical map. Paintover in photoshop.

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Raw 3d render out of Modo

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