In a distant time—so far in the future that either due to global warming or technological progress wind turbines are going swimmingly in Antarctic climate—sea level rise and resource consumption force mankind to invest heavily in polar research. The Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research is faced with an increasingly creative interpretation of the Antarctic Treaty System.
Your objective is to build research centers in Antarctica and to mine resources—for research purposes only, of course. The sun moves counter-clockwise above Antarctica, thawing ships which can be used for scientific progress. At the end of the game, you will receive victory points for all sorts of majorities. Will your team be the one that gained the greatest fortune … um, contributed the most to rescue mankind?
Turn order is determined by the sun. Whenever it shines on one of your ships, you can build buildings, recruit new scientists, build more ships, or do scientific research. The game ends when all buildings are built or one player has placed all of their scientists.