Can you imagine the day when this is a common scene around Earth?

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"The Patrol cutter Hercules and two rescue boats over Nu Sera," reads the caption by concept designer Isaac Hannaford. I really like Isaac's work because the design and the finish is not only beautiful—it feels solid. I see the above image and it seems as real as NASA photo of the space solid.

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In fact, I wish there was a game as solid as his work. A game that is not over the top action. Something understated that could even be a bit boring at times, with True Detective-style slow story development. Atmospheric, solid. Something that my brain could buy as real. The far future of NASA and human space exploration, with a dash of good action. Realistic action. At least as realistic as Gravity.

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I just want to put on an Oculus Rift and be teleported to Isaac's awesoe scenes.

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Illustration for article titled Can you imagine the day when this is a common scene around Earth?
Illustration for article titled Can you imagine the day when this is a common scene around Earth?
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Illustration for article titled Can you imagine the day when this is a common scene around Earth?

Isaac Hannaford has been working in the games industry for nine years, doing design work for Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Destiny, among others. You can follow his work at his personal website.

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This is part of a series in which we are featuring really cool industrial design work. If you are an concept or industrial designer with high quality work, please drop me a line here.

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I don't know why every sci fi artist has to make space ships look like something with some sort of aerodynamic shape like wings or tail fins, or even worse make it look like a submarine. Its space those things serve absolutely no purpose. Seems like the most practical shape for a space ship would be a sphere since it would have the least surface area for volume.