The year is 2048, Earth is lifeless thanks to the greatest talent of humankind: stupidity.
Yet "lesser" talents have enabled some humans to avoid extinction. Thanks to a breakthrough in space propulsion from a very well known private company, we were able to travel through space in a fraction of the time we used to do, making feasible to colonize our solar system and traveling further away.
This breakthrough, however, triggered alarms all along the known universe... yes, we weren't alone after all, but after being ignored for thousands of years, we are now a threat, a pest to be exterminated at first sight.
We have no allies among our "new" neighbours, and our technology looks from the stone age compared to theirs, so we have no choice but to smart up to defend ourselves...
And here is where our story begins, in a secret and well hidden laboratory, where one of the greatest and maddest human minds left is working on a project to help humankind avoiding extinction once again.
The project's name: TARIUS.