No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey Code of Ethics


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No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey Code of Ethics

Version 0.2 with contributions from Catherine Flick (@CatherineFlick), L. Meghan Dennis (@GingeryGamer), Andrew Reinhard (@adreinhard). This is a working document and will be updated as game information comes to light, beginning 9 August 2016.

Input into this code has come from the ACM Software Engineering Code of Ethics, the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Code of Ethics, the Code and Standard of the Register of Professional Archaeologists, and the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Code of Ethics.


No Man’s Sky is a procedurally-generated artificial universe in which the No Man’s Sky Archaeological Survey (“the Survey”) will take place. For the purposes of the Survey the universe (“in-universe” or “in-game universe”) is considered a simulation of a real, existing universe, and thus incursions into and exploration of this universe will raise ethical and social…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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