Tempest in the Aether takes us out of our caves and into the Solar System. Brass and steam, rayguns and aether-drives propel us into space. Vast clockworks drive the engines of our Martian friends, while acid-eating Venusians plot the destruction of our earth from their overheated rock. Her Majesty's airships gather even now to meet the Venusian fleet.
Welcome to Tempest in the Aether, a open source steampunk mmorpg space-saga set in 1899. Think of space as imagined in Victorian fantasy, coupled with the tremendous body of knowledge we have now about our solar system intermingled and you get the idea.