(Edit: The formatting got super weird. My bad.) You know what's great? Stardew Valley. You know what else is great? The X Files. You know what would be *really* great? ...No, other than 1.1. ...No, other than another season of -- yeah, I'm just going to tell you. X-Files characters in Stardew Valley! So we know that the dwarves might be of extraterrestrial origin, and let's not even get started on all the crazy stuff going on in the caves. We've got a writer in Elliot, a stargazer in Maru, a programmer who presumably spends some time on the internet in Sebastian; surely someone must have noticed something's up. Even just the meteors crashing and the strange capsules are enough to raise a few brows. How would we introduce them? Glad you asked! Picture it for us: Harvey fiddling with his radio one evening at the clinic, heaving a sigh when all he picks up is fragmented static. He rises to go make himself something to eat, and when he returns with his customary bologna sandwich, is surprised to hear the faintest noise emanating from the headphones on his desk. Still chewing, he balances his plate as he tries to reach for both dials and headphones. Cut to a dramatic shot of the plate crashing to the floor, sandwich forgotten, Harvey's eyes going wide: this is not a regular transmission. He rises, looks out the window -- and there it is. Not a plane, no, but something... something spooky. *cue theme music* Ideas! Here's what I'm thinking: full characters of both Mulder and Scully (~8 portraits?), maybe marriageable), maybe with Skinner and CSM included as well (fewer portraits, maybe four). They pop up to investigate something and end up deciding to stay a while and check things out further. Some events/cut scenes would be fantastic. Add a few items from the show (an "I want to believe" poster, if we can make it recognizable at that size; maybe stash Max's MUFON cap in Pam's trailer as a reference to that, and maybe a few other things), some wild conjecturing, and plenty of references. I do really love me some Lone Gunmen, so instead of adding them as fully-functional characters, maybe there could be a cutscene that involves Mulder and Scully consulting with them through video chat. As I said to a friend, "maybe they can make a brief appearance in that, 'huddled together onscreen on a video call over some shitty satellite uplink with a 90s brick laptop' way." Where Mulder and Scully would set up their office remains to be seen. All in all, I just think a lot of fun could be had with this, because there's so much levity in the show even in its darker moments. Please let me know if you're able to help with art or have any ideas! What we need! Mulder - portraits and sprites Scully - portraits and sprites Skinner - portraits and sprites CSM - portraits and sprites Mulder's office - filing cabinets, poster, desk? Mulder's office - location? Cutscene - Harvey's radio scene Cutscene - Scully and Mulder show up Cutscene - Lone Gunmen video link One minor issue is that I can't actually code, and I'm not a great artist. *cough* I do really want to see this happen, though. I started work on a Scully portrait, but I was really trying to make it conform to the current style, and I did a really awful job. I've been redoing this periodically. So I know this is pretty disorganized and that right now it's a wall of text, but does anyone think this sounds like an interesting endeavor?