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"Tomorrow, Together."
―Company slogan

'Seegson, formerly known as Sieg and Son,[1] was a European conglomerate[2] and a prominent synthetic manufacturer.[3] It was founded by Josiah Sieg.[1] Seegson was a smaller entity than the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and aspired to imitate Weyland-Yutani's success.[2] As such, some of its technology was more primitive.[2] Conversely, Weyland-Yutani showed very little concern for Seegsons efforts of competition.[4]

Julia Jones, resident reporter for The Colonial Times, described it as the "company we all forgot", and one of the "second-tier corporations", who were wasting investments in over-expansion during the race into the Outer Rim.

Seegson operated a variety of subsidiaries, including Seegson Communications, Seegson Synthetics, Seegson Credit Services, Seegson Security and Seegson Pharmaceuticals.

Like Weyland-Yutani, Seegson seeks Xenomorph specimens to procure and study.[5]

Manifesto

"Here at Seegson, we understand science and technology need to work with society. There are many discoveries and opportunities out on the horizon, but we believe that before we set off into the wild blue yonder, we should concentrate on solving those problems closer to home. That's why at Seegson every new technology, research project and discovery is concentrated with finding real world applications to help families, small businesses and local communities, We don't forget the little details when seeing the big picture. We don't want to show you a new world, we want you to discover it with you, we hope you'll join us for the journey."

History

Seegson was founded as Sieg and Son by entrepreneur Josiah Sieg.[1] With the advent of faster-than-light travel in 2034, Sieg and Son became a major competitor to Weyland Corp, who were the pioneers in the field.[1] The company's willingness to share its FTL products with other corporations — a practice that set it apart from Weyland Corp — helped it to achieve huge success.[1] By 2066, Sieg and Son was operating huge manufacturing plants in London, Buenos Aires, Nagasaki and on Luna.[6] In 2071, the Sieg family sold their shares back into the company, which continued to expand at an exponential rate. Sieg and Son became market leaders in the production of cars, chemicals, educational equipment and building materials.[6] Towards the end of the century, the company formally changed its name to Seegson.[6] In 2115, Josiah's descendant Sebastian Sieg created a series of articles that chronicled the company's history and development, under the title "Tomorrow, Together"; these were originally published in the book Eye on Seegson.

Among Seegson's more notable endeavors was its heavy investment in deep space orbital platforms, such as Sevastopol Station, which the company bought from previous owners GeoFund Investor in 2124. Seegson turned the dilapidated station into a bustling freeport and made it the primary off-planet site for the development, manufacture, sale and maintenance of their Working Joe androids.[7][8] The station was also outfitted with an APOLLO mainframe that governed its day-to-day operation, the company winning awards for its advanced AI system.[8]

However, Seegson's decision to gamble on deep space orbital platforms for extra-solar habitation — as opposed to the terraforming and colonization technologies being pursued by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation — would prove disastrous.[9] According to reporter Julia Jones of the Colonial Times, it became "abundantly clear that Seegson has gambled wildly with both its own investment and that of banking corps such as GeoFund Investor".[9] The company's rush to expand into space colonization, and the high operating costs involved with such a venture, meant it was unable to support itself when the industry collapsed. The failure of deep space orbital outposts in favor of planetary habitation crippled Seegson, and many of its settlements soon became economically nonviable and were forced to close down. Sevastopol, one of the company's flagship outposts, was placed on the market on September 16, 2137.

By 2219, Seegson was known to asset-strip planets from Weyland-Yutani.

Technology

"While they maintain an impressive array of product lines, Seegon's wares are considered somewhat inferior to those produced by Weyland-Yutani. The Colonial Times has even referred to Seegson merchandise as "cheap knockoffs." Still, an independent colony that couldn't afford a W-Y security system would do almost as well with one from Seegson, and their A.P.O.L.L.O mainframe system continues to be a popular and cost effective choice for starship and colony management on the frontier."
Alien: The Roleplaying Game

Despite Seegson's aspirations of matching Weyland-Yutani, the reality was that many of their products were inferior and more rudimentary in nature. For example, some of their synthetics sounded more 'robotic' and did not look properly human; instead, they resembled mannequins. However, Seegson's technology was similar to Weyland-Yutani's, and at least one of their space stations was equipped with a computer whose voice matched that of the USCSS Nostromo's MU/TH/UR 6000.

Seegson also operated at least one cargo hauler, the Europa, and two other space stations, the interstellar outpost Novgorod Station, and the scientific research station LV-44-40.

Electronics

  • C-24 Magnetic Tape Recorder: An audio recording format, frequently used to record audio logs.
  • Harold Automated Trash Collection Robot: An automated trash collection robot.
  • APOLLO A.I. Mainframe: An A.I. computer capable of overseeing complex network systems. One such mainframe was installed aboard Sevastopol Station.
  • Working Joe androids
  • System Diagnostic Device: A device used to hack doors and terminals.
  • P-DAT: A Personal Tablet system, which comes with a chargin rack used to charge multiple P-DAT's.
  • Microview-2000SE: "Compact Archive Imaging", A navigational map used on spacestations.

Mechanical

  • Cutting Torch: A Blowtorch used for welding and gaining access to emergancy cutting points.
  • Maintenance Jack: A tool used to remove door braces and divert power on electrical junction boxes.

Pharmaceuticals

  • Tranquillity Sleeping Pill: "To Sleep perchance to dream..."
  • Nevesleep Pills: Fast acting endurance supplement.
  • Hydr8tion: Effective post-hypersleep rehydration.
  • Pharmax Medical Bandages.
  • Naproleve: "Instant Pain Relief”, Is the fastest acting relief for all strains, stresses and irritations.

Recreational

  • Eye On Seegson: Magazine booklet which talks about the history of Seegson, published in September 2130.
  • Entertainment Terminal: A terminal used for playing video games.

Trivia

  • Seegson jingles within the files of Alien: Isolation are named "Segsun" — presumably an early in-development name for the company.
  • Seegson's former name "Sieg and Son" is possibly a reference to the characters Sigg and Son from Joseph Conrad's novel Typhoon.

Appearances

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Notable members

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 025 - Tomorrow, Together #1
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jeremy Parish (January 7, 2014). "Can Alien: Isolation Sustain 40 Minutes of Sci-Fi Perfection for 12 Hours? | USgamer". USgamer. Retrieved on January 10, 2014.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine - February 2014 issue
  4. Alien: The Roleplaying Game
  5. Alien: The Roleplaying Game
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 060 - Tomorrow, Together #2
  7. Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 115 - Tomorrow, Together #3
  8. 8.0 8.1 Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 139 - Tomorrow, Together #4
  9. 9.0 9.1 Alien: Isolation - Archive Log 075 - An Outpost of Progress? #4
  10. Alien: Isolation Developer Diary -- "Origins"
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