You find yourselves onboard the commercial spacecraft Nostromo
. With all crew members in stasis, the spacecraft was originally on a return trip to Earth, until you were all awoken by a mysterious signal, coming from the surface of an uncharted planet.
The ship's computer, MOTHER, decides that you must look into the possible distress signal, and so you send down a team to investigate.
It turns out that the signal is coming from a derelict alien spacecraft. Inside, you find the remains of a large alien creature whose ribcage appears to have exploded from the inside. Hmm...
You check in with MOTHER. There isn't any relevant data pertaining to whatever this large alien creature could be. You are anxious to get back to the ship, but you must first complete your sweep.
Finally, you stumble upon a huge chamber containing hundreds of eggs. Now, this is interesting - maybe some of these should be taken back to the ship.
In space, no one can hear you scream.