Now, I have started working on a game called In The Flesh, and I have decided to use this site to work on it.
The Game Itself
In any case, the main idea of In The Flesh is that it's a sci-fi automation game, but instead of using machines to do your work, you instead use biomachines: artificially created creatures with no free will, created entirely to do their creator's bidding. I've also came up with the species that use these things called the carofinxit, or "flesh molder."
The Carnem Deus
The first thing that came to mind though was why they would prefer biomachines to regular technology. I am still figuring that out, but one of the things I came up with for this is the Carnem Deus, or "flesh god," a massive creature in a deep slumber the size of a planet. It normally idles, showing no evidence of life, however, it is still alive. Many of the resources found in the game are just various kinds of tissue. As a result, regular resources like copper, tin, iron, or what have you are inaccessible to the carofinxit, leading to biomachines. While this fits in perfectly with the theme, I got to wondering, "is a creature of such monstrous proportions possible?"
First of all, the name is a bit misleading, as while the carofinxit worship the Carnem Deus, it is far from it. While it is mostly alien in its biology, it still has organs resembling the functions of earthborn creatures, having organs similar to that of the heart and lung. It slumbers most of the time, but when it awakes, well, bad things happen. VERY bad things. When a Carnem Deus wakes up, it causes disaster for any who live on it. This event has come to be called "The Reckoning" by the carofinxit.
The Carnem Deus only wakes up every couple of centuries, or whenever it gets irritated to the point of stirring. During this time, it activates various functions throughout its massive body to clear itself of parasites. Unfortunately, that includes the carofinxit. At the end of a naturally occurring Reckoning, the Carem Deus jettisons components of itself into space to reproduce (Inspired by Willk).
The Square Cube Law
To clear things up, disregard the square cube law. I know by now that the square cube law is best ignored in most cases. Although, I am open to any ideas about how the creature could overcome this.