That is actually the meta plot of our modern abyssals game.

I don't think it's really a way to liken creation to earth as we know it, though. Earth is surrounded by space, not metal screaming with the voices of the damned. You'd have to make that sphere really* big, and then fill it with mostly nothing.

*repeat 'really' until bored, then continue with sentence

Maybe a truly powerful mad solar cartographer creates the first globe and forces reality to match his new map?...