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Dual Universe

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Novaquark
Release Date: 2018

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'Dual Universe' Supporter Packs Get You Alpha Access - Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2018 @ 12:22 p.m. PST

Dual Universe is a sandbox Sci-Fi MMORPG set within a continuous single-shard universe where players can freely edit the world and build any construction they like with no size restrictions, from space ships to cities to giant space stations.

Played in first person view, Dual Universe takes place in a vast realistic universe made of millions of planets, and focuses on emergent collective gameplay based around exploration, mining, crafting, trade, politics and warfare.

The concept of Dual Universe is described by Novaquark as a “Boundless MMO”: based on an innovative server technology called CSSC (Continuous Single-Shard Cluster), the game enables everybody to play in the same world, at the same time, without any slicing of the game universe into instances or zones. In addition, for the first time in a single-shard MMO, the world is entirely modifiable and an unlimited number of players will be free to build together, cooperate or compete. The focus has been made on giving the keys back to the MMORPG fans: using the building blocks provided by the game, the in-game community will make the choices and create the content they will play in.

Dual Universe is opening its hangar doors to new backers with the introduction of Supporter Packs, expanding upon the success of its early crowdfunding campaign which raised over one million dollars and established a passionate community of more than 10,000 backers. Offering up a fully editable, single shard universe, Dual Universe will let players build, explore, conquer, discover and create their entire game playground. Novaquark wants gamers to be at the center of Dual Universe’s development, right from the Pre-Alpha.

Beginning today, Supporter Packs are available for gamers to contribute, as early adopters, and get in at the ground floor and show their support for Dual Universe’s development.

Going hands-on with new features before the public even hears about them, Supporters will have the chance to share their feedback with Novaquark and weigh in on what’s next. In addition to the possibility of accessing the Pre-Alpha tests, Supporters will gain additional benefits like giftable Beta keys, cosmetic items, Dual Access Coupons (DAC), an in-game currency offering up to a year of monthly access to Dual Universe post launch, and much more.

Beyond its initial release, Dual Universe is set to be a long term continuous development project and will grow with regular updates.

Novaquark is building a virtual world environment where they hope millions of people will be able to live exciting collective adventures within a vibrant and emergent universe where everything is possible. The company aims at creating a new form of entertainment, where participants are free to create their own stories and environment.

Dual Universe Gameplay Features

  • Boundless Massively Multiplayer Game: potentially millions of players can share the same universe at the same time. One world, no boundaries, no zones, no instances.
  • Rich emergent gameplay mechanisms enable players to create their own societies.
  • Fully editable world: dig, deploy, craft, create and shape almost everything.
  • Giant player-made ships and constructions can be inhabited and host large crews.
  • Immersive first person view in a futuristic sci-fi universe.
  • Realistic in-game economy (based on market orders and financial tools).
  • Scriptable constructions (ships, buildings, etc.) using LUA: players can build their own piloting, AI or factory automation.

Technological Features

  • Continuous Single-Shard Cluster: the technology behind the “Boundless” MMO approach.
  • Procedurally generated planets, revealed as players explore further and further.
  • 25cm precision voxel technology to modify the environment or construct buildings/ships
  • Unlimited LOD (Level of Detail) technology allows planet-sized construction to be built
  • 64bit Planetary Engine: Smooth transitions from planet surfaces, through atmosphere and into space with no limits to how far the player can travel or see.

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