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Nine Chronicles

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: Planetarium
Release Date: Mid 2020

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'Nine Chronicles' Coming To Steam Early Access This Summer

by Rainier on March 8, 2021 @ 11:04 a.m. PST

Nine Chronicles is a free-to-play RPG set in a vast fantasy world - ruled over by its players, and supported by an economy where supply and demand are the greatest currency.

Utilising groundbreaking technology, Nine Chronicles is a fantasy MMORPG powered by the players, set in a world that can never be shut down. Infinitely moddable and owned by the community, Nine Chronicles invites you to aid the goddess Freya in her eternal struggle against an evil ravaging the land.

Nine Chronicles gives players the freedom to play how they want: exploring, crafting, mining or governing in a uniquely moddable, open-source adventure.

Conquer dangerous dungeons to gather rare resources for trade; specialize in crafting the finest equipment; or pass legislation with the support of other players to inhabit this realm as you see fit.

The corrupted spawn of the world tree Yggdrasil is running rampant across the realms. You must decide how you will stop their spread of chaos throughout the lands. Use all of the resources at your disposal to overpower the evil that’s ravaging the world.

Perpetual World: Govern the world together in a game that cannot be shut down, ever, because the data and the logic live in a blockchain network — instead of the company, the gamers run the world together with no forced updates or changes without community approval.

Infinite moddability: Nine Chronicles is one of the first massively multiplayer games to fully support mods and give players the tools to utilize them in an open-source format.

In 2020, during development of Nine Chronicles, Planetarium partnered with Ubisoft and Hashed to form a partnership focused on developing blockchain-based games where there is no central server, which allows players have full control of the world.

Now completely open-source, players and developers alike can use any part of the game, from the beautiful bespoke 2D assets to in-game logic and code, for whatever they like. Be it an extension of Nine Chronicles or something completely new and innovative, Planetarium is encouraging users to delve into the game's inner workings and get creative.

To support this goal, Planetarium is offering grants to developers who will use their open source toolkit to build content and helpful tools for the community.

"From the very beginning, we've always wanted to offer gaming communities a chance to own their online games" said Kijun Seo, CEO of Planetarium. "We're excited to keep our promise by fully open sourcing Nine Chronicles, and offering grants for talented developers. We can't wait to support amazing projects from our community — please check out Nine Chronicles in early access by visiting our website, and join our community of developers on Discord.

Nine Chronicles is currently available to play via the official website, and a Steam (Early Access) launch is planned for later in the year.


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