Dual Universe gets a pre alpha trailer
Ok so its a pre-alpha, and its not really anything to get excited about at all but Dual Universe, the sandbox game that we saw at PAX:West that wants to change the world, is finally showing the world just a little bit of its hand.
Well, were you blown away? I suppose probably not, since you didnt see any actual gameplay, but let me tell you, its a cool game. I promise. Raising over 7.4 Million dollars on Kick Starter the game promises to bring a shared experince to millions of players in a persistent MMO world, where you can build craft and do what ever you want, while also going in to space, and doing ti everywhere.
Thanks to the support of its community, Dual Universe became the 3rd most funded video game on Kickstarter last year, with a total of subsequent crowdfunding reaching $1M pledged by 10,000 backers. Dual Universe is delivering the premises and foundations of the next generation of MMO gaming. The game’s incredible vision is illustrated in the new Pre-Alpha video teaser released today.
Jean-Christophe Baillie, CEO at Novaquark.
“Following up our recent global $7.4M mark in fundraising, this public Pre-Alpha milestone is very important to us and our community. Our proprietary CSSC (Continuous Single-Shard Cluster) and voxel engine technologies are now benchmarked for the first time with real players and not just bots. It is truly amazing to think that when you see a moon in the sky, it’s actually there, you can fly to it with a proper spaceship. And you could carve out half of it, given enough time, as the world is entirely editable. Everyone will see it. This kind of giant continuous world experience has never been seen before in gaming. We can’t wait to see what people are going to build over the next weeks.”
At the heart of Dual Universe is a truly innovative proprietary technology, which was developed to lay the foundations of the game. The CSSC (Continuous Single-Shard Cluster) manages one single universe with potentially millions of people interacting in it at the same time. Inside the CSSC is also a multi-scale voxel engine that enables players to physically modify the world; dig a hole, carve up a mountain or build anything they want, from space ships to orbital stations.
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, economy, political systems, warfare, etc. The vision for Dual Universe is to create the first virtual online civilization, a vision close to Ernest Cline’s Oasis in Ready Player One.
Novaquark is a Paris-based game studio formed in 2014 by veterans from Ubisoft, Sony, Apple, Gameloft, with a mission to renew the MMO genre through technological innovation. Dual Universe, their flagship title, fosters massively emergent gameplay in a huge continuous single-shard virtual world. The studio is currently hiring experienced and motivated candidates in technical and business positions.