After several months of extensive testing by its dedicated community and more than $ 11 million in funding, including crowdfunding support, Novaquark today announced the release of the first playable alpha version of the Dual Universe.
This is the most important milestone in the evolution of the game to create civilization since the successful completion of the Kickstarter campaign in 2016 – content updates are waiting for all alpha testers!
The game is built on four main pillars: exploration, construction, trade and conquest. The Alpha 1 Dual Universe brings the first three aspects of this massive sci-fi sandbox, allowing players to explore their content and build almost everything they can imagine. From underground bases and futuristic cityscapes to spacecraft for interstellar travel and hovercraft – there are no restrictions.
In addition, players have a lot more space for their creativity with the launch of Alpha 1. Thanks to intensive developer development, Alioth, the planetary platform of the game, has now reached an area that is approaching the UK. Thus, it is not only the first, but also the largest static, researched planet of all time in an MMO.
In addition to the terraforming and construction options, Alpha 1 offers a large number of tools that help players mine, collect, transport, store, and sell various building resources. To use the Dual Universe system in the first iteration, players need all the resources they can get!
A detailed overview of the contents of Alpha 1 and a preview of the key features that players can expect from the upcoming development stages are shown in the roadmap:
But this is only the beginning of the interstellar journey of the Double Universe towards its liberation. Of course, the active participation of the community from the very beginning of the development will continue, and the feedback from the players – whether they are veterans or newcomers – will get more value as the team creates a real meta-verse and makes a fantastic dream a reality.
As proof of their commitment to this vision, Dual Universe will welcome all Kickstarter supporters for Alpha 1 by the end of the year, regardless of the amount they gave. Thus, the population of the game is brought to more than 11,000 players, all playing on the same, fully editable server.
The Dual Universe is now available in Alpha 1. Alpha 2 is scheduled for release in the first half of 2019. Current updates Dual Universe available on the official site.