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Novaquark, developer of Dual Universe, reaches $11.5M of fundraising to support Alpha launch and game development

by on August 8, 2018
 

Novaquark, developer of Dual Universe, reaches $11.5M of fundraising to support Alpha launch and game development

Hot off the news of the Launch Roadmap and Alpha, Dual Universe announces a major fundraising milestone!


Novaquark, developer of Dual Universe, finalized a $3.5M fundraising with Andurance Venture and Azom Partners to support the launch of its Alpha, and to grow the team behind the project that brings online gaming to a new level.

 

 

Dual Universe is an ambitious continuous single-shard sandbox MMO taking place on a multi-planets Sci-Fi world, and focusing on massively emergent gameplay. Players are free to create their own economic and political systems, gather in organizations and explore the procedurally generated world for resources and opportunities. Players are also able to modify the voxel-based world: create cities, various scriptable constructs like vehicles, spaceships or giant orbital station. All players share the same gigantic “single shard” universe: there is only one reality, giving birth to emergent stories and player specializations around activities like building, politics, security, piracy, space colonization and exploration, logistics, harvesting, manufacturing or industry production.

Similar in concept to worlds like the Oasis of Ready Player One, Dual Universe aims at revolutionizing the genre by creating the first global digital entertainment platform, fostering massive online communities cooperating or competing to rebuild civilizations in a virtual metaverse. Dual Universe is available now in Pre-Alpha and will reach Alpha stage in 2018.

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), which manages one single universe with potentially millions of people interacting in it at the same time, with no loading screen: a metaverse. Coupled to this, an innovative voxel engine enables players to physically modify the world; dig a tunnel, carve up a mountain or build anything they want, from cities to spaceships and orbital stations, at any scale they desire. Novaquark is building a virtual world environment meant to welcome millions of people, who will be able to live exciting collective adventures within a vibrant and emergent universe where everything is possible.

This freedom to explore, build, trade and conquer represents the uncompromising vision of scientist and Artificial Intelligence expert Jean-Christophe Baillie, founder of Novaquark and long-time science fiction devotee. Dual Universe picked up early momentum following a successful crowdfunding campaign, earning over a million euros in funding on both Kickstarter and its support pack campaign. Dual Universe was the 3rd biggest worldwide Kickstarter of 2016 for a video game and has a vibrant community of over 10,000 backers and 2,000 in-game organization communities.  For the latest updates visit the official website, and you can also follow the game on TwitterFacebookReddit, and YouTube.

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