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Right, this is my second time writing this and let's see if I can appear to be a little bit coherant behind what I wish to talk about, for I have as of yet not seen any 'press' per se on this games development. If I am honest, I cannot for the life of me recall where I initially heard about it. Just that I stumbled across it on one of my many bouts of insomina.
When I found out about this game 'The Universe Project' I just signed up to the newsletter after being somewhat impressed by their creative vision about what they aim to achieve. It was recently I received an email that contained more information on what's going on. It struck me as odd, that being an MMORPG I have seen nothing mentioned on this WIP other than from the source directly.
So, I searched here, and as I said before I could not find anything further on the matter and wish to discuss it further.
The game itself is set to be a browser based game, first edition of which will be an isometric view (Think Diablo, Path of Exile or even Civ perspective) to which they later date, with more funding aim to have the game have full 3D. Mobile devices will retain the isometric view for compactability but the other all aim is to have the game available on many devices all interacting with a single environment.
The environment that this is being set on is a 'fictional' planet Earth which will retain its actual size and scope. Meaning that if you as an avatar was to walk from one end of the planet to the other, it would take you over a year to do so.
The aim is that the game sets everyone in the stone age, to which you bound together as a community and work your way up to the modern era. The means to do so are lwft to your own devices. You could become a lord and found a town and grow it into a city or metropolis. You could be a conquer of nations, you could be a simple farmer toiling in the fields looking to make a trade for yourself. You can also go down more evil routes such as being a serial killer, or a Lex Luther meglomanic. The choices, and consequences are ultimately your own in this community driven game.
The end goal is to see how well, we as a community grow together, do we push together into the space age and explore the stars? Or do we ravage the land of resources and blow the planet up?
Now the website http://startonate.appspot.com explains what I am trying to say and a lot more and it just takes email registration to get involved in the debate online and to get first hand answers to any lingering questions. They also have a refer link available to which is used to help spread the word about the game which will also reward you with pre-alpha access. This is my own, and I would appreciate a refer if you have the time http://startonate.appspot.com/?ref=dHN1bW9yb0BnbWFpbC5jb20_
I am not the most 'gifted' individual of communication and I would advise that should any of what I have said has 'piqued' your interest in any way shape of form that you go directly to the source of it via the website link I have stated above.
I, for one am excited about the possibilities of this game and truely hope it comes into fruition without my hopes and dreams being too dashed.
Thank you for your time.