Original EVE Online Designer Joins Novaquark to Expand Dual Universe


Dual Universe News

Dual Universe, the seamless virtual online civilization has acquired the talent of one of the original EVE Online designers, Hrafnkell Oskarsson.  They will be working together to expand the already massive multi-planetary sandbox universe, where players can create their own stories, political ecosystems, cities, and empires. Traditional approaches to gaming and entertainment are based on companies spending substantial amounts of money to create content and sell it. Most of the time, players have little influence on the value of the platform, as they passively consume the content, and then move on to another game.

Novaquark wants to change this completely with its one-of-a-kind technology, providing users with a stage to collectively create the content they want and share it together on an unprecedented scale. The material the users create is what gives Novaquark’s universe value. At the heart of Dual Universe is a truly innovative proprietary technology, that 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, with no loading screen.

Pair that with an innovative voxel engine that enables players to modify the world and foster a persistent, continuous form of reality and players will find that Novaquark has created something truly unique with Dual Universe. Oskarsson originally helped design one of the most acclaimed online multiplayer virtual universes, in EVE Online. The two titles could not be more different but share the same large-scale player story and cultural heritage.

“Competitors in the MMO genre tend to rely on simplified models to connect a few hundreds, sometimes a few thousands of players together in the same arena or instance, which are often not persistent and not interconnected,” says Founder and CEO Jean-Christophe Baillie. “The experienced content is made by the company, and the players “consume” it. We have a new proprietary technology to change that and let millions of people together inside the same persistent, never stopping, virtual universe, where they are free to modify the world and create their own stories as they see fit.”

Novaquark offers the following to their users:

  • Seamless co-existence: Millions of people exist together at the same time within a continuous “no-loading screen” virtual space, with the actions of one affecting the rest. Empires will form and die, and alliances and betrayals will shape the destiny of the world.
  • Modifiable and evolving environment: Rather than a world that is static and scripted, Novaquark provides one that is constantly changing and progressing based on actions taken by users.
  • Platform for content creation: Players can use harvested materials to build anything from spaceships to cities to political and territorial systems, at any scale they want. There can be war, drama, action, conflict, all put into one giant universe for people to take control of, and that never stops.
  • Space to enact a common inner desire for new beginnings: Dual Universe works around the old dream of humanity for people to have a second chance at creating a new life for themselves, in a way even bigger than life itself.
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