“No! Noo! Nooo! Close your eyes, Aaron!” And while a bright flash filled the room, my memory started fading away.
It was a dark and stormy night in the second decade of the Third War of Sephirex Prime. In a rundown motel, a beeper was thrown at the wall, crashing as it hit. I was awake, my heart was still beating from the dream I had and the bottles of yesterday’s reunion were lying all around; just like the blond and red-haired resistance fighters, I took home. The red light of the system’s star glowed through the windows. I could only think of myself as lucky to have found the perfect princesses in the middle of this war-torn system.
It certainly has been a journey since the first Dual Universe organisations were officially created in early 2016 as previously mentioned in part 1 of this series. This article continues from where part 2 left off from February 2018 extending until the end of November 2018 which marked the beginning of the successful Alpha 1 launch of Dual Universe.
In that timeframe, while Pre-alpha testing raged inside Dual Universe, the large organisations continued to grow and a few new ones were created. Alliances were made and broken. New friends, acquaintances and enemies were made. The drama, usually rife within organisations, in some cases boiled over into more community-driven projects.
All told, the game wrapped within a game was afoot.
Novaquark’s Dual Universe is by all accounts an ambitious game in the making. Promising a pioneering server technology, in-depth sandbox features, and an infinite number of detailed planets, the game has captivated the minds of thousands of players. Despite a strict non-disclosure agreement, the fascinated and curious alike continue to gather in droves. A claimed policy of openness and community interaction has sparked a self-sustaining cycle of community generated content. The game recently entered its Alpha stage of development and the community site boasts over 2,000 organisations. The official community Discord (founded by a player – but now run by the game’s developers), has over 3,500 members.
As the game progresses in its development, Outpost Zebra meets the game’s most popular organisations and asks the questions that matter.
One of the most stable organisations in the top ten, the Empire is also one of the most reserved. Formed and lead by Kytheum, the organisation has one of the longest streaks of stable growth. Ever marching upwards, Kytheum’s brainchild is Dual Universe’s third largest organisation. Like the Terran Union, it was also formed quite early.
‘The Empire was founded on the 18th of August in 2016, which is as I recall, at most a week after the organisation’s page was launched.’ Kytheum told us.