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. Though the game is still in its pre-alpha stage, its community site boasts over 2,000 organisations and the official community Discord (founded by a player – but now run by the game’s developers), has over 2,500 members.
As the game moves onto the Alpha 1 Stage, provided in its development timeline, Outpost Zebra meets the game’s most popular organisations, and asks the questions that matter.
Arguably Dual Universe’s foremost military organisation, The Eldritch Nation is led by Zamarus, also known as Zamaro REDACTED, Zamaro and REDACTED. We don’t know why he keeps a vast selection of similar names, but we didn’t bother asking. During the course of the interview, we were often met with a dismissal air that promptly let us know we were not to ask further or press the issue. While surrounded by several armed guards, we were only too happy to skip over those enquiries. We must applaud Zamarus/Zamaro REDACTED/Zamaro/REDACTED for one thing: he wastes no time in giving a concise answer. Whether it was his nature or a desire to get a meddling team of journalists away from REDACTED, we’ll never know.Continue reading “An Insight into Dual Universe’s Most Popular Organisations: The Eldritch Nation”
“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.