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.
Once upon a time (all good stories start with that), I wandered into lands owned by The Federation Alpha (and by lands, I mean a Dual Universe Discord server). While taking in the sights, I was accosted by a giant fiery ‘G’. At first, I thought my time had come, but the fiery G turned to me and said (and I am paraphrasing) “Ask me questions. Ask me anything.” So I did.
It turns out ‘G’ was not a fiery harbinger of doom, but the very friendly President Ginger of The Federation Alpha. We had a good chat over some hot chocolate and tea and I even managed to entice Prime Minister Chrissi into the tea party.
Even before players could place a single voxel in pre-alpha Dual Universe, there are those in the many established organisations that (still) know: the game has already begun.
The previous article, Dual Universe State of Affairs – Pre-alpha (part 1), gave a brief summary of the interplay between organisations from early 2016 to July 2017. This article covers events from late July 2017 till February 2018. These are events that affected the top 20 organisations of Dual Universe. Organisations marked with an asterisk (*) have since changed their name or no longer exist. Follow me below for the second pre-alpha update.