This is the current development-alpha version of The Universal. The client is well advanced, with a range of features including a custom 3d engine, network...
The Universal is a unique multi-player game set in a universe that is entirely configurable by the community. Travel the galaxy and land on planets where you can build your own trade empire, play crafting, racing, fighting and other more bizarre minigames, or simply hang out and chat. Trade and fight with other players across star-systems, multiplayer-Elite-style.
If you don't like the worlds you find you can make your own, using a rich range of customisable templates, or your own gameplay ideas and content.
You can try the development version for free.
The Christmas update of The Universal introduces loads of new worlds to play on - including KILLING PUNY HUMANS - plus new prize round tournaments where you can win Amazon gift vouchers if you help us test the latest Alpha!
SPACE is BACK!
The space trading/combat game (Elite-style) is back, with a new cockpit, new ships, new space
drives and effects. We've also been working on a lot of back-end and graphics engine improvements as well as building a bunch of crazy new worlds for you to play on.
Here's a quick video tour of some of the latest stuff:
New worlds to play on!
There are many new worlds available in our Xmas 2014 update:
Kill the puny humans in your giant tripod of death! LAUGH as the puny humans flee from your gigantic death machine. CACKLE as you race to rack up the most kills. GRIN evilly as you... well you get the idea. Can you play keepie-uppie with their squishy little bodies? Oh yes, you can...
A strange social game about crafting and using potions - will you turn your opponent into an ostrich before he transforms you into a yukka? Also featuring: swimming! And... coracles?
Weld a plasma cannon to the top of a tractor and go to battle on this team combat world. Protect your base, and destroy the opposing team with rockets, seekers, cluster bombs and the dreaded tomahawk missile...
The galaxy has Civ-style worlds, crazy economy worlds, desolate wastelands and player-run worlds in various stages of completion... see what you can find!
Events and prize rounds
Win Amazon gift vouchers! There are alpha-test events and prize rounds running from 9th-30th December. Winners of events will receive Amazon gift vouchers at the end of the year. A full
schedule and more details can be found at Theuniversal.net.