The Universal... is an online game for PC. Explore the galaxy, play on planets or make your own world with your own game design. Various game types are available - including uniquely complex social economies - and you can play it all for free. If you're the creative type you'll find extensive in-game tools and a powerful scripting engine to let you create new game ideas. Or you can just mess around and blow each other into ostriches. It's all cool, whatever.

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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:

Demolition
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...

Demolition - kill the puny humans!

Magicthumb
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?

Magicthumb - a strange world of potions and magic

Guntrac
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...

Guntrac - tractors with guns, naturally

And more...
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!

The Universal - front end

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

New client and cloud hosting

New client and cloud hosting

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The Universal client 0.66.0 has been released today, focusing on a new 'cloud' hosting system for worlds and improved in-game world editing tools.

The Universal, Chapter 5 - Aramathea

The Universal, Chapter 5 - Aramathea

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Civilization is booming, towns and forges have been built, horses are being reared and theres enough bread for everyone.

The Universal Chapter 3

The Universal Chapter 3

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The Universal enters a new phase in its historical quest back to space, with a complex economic civilization starting to form.

The Universal, Chapter 2 - Revelations

The Universal, Chapter 2 - Revelations

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After many years of simple living, realization dawns...

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The Universal Client Install 0.70.2

The Universal Client Install 0.70.2

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This is the current development/alpha version of 'The Universal..'. The game engine is well advanced and includes network features (real-time gameplay...

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TheUniversalDev Creator
TheUniversalDev

Thanks, lurker. It's just a game but.. ya know.. appreciated :)

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Guest
Guest

Still lurking, still following, still worth it.

You will always have my vote, keep up the great work!

Cerpago

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AndreiMolnar
AndreiMolnar

This game promises so much, but I've noticed an alarming lack of submarines!
This looks like a really great game but it's a shame it will take so long to create...

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TheUniversalDev Creator
TheUniversalDev

Would love to get it done sooner, but ya know.. work, kids, life.. Submarines, though.. alarming indeed, good point! Noted! :)

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Vladiskov
Vladiskov

Atleast you did the planet thing OwO

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TheUniversalDev Creator
TheUniversalDev

I'm getting there :) Give it a few more months and we're rolling, promise.

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morvis
morvis

Nice to see an official update here =).

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clonekingtehsniper
clonekingtehsniper

nice

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Trenial
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For some more videos, old ones, check my Profile -> Videos.

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To get things started, here's a link to an alpha/test version of a little android puzzle game I wrote recently : Play.google.com

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