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.

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Guntrac - tractors with guns, naturally Magicthumb - a strange world of potions and magic Demolition - kill the puny humans!
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0 comments by Fooli on Dec 10th, 2014

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!

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...

Demolition - kill the puny humans!

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

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!

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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

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The Universal Client Install 0.69.1

The Universal Client Install 0.69.1

Dec 19, 2014 Demo 0 comments

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...

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TheUniversalDev Creator
TheUniversalDev Dec 8 2014, 9:05pm says:

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

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AndreiMolnar Dec 7 2014, 1:44pm says:

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 Dec 7 2014, 5:02pm replied:

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 Jul 2 2014, 7:58pm says:

Atleast you did the planet thing OwO

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TheUniversalDev Creator
TheUniversalDev Jul 11 2014, 8:15pm replied:

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

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morvis Jun 15 2014, 7:55pm says:

Nice to see an official update here =).

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Trenial Feb 7 2012, 3:07am says:

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

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