Untold Universe is a space voxel sandbox MMORPG about colonizing and shaping a huge and uncharted universe. 



The idea

Untold Universe intends to add over the cube-based voxel game concepts a social component thanks to the MMO part, and a strong gameplay giving players a goal and a role to play in the global colonization effort of the universe

When connecting to the game the first time, you will be a pioneer freshly arrived from the known universe. You will discover the Border, a part of the universe that does not obey the same rules as ours, and is still to discover and tame. Equipped with only your ambition and the Valhalla Digital pioneer starter pack, you will have a chance to start back your life, and become one of the most reputed industrial, commander, pilot, pirate, or anything that could make you rich, powerful and respected by your peers! 

Features

This are the global features we are targeting: 

  • Massively Multiplayer Sandbox: Play with people from all around the world, team up to be stronger and shape entire worlds all together! 
  • Explore an Infinite Universe: Land on planets of different types, then explore and exploit them! New ones will be added as more players enter the universe. 
  • Build and Trade your Designs: Gather ressources and use them to build anything from factories to spaceships then sell or use them to your own benefit! 
  • Choose your role: The game will not limit you to a particular skill. Want to be good at something? Just do it! 
  • Jobs system: Colonizing worlds alone can be long and hard. Those who want to make quick cash and meet new people to work with will be able to take jobs generated by other players corporations. Defend assets, find a place to mine, build infrastructures, many jobs will be available to improve in your favorite field!

Current progress and futur

Currently, Untold Universe is in private Alpha. The game still is in a very early build, and does not contain many features. 

But we are progressing fast, making new versions and adding new features on a regular basis. Along with new updates comes batches of Alpha keys, allowing more and more players to enter, test and help us build the game! We, indeed, are very interested in our players feedback and opinions, and are trying to adapt our development to these. Also, to be sure that we are building a game that the players will love, we are submitting the next feature choice to a players vote! 

The game should enter a private Beta stage after summer, when more features will be implemented and the servers will be more stable. 

Only major news will be posted on IndieDB. For minor announcements and discussions, please check out our official Dev Blog and our Forums. Thanks!

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0 comments by WoldenDans on Jul 31st, 2014

Hello everybody,

We are happy to announce today that the PvP update is out! This update changes and adds a lot of things, modifying a lot the way the game will be played.

What is it? 

This update is all about fighting. On ground or in space, players will now be able to use weapons, making most of the game's space hostile and dangerous.

Players will be able to find peace on New Haven, the currently only protected planet of the game. On this planet, PvP is completely disabled, allowing players to discuss with their fellow Alpha pioneers, prepare, and build a spaceship.

Update content

Many, many things have been added and tweaked. Let's detail some of the most important new features.

Protected planet and starter pack

First things first, as said above, New Haven is now a protected planet, introducing this concept into the game for the first time. 'Protected' means that weapons and crashes are disabled.

Also, the starting region is not modifiable anymore, so new players will arrive in a base containing two shipyards usable by anyone, allowing them to build their first spaceship easily.

PvP update - Starter pack
Request a starter pack to build a small ship quickly
 

Indeed, we added to the game a number of small features to accelerate it, giving everybody a chance to test PvP.

As an exemple, players will find on New Haven a new button in the Escape menu: the Valhalla digital starter pack. It will add to their inventory some cubes and resources useful to build their first miner and ship!

Death, crashes and respawn

Players now have a life value. And many ways to lower it!
Falling from too high, being shot, or crashing their ship might result in their character death.

PvP update - Spawn points
You will re-spawn on this block
 

In this eventuality, the player will re-spawn! A new cube have been added, called the spawn point, and players will teleport back to it when dying.

The last dropped spawn point is the one that the game will use. If it is destroyed, players will re-spawn on New Haven, with the chance of asking for a new starter pack and start back!

Weapons

Of course, one of the main addition of this version are weapons. First of all, on ground, players will be able to switch to combat mode by pressing 'q'. In this mode, pressing the mouse left button will fire a shot instead of hitting a cube!

Also, we added a ship weapon: the laser. Currently, stacking mechanics are not implemented as this is part of the "Advanced spaceship design" feature, so players will only be able to put four lasers on a ship, with the same power.

PvP update - Lasers PvP update - Destruction
Spaceships weapons
 

When piloting, clicking the left mouse button will fire every laser of the ship. Useful to destroy bases or take down another spaceship!

And more

Many other things have been added. Slopes, the possibly to climb on miners columns, an option to change the key bindings, ownership...

PvP update - Climbing
Players can now climb on miners' columns
 

Also, we worked a lot on the servers to make the game more stable.

What's next?

Note that there is no model for the ground weapon yet, and that the bullets FX are a laser. Indeed, we preferred to wait a bit more before adding these, as we also have to start working on the character model. These kind of assets are the longest to create, thus sounds, models and FX (like explosions and better lasers) will be added regularly in the future, independently of the features.

The next one or two weeks will be all about gathering feedback and tweaking the game according to it. During this time, everyone will be able to vote for the next major feature that will be added to the Alpha!

See you soon!

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Propagandawar
Propagandawar 3mins 57secs ago says: Online

As much as I am interested in No mans sky. Games like this Space Engineers and Star Made are more world building ship building along with survival in some cases than just outright exploring. For me Flagship will probably trump No Mans Sky.

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Propagandawar
Propagandawar Jul 29 2014, 10:48pm says: Online

just another damn game to look forward too! Yep my life will be busy forever. Angled blocks like Space Engineers helped sell this game. Planets sealed the deal.

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pdominik99
pdominik99 Jul 29 2014, 12:45pm says:

no man's sky copy? but not bad

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WoldenDans
WoldenDans Jul 7 2014, 4:13am replied:

The game will be available directly on our website, even if it is selected to go on steam.

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jacle124
jacle124 Jul 3 2014, 2:37am says:

i would love to watch this grow, ill keep tracking, if i could get a link sent to me in my email to the website, when ready id love to start a series on youtube about this game, or a quirky story in the game.

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WoldenDans
WoldenDans Jul 7 2014, 4:16am replied:

If you made an Alpha request on our website (www.untold-universe.com) we will try to send you out an Alpha key as soon as possible. Still, we currently receive a lot more subscription than we can send out keys, so I am really sorry to say it could take some time! We will soon discuss it further in a news.
Anyway thanks a lot for your interest!

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heiko1234aaa
heiko1234aaa Jun 30 2014, 11:34am says:

Looks awesome,hopefully i can get a Key :D

Hope the game will become more popular

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WoldenDans
WoldenDans Jul 7 2014, 4:18am replied:

Thank you very much!
About the key, we are trying to send them as fast as possible. I just mentioned it in the comment just above yours ;)

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WoldenDans
WoldenDans May 28 2014, 8:52am replied:

Yes, we are sending Alpha keys by batches, to test servers incrementally. We are trying to get everybody to play as fast as possible, so I hope you will receive your key soon!

We would be glad to see you by the forums, what was the problem when trying to sign up?

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