After 6 months of hard work developing our debut creation – the next-gen blockchain game 0xUniverse – we are finally releasing a public roadmap for our future projects.
The first two stages of our successful item pre-sale for 0xUniverse have completely sold out, but you will still have the chance to buy discounted planets in the third presale stage until the end of June 25.
We are glad to announce that the official release date for 0xUniverse is June 29. On that day you will be able to embark on your own space exploration: building spacecrafts, colonizing planets and unraveling the game’s storyline.
Here goes our roadmap.
Late last year, we started employing experts and developing the concept for 0xUniverse. The core team consisted of gamedev veterans and experienced blockchain specialists. Enticed by the prospects of this new market, they placed their confidence in the potential it held. First and foremost because blockchain opens a wide range of new possibilities to both players and developers. For one, it helps small developers raise funds faster and create better quality games. In addition, it enables an in-game free market to flourish: the planets – 0xUniverse’s collectible items – are exclusively owned by the players, who are free to exchange the items amongst themselves.
A great effort has gone into 0xUniverse since the start of this year. We created smart contracts, designed planets and wrote a storyline. It was all this hard work that made an early March release possible. The subsequent beta testing counted over a hundred participants.
A beta test was run on the Rinkeby testnet between March and May. Bug reporting and feedback from players, plus our arduous teamwork, guaranteed the release by early June. At this point, players started asking for a pre-sale campaign. The idea was green-lit. During that time our project’s popularity increased substantially: all planets available during the first and second pre-sale stages were instantly sold out. The third and final stage is currently running and ends June 25. The game gets released on June 29.
Here at 0xGames our team has also been working on a second game “0xUniverse: Battleships” since May. It will see players battling in the world of 0xUniverse, so planet owners will get additional bonuses. An announcement with further details on this project will come out in July.
We will begin work on a mobile version of the game soon after its official release. This will be a vital growth point for our audience, and we plan to treat it as such.
Some new functions will be introduced, including social game mechanics. Players will be able to:
1) Message each other
2) Receive news announcements to keep them updated
3) Participate in contests
4) Join forces in the creation of Corporations
Corporations are the definite highlight among the new features. Players will be able to associate in enterprises where a corp leader will have full control over resources that can be allocated both to wage wars against other corporations and to explore new worlds. Other corp members will be able to invest into its activities and get appropriate returns. Corp leaders can potentially be removed from their charge by unsatisfied corp members.
Another great new feature will be planet leasing. Players will be able to launch the spaceships they build from other players’ planets after paying a lease. Yet another way for planet owners to make a profit.
We mention the major updates above, but there are dozens of smaller details planned, such as player’s experience systems and giving names to planets.
By the end of the year Corporations will get a chance to fight each other for the right to dominate the galaxy. Successful war efforts will allow one to control entire sectors and profit from the sale of planets in that territory.
The release of our new game “0xUniverse: Battleships” is planned for this date.
We believe that, if players join forces, they’ll manage to uncover the mysteries of the game’s universe. This would lead to a scientific breakthrough allowing Corporations to expand their dominion outside the known galaxy and explore new worlds in early 2019.
This roadmap reflects the path that we hope our 0xUniverse game series will follow. Bear in mind that the blockchain market is developing at such a rapid rate that new technologies are likely to appear, and thus can shift priorities. Which is it’s vital to stay on the cutting edge!
Our team listens to the voice of players; and it is within your power to suggest new ideas and influence the way 0xUniverse evolves. Feel free to join the game community on Discord, Telegram, Twitter, Facebook or Reddit. And don’t miss out on participating in the planet presale, which ends on June 25!