Montreal, Canada, April 9, 2020 — Novaquark, developers of sci-fi MMO “Dual Universe“, recently chose the winners for its Space Station Building Contest. The competition, which began last October, was open to all Alpha backers and saw dozens of incredible submissions.
These are prime examples of what’s capable in Dual Universe’s fully-editable, shared world, where players can build together. Special thanks to all the entrants for their hard work and dedication!
New Genesis organization member Flip360 was crowned as the winner for his entry, the AMN Aspire Station, which serves as a defensive rearming and repair post for New Genesis’ members. What stood this station apart was not only how fantastic it looked, from its monolithic exterior to its clean, modern interior, but also its emphasis on creative and intelligent architecture.
It was clearly built from the ground up with maneuverability and usability in mind, with plenty of great views and space for all the organization’s members. Essentially, it broke away from in-game building, and used real-world architectural cues to present an amazing, functional space in Dual Universe.
“While all the entries were incredible,” said CEO Jean-Christophe Baillie
“the Aspire Station really matches content that is produced by traditional game studios. But it’s coming from the community using in-game tools, and this level of creativity will increase as the community grows and players become more acquainted with these tools.”
Rounding out the top three were Port Albatross LZ, designed by Dr. Rhubarb, and The Myriad Research Station by Serula. Whether as refueling / trading stations, defensive outposts, or organizational HQs, space stations will serve as important hubs for some of Dual Universe’s main gameplay loops, including dynamic economy and organization, and these three entries capture that essence.
Port Albatross LZ features lots of customization using the in-game scripting, plenty of crew quarters, and a variety of docking stations, while The Myriad was built with user-implemented constraints to build as quickly and efficiently as possible to inspire players with minimal knowledge of the game’s voxel tools.
To commemorate the winners, Novaquark released a walkthrough video that showcases the top three finalists and their creations. Following that, they plan on interviewing Flip360 about his winning entry, so be sure to keep an eye out for that on the official Dual Universe YouTube page, and on their website!
Special thanks once again to all the entrants, as this has been Dual Universe’s most successful competition to date. Sci-fi fans can jump right into the Dual Universe experience now for $60 USD/60 Euros. Pledge packs and more information can be found on the game’s website. Dual Universe’s Beta 1 launch is expected to release this summer, with the full game arriving in 2021.
Novaquark’s goal is to create the first virtual online civilization, enabling potentially millions of players to shape and share a metaverse of their own, together, at a scale never seen before. A world with meaning, where everything you do matters and has a permanent impact. Novaquark, composed of veterans from Sony, Apple, CCP Games, Epic Games and Bioware, is on a mission to bring a new generation of MMO through science, expertise and technological innovation.
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Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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