Novaquark, the developer behind the upcoming and incredibly ambitious MMO, Dual Universe, has received a pretty hefty cash investment to make their game a reality.
The independent developer announced that they’ve received $3.7 million in funding from private investors which brings the total funding amount, including money raised from crowdfunding, to $7.4 million. This comes just as the developer prepares to launch the first alpha for the game.
Dual Universe is an incredibly ambitious MMO which has players exploring space and colonising planets along side hundreds and thousands of other players. Players will be able to build settlements, contribute to the in-game economy, create politics, trade among each other, and of course start wars.
According to Novaquark, the aim is to create the first virtual player-driven online civilisation, and they’ve created the technology to do so. This technology, designed specifically for the game, is called the continuous single-shard cluster (CSSC) and is capable of managing a single universe with potentially millions of people interacting at once.
“Last year, Dual Universe became the third highest funded video game on Kickstarter, collecting more than $670K from over 8,000 backers,” explained JC Baillie, CEO at Novaquark. “With this new round of funding, we have reached a new level of support that will help the project reach its full potential”.
“Our ambition is to become the number one platform for user-generated entertainment, all happening in the same universe, to create an ecosystemic amplification mechanism similar to that of social networks” notes JC Baillie, CEO at Novaquark.
Dual Universe is definitely one to keep an eye on as it launches into Alpha in the later half of this year.