It’s official, we’re going to release The Universim on Steam Early Access on the 28th of August! We’ve come a long way together, haven’t we? We are super proud of our accomplishments and excited to give more people the opportunity to try it out.
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As a result, we are going to bunker down for the next few months leading up to the Steam release. This gives us more time to work on exciting new content and polish all of the systems before the big day. We have a few surprises simmering on the stove for you already, and we think you’re going to love the new additions to the game.
Everyone who purchased The Universim via the Crytivo Store or Kickstarter will be able to activate their keys on Steam! You can access your key in the My Games section of the Crytivo Store. If you have any issues finding it or come across other problems, do not hesitate to contact our support team.
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This is an unbelievably massive milestone for us. Our bones are shaking in anticipation. This is our first game; it’s our baby. We have invested a crazy amount of love and passion into the project. As you know, we rescheduled the initial Kickstarter release dates in order to give ourselves more time to improve the game. We want The Universim to be something special, something that feels like it’s alive and full of character. Once some issues are solved, we think it’ll be ready for the prime time.
We ask that you please help us spread the word about the official release date.
We know how sensitive the Steam community is to Early Access titles, and we hope that we will not fall victim to being judged too soon. We ask that you please help us spread the word about the official release date. Knock on the door of your favorite streamer/influencer and let gaming blogs and news sites know that you would like to hear more about The Universim. Even sharing the game with your friends and family can be a big help.
It has been an amazing journey, and we’re so proud to have such a strong and loving community like all of you. We cannot thank you enough for your support, and we are honored that you helped us throughout the years. Thanks for being a part of the Crytivo family!
We will talk more about our plans for what lies beyond the Steam Release in future blogs.
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Questions and Answers
Why did it take us so long to get here?
The Universim was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in 2014. Crytivo had the immense job of crafting the game from the ground up. “The team had a choice to make: rush the game out to meet deadlines or take our time to create a far more detailed and enjoyable experience,” said Sasha Shumski, producer at Crytivo. “We raised the quality bar substantially, allowing for deeper and more dynamic gameplay to take form. As a result, we decided to extend the production time to ensure that we deliver a quality title. In the end, achieving our vision for the game and pleasing fans is all that matters.”
The Universim consists of dozens of complex systems running in real-time, which needed to be designed in an optimal manner. It took Crytivo close to 3 years just to develop their in-game simulation engine, Prometheus. This system is responsible for all of the simulations in the game, including procedural generation.
“Considering our team’s size and budget, I am so proud of everyone’s efforts to create such a stunning game in this timeframe. I honestly do not believe that anyone else could have made a better product any faster. We are approaching that wonderful moment where we can share the game with the Steam community, and it has us all both unbelievably nervous and excited,” said Alex Koshelkov, CEO and founder of Crytivo.
How much content will be available when the game launches on Steam Early Access?
We aim to release The Universim with all of the content up until the Modern Era. We need more time to polish the later eras.
How long will it take you to complete the game after Early Access Release?
We are aiming to take no more than one to one and a half years after the Early Access release to call the game truly complete. However, players can expect regular updates and many exciting new things to enjoy throughout development.
Will there be multiplayer in The Universim?
It is something we are considering, but we are focused on finishing the base game first. We have discussed multiplayer elements like an intergalactic player trading system, chat, and other systems. We currently have no plans to add a battle royale mode.
Will there be different civilizations in The Universim other than your own?
There will be exiles. They will build their own cities and challenge your civilization. There is even the possibility of alien invasion, as well as many other interesting dynamic events. You never know what might pop up.
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