The UniversimIn Development Released

The Universim aims to revive the glory days of the god-game genre, and bring it into the new generation with fresh ideas and ambitious gameplay. With the powers of a god, you are unleashed upon the universe to begin forging your galactic empire in the stars. From dust to the cosmos beyond, your civilization will rise through the ages under your guidance.

  • Sandbox
  • Single Player
  • Windows, macOS, Linux
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COELACANTH

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TYRANNOSAURUS

$49.99 +2499

DIMETRODON

$59.99 +2999

BRONTOSAURUS

$99.99 +4999

MAMMOTH

$249.99 +12499

COELACANTH

Receive immediate access to the game and all future updates. Your name will be added to the in-game Rise of Evolution Monument, and you`ll receive additional exclusive rewards for your early support. Includes a Steam activation key.

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Full game on release
Name in the Game
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MICRORAPTOR

Receive exclusive wallpapers and the beautiful Original Soundtrack.

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Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
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TYRANNOSAURUS

You will be able to submit a city name for use in the game. Names are added to a pool that will be chosen by Nuggets at random. This name can be changed by players after assignment.

Alpha Access
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Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
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DIMETRODON

The definitive Digital Collector's Edition. Receive the stunning Digital Art Book (PDF) and Game Guide (PDF). Treat your eyes to the creation of The Universim and get some tips for survival.

Alpha Access
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Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
Digital Art Book
Digital Game Guide
+ All previous rewards

BRONTOSAURUS

Beautify your city with famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Burj Al Arab Hotel. You will also be able to immortalize yourself in the game's credits and Rise of Evolution Monument with a unique colour.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
Digital Art Book
Digital Game Guide
Famous Landmarks
Name Featured in the Credits
+ All previous rewards

MAMMOTH

Customize and name a Nugget that will be added to the game for all to see in the Nugget Editor. Choose a unique combination of traits from the available list to set your Nugget apart from the rest. You will also be able to name a planet permanently, in addition to choosing the planet's characteristics (resources, climate, etc). You will receive a digital Certificate of Discovery (PDF) for the planet. A star will be placed beside your name in the credits and in-game monument to show your amazing support.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
Digital Art Book
Digital Game Guide
Famous Landmarks
Name Featured in the Credits
Customize and Name a Nugget
Name a planet
+ All previous rewards
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WANNA BE A GOD?

Your time is coming. Guide a fledgling civilization through the obstacles of life. From humble beginnings, watch as they evolve and advance throughout the ages under your wing. Influence their decisions and punish the unfaithful with a wide range of godly abilities. Interact with objects, create disasters, and launch clueless creatures into orbit. This is your world, and nothing can stop you from having fun.

Our goal is to bring back the features you know and love from classic god games and spice them up with fresh ideas, a modern physics engine, and stylized visuals developed by a few of our very own industry heroes.

NATURE AS YOU KNOW IT

In The Universim, nature is just as wonderful and unpredictable as ever. Every planet comes with a few surprises that are sure to challenge your civilization. From tornadoes that consume everything in their path, to thunderous earthquakes that threaten to split your civilization in two. If you treat nature poorly, it might just show you how brutal and unforgiving it can be. Each planet you encounter will have a unique underbelly. Some planets are tranquil and filled to the brim with resources, while others are barren and dangerous. Be careful out there!

Something as simple as the cycle between night and day can play an important role. Wild animal attacks are more common at night, as are frequent temperature drops. Daytime offers a little more safety from the harshness of the world. With the inclusion of a full, four-season cycle, a planet’s biomes can change drastically, making it extremely difficult for Nuggets to survive brutal winters without proper preparation ahead of time.

THE STORY OF A SPECIES

Meet the Nuggets, a fragile and whacky species that relies on your leadership to build, research, and advance. Help them, and they will soon begin writing their own history in the stars. Every Nugget is a unique individual with a distinct set of characteristics. Just like any other living creature, Nuggets must have access to a few vital resources in order to survive. This includes water to drink, food to eat, and recreational activities to increase their happiness and quality of life. Recreational activities may include blowing stuff up. You’ve been warned.

As you spend time with the Nuggets, You will see that they behave like natural, living beings. They have their own thoughts and needs - and they even have the ability to make their own decisions at times. We want to give you a feeling that you’re interacting with a living organism, almost like you’re messing around with a rather chaotic ant farm.

Discover Wild Life

Discover planets with Drones and Rovers, equip rockets with right technologies. Depends on the planet factors such as planet distance, temperature and etc you’ll need to equip your Discovery Machines with the right tools. Put more solar panels to keep your rover, that can take probs on the planets and give you idea of how much resources lays in ground of that planet, to charge it batteries faster during the day time. Equip your rockets with bigger gas tanks to make it travel longer and to give a chance for Astronauts Nuggets to come back home.

ORGANIC GAMEPLAY

Planets in The Universim aren’t just made up of a bunch of neatly-arranged objects; everything is linked together and plays a unique role in each planet’s ecosystem. Every tree your civilization cuts down, every resource they mine and every animal they hunt will affect the world they’re living in. A lack of trees and high levels of pollution will raise the global temperature over time, while reckless hunting or fishing might cause the extinction of some species. It’s your mission to manage how the Nuggets collect and utilize resources. What mark will you leave on the ecosystems that existed millions of years before your arrival? Will you use every available resource and expand at an unprecedented pace, or will you methodically create a more sustainable way of life for your civilization?

These are living, breathing worlds where everything is interconnected. We aim to provide you with an unique experience unlike any of the god games you have played before. Every decision you or your civilization makes will have consequences.

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE

Your journey begins with a blank slate. There will only be two Nuggets at first, Adahy and Elu. They are the first of their kind, a spark of life that will change the world forever. As Nuggets progress, their technology evolves alongside them. You will watch as crude stone huts transform into architectural wonders and the fires that once protected your civilization are replaced by the magic of electricity.

LEAVE YOUR MARK

What kind of god will you be? Will your civilization become heavily dependent on natural resources, consuming fluffy bunnies and nonrenewable resources in equal measure? Or will you guide them towards a more sustainable future that relies on agricultural proficiency, responsible hunting, and green energy? You have the tools to change everything, and your actions have far-reaching implications.

A UNIQUE JOURNEY EVERY TIME YOU PLAY

Our procedural world generation is built around the gameplay, and not the other way around. We make sure that fun is always the number one priority. While procedural generation guarantees a lot of replayability, it doesn’t automatically make the experience worthwhile. That’s why we’ve invested a lot of time into not only creating unique and beautiful planets, but also giving each one its own set of challenging characteristics. Every star in the sky points the way to a procedurally-generated planet just waiting to be colonized. With the right technology, any planet can be yours. You can terraform lifeless planets into stunning utopias or simply suck every last drop of natural resources from it before moving on. We want to make sure that you’ll have fun with each planet that you encounter.

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System Requirements:

  • Genre:

  • Simulation / management / God-game
  • Links:

  • Theuniversim.com
  • Twitter
  • Discord
  • Languages:

  • English,
  • More coming!
  • Released:

  • August 30, 2016
  • Works on:

  • Windows (7, 8, 10)
  • Rating:

  • Rating pending.
  • Minimum system requirements:

  • (Please note that the below are guidelines only. Requirements will change during development.)
  • Latest Windows (7,8,10), Linux, Mac
  • Processor: Quad core (i5 or equivalent AMD CPU)
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660/ AMD 7870
  • Please keep in mind that these are full-size desktop requirements. Laptop experiences may vary.
  • Hard Drive: TBD (Min: 20GB)

Pitchfork Patch V0.0.36 Is Now Live

Phew, Creators!


It has been a while since we last spoke! Our team has been slaving away on some exciting stuff, and we hope you’re going to love it. Before we jump in, if you’ve been enjoying the game so far and would like to give us your thoughts, please hit us with a Steam review. It helps so much! If the overall score remains positive, we loosen the shackles on our developers a tiny bit to make it more comfortable. Spread the word!





There’s been a lot of progress behind-the-scenes, so it’s a great time to run through some snazzy changes heading your way soon. 


In preparation for the Space Era, we are completely reworking our planet generation algorithms (and boy, is it exciting!). We have cut loading times down by a whopping 90%, making transition times between planets take mere seconds. Performance has been bumped up, too, which allows us to make planets slightly bigger and have 2-3 times more objects on each planet. Some additions include a new mountain formation system, new object distribution logic, and more! Most importantly, we reworked Nugget pathfinding once again, which should (theoretically) eliminate any issues with Nuggets getting stuck and/or doing nothing. 



They will be smarter with how they plan their routes and find a path to their objectives. It’s still under R&D, but we may soon be able to have dynamically-created bridges over water sources and even tunnels through mountains. All of this has been in heavy development for quite some time, and we’re happy to say that we’re around the 90% mark. Expect to see a new planet soon! We don’t want to spoil too much with screenshots, but take a little peek:



We will talk more about alien planets in later updates. Be ready! Sign-up here if you don't want miss it!


Now, let’s discuss what’s new in this patch


Riots



Nuggets will no longer endure great hardships in silence, especially if it has something to do with your management skills. If global Happiness drops too low, you’ll certainly hear about it. If crime shoots up, you’d better be ready to see some riots. There may be fires and some damage to local businesses. Riots can be quelled by either allowing them to run their course (which can lead to a lot of damage), arresting rioters, or, quite literally, squashing the uprising with a few powers. Exile Orators can now rile up your citizens by dramatically decreasing their Happiness, making them a bigger threat. 



Stone Age Town Hall



We’ve heard you! You don’t always want to hold your Nuggets’ hands, even when they’re still young and dumb. Maybe you just want to sit back and watch the world evolve on its own. In this update, we have added the Stone Age Town Hall to allow Elders to fulfill the essential needs (food and water) of Nuggets. They will also handle auto-assignment of workers in buildings, giving you more time to perform your other godly duties.



Temple 2.0



Temples now work a bit differently, plus look a lot cooler. Every Temple (beginning in the Stone Age) comes equipped with an unsentimental grinder. Ever found yourself lacking sufficient Creator Points when a Tornado or Meteor Shower is hurtling towards your civilization? Eviscerate all of those worries, along with your least-favorite Nugget. It not only generates a chunk of Creator Points, it can also help feed your other citizens! The reviews have been excellent so far. Everyone who benefits from it has given it a 5-star rating, and there haven’t been any complaints from those who were sacrificed. 



However, if that sort of thing doesn’t tickle your fancy, you could always take the benevolent path. By creating a peaceful civilization and avoiding sacrifices, Temples will start passively generating increasingly higher amounts of Creators Points. Now you can choose to be good or evil, and your civilization will change to reflect your alignment. Being evil will make buildings look a lot creepier, and Nugget Happiness may be affected. You’ll get more believers, though, whether they like it or not. 



Advanced Air Defense System



Upgraded Defense Towers! This system is linked with a Satellite network to allow your civilization to monitor the local air space and defend it from extraterrestrial threats, be it meteors, debris, or uninvited guests. It also looks really, really cool. 







Twitch Integration


Many of you have been wanting new ways to share your awesome gameplay moments with others and engage with viewers. The Universim now has some awesome Twitch Integration features, allowing viewers to spawn their own Nuggets (avatars) in the world by typing #CreateNugget in the chat panel. 


Action Points

We have also introduced Nugget “Action Points”, which a chat member’s Nugget passively acquires over time. These points allow them to start a few different events in-game. Chat Nuggets will have special icons and the viewer’s name above their heads. Streamers can also configure the system to reward those who cheer with extra action points.


#CheckBalance

By typing #CheckBalance into the chat, you’ll be able to see how many Action Points your Avatar has. 


#Commands

Typing #Commands in the chat will show you all the active and available commands for viewers to use. There’s a cooldown between each use of a command. 


Certain actions were designed to challenge Streamers and some to help them. 


#StartFamily

Avatar Nuggets will be able to form their own families. Typing #StartFamily in the chat will instruct your Avatar Nugget to find a partner, form a family with them, and mate.


#StartFire

An Avatar Nugget will try to start a fire in the streamer’s city. Streamers can deal with these misbehaving Nuggets by sending police to arrest them (they can be released later). Alternatively, this could be the perfect opportunity for streamers to test those fancy new grinder systems on Temples.


#Suicide

If you no longer have the desire to be a part of the mess unfolding within the streamer’s city, you can quit the game peacefully.


#Steal

Your Nugget will try to steal from the streamer’s resource stockpile. Avatar Nuggets will receive additional Action Points after bold actions like this.


Public Events Voting



Instead of the system automatically deciding which disaster to unleash on an unsuspecting city, viewers will be able to vote. Periodically, a voting panel will appear that everyone in chat can participate in. This panel contains 3 random items, and the most-voted option will be activated. These can be useful for streamers (bonus Creator Points) or… unhelpful, like summoning an evil UFO. 


The Universim’s Twitch Integration system is highly configurable, and streamers can enable, disable, rename, and modify the Action Point cost of any command. The streamer can also control the items that appear in the voting panel, as well as how frequently the voting panel appears. 

This is the initial release of the system, so expect more awesome stuff to come (and maybe a few bugs). Help us spread the word! Contact your favorite streamers to test it out. Let them know they can reach out to us via Twitter (http://twitter.com/crytivo) if they would like to request a free review copy of The Universim. You can help us make this feature even better by reporting bugs or sharing your ideas with our dev team on our Official Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/eReCRFZ



If the system becomes popular enough, we’re planning to extend it, giving you the tools to track your Avatar’s actions. You’ll be able to form your own Exile Villages, with the option to declare war on or form a coalition with streamers. Avatars can also potentially participate in democratic societies formed by other Avatar Nuggets, choose leaders, and much more. We think it’s a great feature, but we’d like to hear your thoughts! Let us know in the comments!


Building Upgrades


Oil Jack


Stone Age Town Hall


Modern Age Town Hall 


Forecast Tower

Archive

Police Station

Engineering Hut

Defense Tower

Evo Tower


Space Construction Center (WIP)


Fiber Factory


Big Ben 


Hair Salon


Candy Shop Upgrade


Stone Age Temple 


Modern Temple


Bug Fixes


  • Fixed a bug where you couldn’t drag the research screen while clicking on a perk
  • Fixed a bug when dropping Nuggets onto Cemeteries would break the game 
  • Fixed a bug where buildings could be built on top of meteors
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes Creator Powers would cast twice for each click
  • Fixed a bug where load button in the escape menu would glow during the transition between game and escape menu
  • Fixed a bug where houses were not being upgraded
  • Fixed an issue with modern scaffolding
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the airport perk from unlocking
  • Fixed a bug when the object would be dropped if it was held while the player was dragging the planet
  • Fixed a bug where tabs beyond 100 in the Nugget panel wouldn’t render correctly
  • Fixed a bug where refinery building progress bars displayed work progress incorrectly
  • Fixed a bug where you could drag the planet while in the escape menu.
  • Fixed a bug where colliding with an object would trigger Camera break effect but if you continued to drag it would cause your camera to weirdly flicker 
  • Fixed Rejuvenate creator power that in some cases it would not restore the building health
  • Fixed an issue with the nugget clothing textures. Certain clothes were not appearing correctly on the nuggets
  • Fixed a bug where starting a fire on top of a construction site could cause the game to crash
  • Fixed the issue where ground snow color would not match the snow color on the buildings
  • Fixed an issue where assigned icon to the nugget would stay after nugget is exiled 
  • Fixed an issue where Medieval hunters would not utilize guns after the researched perk 
  • Fixed a bug where some sounds wouldn’t be affected by audio settings


General balance changes / Improvements


  • The planet can now be dragged from anywhere on the screen
  • Pause menu animations sped up
  • Exile Orators now greatly reduce Happiness
  • Nuggets now put on criminal clothing before committing a crime. This allows for vigilant creators to intervene and prevent criminal actions before they occur.
  • Creator points per sacrifice were increased based on the Evil / Love Level. 


Evil Side

Low Evil Level previously awarded player with 25 creator points per nugget sacrifice and now it awards with 50 creator points.

Moderate Evil Level previously awarded player with 35 points per nugget sacrifice and now it awards with 75 points.

High Evil Level previously awarded player with 50 points per nugget sacrifice and now it awards with 100 points.



Love Side

Low Love Level previously awarded player with 25 creator points per nugget sacrifice and now it awards with 50 creator points.

Moderate Love Level Previously awarded player with 20 creator points per nugget sacrifice and now it awards with 35 creatore points

High Love Level Previously awarded player with 15 creator points per nugget sacrifice and now it awards with 30 creatore points.

High Love Level Previously previously generated 0.15 creator points per second. Now it generates 0.25 creator points per second. 


  • Medieval Forecast tower health was increased from 1000 -> 5000. 
  • Medieval Forecast tower water consumption was increased from 5 -> 10

  • Defense tower received two additional parameters: Hit chance and reloading speed.

  • Certain perks in research graph got rearranged in order to accommodate new perk additions.


Art


  • Big Ben model.
  • Stone Age Temple, light and dark
  • Modern Age Temple, light and dark
  • Stone Age Town Hall
  • 3D models for resources, fiber and carbon
  • Modular Satellites along with Defense, Discovery, and Communication features 
  • Modular rocket 
  • Rocket Hangar building
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Nugget Riot animations
  • Nugget Rioters clothing and accessories


UI Design


  • Rocket Launcher Building Panel
  • Rockets editor screen
  • Voting panel implementation
  • Temple UI updated to contain 8 Nuggets
  • UI resources - fiber and carbon
  • Construction menu renders for all new buildings
  • Nugget panel now supports over 100 tabs



We wanted to release the Space Construction Center (Satellites, Rovers, rockets) today, as we’ve been working really hard on it, but it’s unfortunately not quite ready for prime time yet. You’ll be able to assemble satellites for defense, communication with aliens, and exploring distant planets before colonizing them. For now, you can still construct this massive building to show off, but it won’t have any functionality. In time, it’ll reveal its secrets. 








Sayri Adventure

We're happy to announce a new addition to the Crytivo family! Sayri, a colorful adventure for anyone to enjoy. We will have a proper email announcement soon. For now, check out this small teaser trailer. If you'd like to chat with the devs, head to their official Discord server here: https://discord.gg/wtjXfUS





New Trailer for Today Is My Birthday

Another team we're publishing also just released their latest trailer for the next big survival horror game, Today Is My Birthday. Check it out below. If you're a content creator (streamer, YouTuber, etc) and would like to cover it on your channel, reach out to us at pr@crytivo.com for a free review copy.






As always, thank you for your amazing support and messages! It’s a joy to hear from all of you. Don’t forget to leave us a review on Steam, comment below, join Discord, and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates. You can also sign up to our newsletter to keep informed and receive free games (no spam, guaranteed). 




With love,

The Crytivo Crew



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Select Product:

COELACANTH

$29.99 +1499

MICRORAPTOR

$44.99 +2249

TYRANNOSAURUS

$49.99 +2499

DIMETRODON

$59.99 +2999

BRONTOSAURUS

$99.99 +4999

MAMMOTH

$249.99 +12499

COELACANTH

Receive immediate access to the game and all future updates. Your name will be added to the in-game Rise of Evolution Monument, and you`ll receive additional exclusive rewards for your early support. Includes a Steam activation key.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards

MICRORAPTOR

Receive exclusive wallpapers and the beautiful Original Soundtrack.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
+ All previous rewards

TYRANNOSAURUS

You will be able to submit a city name for use in the game. Names are added to a pool that will be chosen by Nuggets at random. This name can be changed by players after assignment.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
+ All previous rewards

DIMETRODON

The definitive Digital Collector's Edition. Receive the stunning Digital Art Book (PDF) and Game Guide (PDF). Treat your eyes to the creation of The Universim and get some tips for survival.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
Digital Art Book
Digital Game Guide
+ All previous rewards

BRONTOSAURUS

Beautify your city with famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Burj Al Arab Hotel. You will also be able to immortalize yourself in the game's credits and Rise of Evolution Monument with a unique colour.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
Digital Art Book
Digital Game Guide
Famous Landmarks
Name Featured in the Credits
+ All previous rewards

MAMMOTH

Customize and name a Nugget that will be added to the game for all to see in the Nugget Editor. Choose a unique combination of traits from the available list to set your Nugget apart from the rest. You will also be able to name a planet permanently, in addition to choosing the planet's characteristics (resources, climate, etc). You will receive a digital Certificate of Discovery (PDF) for the planet. A star will be placed beside your name in the credits and in-game monument to show your amazing support.

Alpha Access
Beta Access
Full game on release
Name in the Game
Additional Exclusive Crytivo Rewards
Wallpapers
Original Soundtrack
Name a City
Digital Art Book
Digital Game Guide
Famous Landmarks
Name Featured in the Credits
Customize and Name a Nugget
Name a planet
+ All previous rewards