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

$22.49 +1124

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. Available Steam Key or Crytivo Key for you to choose.

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
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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)

The Universim is entering Beta











Happy Holidays, Everyone!



What an odd word we have in the title, ha? It seemed like a distant dream, and, yet, here we are. Very soon, there will be nothing odd about that word, as we are proud to announce that we are officially transitioning into a Beta state in our next big update! This update will feature massive system reworks, which includes the new planet generation engine we’ve been teasing. This will enable planets to be slightly larger and contain more game objects than ever. Read more about that below!






Additionally, we redesigned and improved so many aspects of our good old friend, the in-game simulation engine Prometheus. As you know, this system is responsible for planet generation, managing life on the planet, controlling dynamic events, pathfinding, resource distribution/allocation, and far more. It’s crazy to think how much it has improved since its unveiling during the Kickstarter. The visual aspects and overall technology is leaps and bounds ahead of our initial goal, and we are very proud of the work we have done. Thank you for continuing to support us, chatting with us, and enabling us to make this colossal game. While it's true that The Universim took us longer then we thought to develop than anticipated, as you can see the end results are worth the wait.



Planet Generation

The creation of a planet no longer takes the many millions of years it used to. We toned that “realistic” aspect back a bit to make the game more enjoyable. On average, it took over 2 minutes to generate and load a new planet, which could be frustrating. Now, this time has been cut in half while also improving the size, complexity, and density (object count) of the planet. 



Mountain System


A new feature we are super excited about! The enhanced planet generation system now properly forms physical mountains that are an inherent part of the planet’s surface. Before, mountains were simple objects -- decorations, if you prefer. They were disconnected from everything. Now, mountains blend naturally into the planet’s systems, allowing you to build on them and send Nuggets over them on an epic journey. Someone get a burly, bearded Nugget a magical axe and take them on an emotional family excursion right this minute! However, special cases aside, many Nuggets and animals will still prefer to avoid slopes. They’re a lazy bunch.


It was quite an engineering feat to get all of this working, as you can imagine. To properly place mountains and allow for the various systems to play well with brand new height data wasn’t easy. The age-old issue of spherical worlds naturally makes all of this far more difficult than it would usually be. We needed proper culling, pathfinding, and terrain deformation to work seamlessly. Here’s the result!



So, to summarize, mountains are cool and we hope you like them. 


Object quantity


We have almost tripled the amount of objects on the planet compared to our previous system (the Mother Planet you know has been reborn). However, when compared to our Kickstarter showcase, we have around fifty times more objects than when we started. That’s huge! To think we were struggling to render that simple planet back then. We have learned and overcome so much together! 



Updated Pathfinding


If you have been following along with our development, you likely know of the classic “Standing Nuggets” bug that has been the single most reported issue of all time. It haunts our dreams. However, this was a symptom of our old pathfinding system’s shortcomings, and it proved almost impossible to eradicate. To fix it, we did what any rational dev would do: we threw it away and started work on something better. The new pathfinding system is far superior to the previous method, which should theoretically prevent any kind of pathing bug to cause a Nugget to malfunction. We really hope this has solved the Nugget Stranding issue, and any further hold-ups with the AI should come from other systems. All-in-all, such issues should be much easier to fix now. *Crossing fingers*



The updated pathfinding system will also allow us to have bridges and tunnels on the planet. These are currently in development and you can expect to play with them soon. 


Alien Planets

The real reason we redesigned and improved Prometheus was to help us with the design and implementation of other planets. We needed alien worlds to be completely awesome, giving you a proper incentive to conquer the stars. One extremely complex system we developed for this allows our designers to link the colors and visual properties of the planet with one another, enabling them to adjust them to their desired values and output stunning results. We haven’t shared any examples of this yet, which will prevent any spoilers for when you see the final product (it’s still a work in progress). 



Every planet in the game will have varying environmental characteristics and conditions, which will affect how you play when you visit them. There will be lava and ice planets, planets without water, and planets where the time of day never changes. It is up to you to terraform these worlds to sustain life and create a successful colony. Planting trees will increase oxygen levels, while Thermogenerators will modify temperatures to comfortable values -- but such technology will require resources to function. You can either mine the planet itself for the resources or have them delivered through interplanetary trading. 



We will share more about the Space Age in future updates. Be sure to drop us your thoughts and suggestions below and on Discord



It’s enormously exciting to finally transition into beta. A lot of hard work, many tears, and way too much Red Bull has led up to this moment. In a few months, we will begin the final polishing phase for full release! There are over 500,000 people who have wishlisted the game on Steam, and so many awesome folks who have been giving us their support for years (that’s you). We are pushing ourselves to exceed all of your expectations and deliver something we will both love for years to come. Your kind words and positive feedback have always made us smile and given us the will to walk those extra miles toward our ultimate vision. If you are already enjoying what the game has to offer, please spend a moment of your time to drop us a review on Steam. It helps so much!





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COELACANTH

$22.49 +1124

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. Available Steam Key or Crytivo Key for you to choose.

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