Latest version : 0.68.3 - Updated 15th Nov 2014

The Universal is an online game for Windows PCs.

You can try the development version for free.

Event Schedule & Prize Rounds
Next Event: 29th Nov 2014 at 21:00 UTC.
Dev Test Event
in Space for about 3 hours

Come back later in the year for new events.

Game News
A Video..
by: Mit on November 18th, 10:31am

New in 0.68.0
by: Mit on October 1st, 07:47pm
Shiny postprocess effects, updated space cockpit and 'Hologram' screens, numerous additions to the world editor screens and various optimisations and bugfixes on worlds and in space.
Latest Dev Demo
by: Mit on September 11th, 08:38pm
Here's a video showing some of the views and features in the latest development version..

0.67.6
by: Mit on September 1st, 07:27pm
In this new version we have.. (drumroll)..

- New space station visuals
- Space Station spectator cam with camera control on arrow keys (nice to watch people trading..)
- Fixes and improvements to the landscape & water rendering, which means BiplaneWorld is worth a quick flyover (just need to finish the stitching..)
- Various minor fixes and improvements for space UI
- A whole lot of love

.. and a new DLC pack for space which tightens up the graphics on level 7. Oh and did I mention the new point drive?

0.67.3
by: Mit on June 26th, 04:07pm
In this client update there's a major overhaul of the graphics engine (producing a much better framerate for lower spec PCs), improvements to the sun & grass rendering and a whole bunch of bugfixes and improvements for UI, scripting and in-game world editing tools.

Landscape


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New landscape shaderClick for more screenshots

Galaxy Status
(Private alpha galaxy)
16 of 110,980 worlds explored
8 of 38,533 worlds terraformed
2 of 27,200 starsystems controlled

Leading Factions
(Private alpha galaxy)
1. Stafftest (2 systems)

Galaxy Scoreboards
(Development Galaxy)
(Updated: 15:05, 21/11/2014 )
Galactic Prestige Top 10
President of the Galaxy :
Mit (13 GPR)
Galactic Council
2. Haxina - 1 GPR

Galactic Wealth Top 20
1. Jameson - 603044.1cr
2. Yygo - 560556.9cr
3. atrandil - 320490.6cr
4. ylyg - 297382cr
5. Morvis - 26533.3cr
6. Haxina - 6891cr
7. Alyx - 3031.8cr
8. zaroba - 1886.9cr
9. viad - 1431.2cr
10. Tirion - 1140.7cr
11. gk8000 - 678.7cr
12. ukers - 472.5cr
13. Mit - 222cr
14. Fooli - 115.4cr
15. cafedead - 99cr
16. fatboy - 60.2cr
17. Blaze - 20.7cr
18. petorino - 11cr
19. AlvinHanS - 10cr
20. Breosa - 10cr

The Universal is user-generated universe, part online social city-building economy game, part world-development sandbox, part Elite-style space trading sim, part resource/crafting game, part 2d blaster, part.. well .. you get the idea.

Features
An ever-changing universe
  • Players can customize their own world in the galaxy
  • Different experiences on every planet
  • A galaxy to explore

    Action and Minigames
  • Vehicles to drive about in - land, air & sea.
  • Racing, jetpacks, arcade machines
  • Fishing, bongos, Ultrakricket!
  • CTF, robotic laser-firing crows!
  • Chess, Hornball, Pubs!

    User-generated content
  • Compete on player-run worlds
  • Build your own world radio station
  • A never-ending supply of new, downloadable content

    Online social gameplay
  • Trading, competition and cooperation between players
  • Complex economies
  • Multiplayer minigames
  • Gain skills, experience and achievements

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