[GAME] Universe or Nothing (aka Union Cooperative Spaceship Simulator) (Unreleased)

edited July 2016 in Other Games
Description: Universe or Nothing is a cooperative spaceship simulator with deep tactical gameplay.
(From Union IndieDB website)

Website: http://universeornothing.com

Operating Systems:
Windows $TBD

Status:
Unreleased - In development

Comments

  • Hey all.
    I'm the developer of UNION.

    I posted this on the bridgesims subreddit earlier today, I think it sums up what UNION is about.

    What sets it apart from other bridge sims, like Artemis or Quintet (which are great btw, UNION was inspired by Artemis), is that the focus with UNION is on making each station a complete experience in it's own right. I do that by simulating the ship and it's systems in a much deeper way. That could make a game very complex, but I've put a lot of time and energy into making sure that the each station UI is intuitive and fun.

    If each station stands on it's own as an experience, then playing them with friends will make it awesome.

    I also put a lot of focus on quality, especially in regards to the quality and stability of the game (in all my playtesting with friends it has never crashed and the networking is very stable).

    The only UI I have ready to show is Engineering (http://media.indiedb.com/images/games/1/21/20211/Engineering_-_Energy_Management_V900.png). I am currently coding the actual functionality for it and I hope to have a video demonstrating that in about a month.

    It is only myself working on the game at the moment, so it is taking a lot of time (two years part time so far) but I am an experienced developer with the skills and determination to see it through to completion.

    If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to answer them.
  • Welcome, Faerdan. 
    I've been following UNION for a while, and I am eagerly waiting to play it. That screenshot has a cool sci-fi feel to it.
  • Thanks Kwadroke!

    I know it (UNION) is taking a long time, I really appreciate people's patience.

    I would love to be in a position to work on it full time.

    I'm considering going the crowd-funding route (Kickstarter isn't available to me as I'm in Ireland but there are others) but I won't do that until I have enough to show (I don't believe in asking for money on promises, I want something solid to show first).


  • With UNION we are trying to create a bridge sim that has the cooperative elements of Artemis, but the gameplay and cohesiveness of a submarine sim like Silent Hunter.

    We have spent a massive amount of energy on the architecture and base design and simulation elements of the game, and are now building the UI on top of that, starting with Engineering.

    I would love to hear your feedback and suggestions on what we are doing.

    You can read more about our Engineering designs on our forums: http://wiredgames.eu/forums/index.php?topic=12.0
  • Union is now called Universe or Nothing

    universeornothing.com
  • Doesn't "Union" kind of stand for that anyways? UNIverse Or Nothing? And has it came out to playable yet?
  • edited July 2016
    I suppose it does. They're dropping the UNION name; according to their Facebook posts.
    The last I heard it's not out yet.
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