Leave the farms and cities behind, jump straight into managing your own planets in The Universim, a brand new god-game in development by Crytivo Games and Alexander Koshelkov.The Universim is first and foremost a planet management game.

The game begins in the stone age, thousands of years before the modern era. Research plays a crucial role in the game. Players will initially need to reinvent fire in order to survive attacks from wild animals or create cures for deadly viruses and other ailments. We’re developing planets that will have air, weather effects and varying temperatures and natural resources along with deadly natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, freak storms and meteors. In The Universim you play as a god, you will not interact directly with the population that inhabits your planet, however you will be able to help them. You will have the power to stop wars between cities on your planet or you can ignore them and allow one city to destroy the other.

You can reach and pass the modern era, upon which time you can build spaceships and this allows players to start exploring the universe in order to discover new planets with completely different environments, living conditions and gameplay possibilities. The choice we will extend towards gamers is: Will you spend time on research that will assist in the discovery of new planets and achieve early understanding of its alien environment, or you will send your team in unprepared? There are many conditions that will affect your research team and the outcome of a mission, such as the temperatures on new planets being far higher than the temperature on your home planet which can result in your entire crew burning alive. Another case can be that there is no oxygen on the planet and you send your crew in without proper breathing apparatus or atmosphere generators.

At Crytivo Games we strive to develop a unique game without limitations, we do not want to limit the experience for any gamer when managing their planets, no matter their play-style.There are many elements that are still to be implemented in The Universim. With your help we can develop and add an awesome multiplayer mode, where you connect with your friends in co-op environments or in a competitive versus mode. In multiplayer, you will be able to send your friends natural resources such as gas, oil, water, air or even deadly viruses hidden within Cargo Spaceship Containers wrapped as a gift. If you believe that you have the nuclear strength to erase your friends from the face of a planet, go ahead and launch those missiles and watch your friend sweat as death rains down upon them.


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Have a Little Faith

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Playing as an omnipotent Creator is a fascinating and complicated endeavor. Players have the freedom to watch over and influence their Nugget subjects, like a child studying a particularly adorable ant farm. They have the freedom to shower the Nuggets with blessings, or sadistically shake the metaphorical ant farm into oblivion. With such a wide array of options available to the player, we’ve been discussing a system of… accountability. This is a God game after all, so we are bringing in a Faith system. Soon, Nuggets will respond appropriately to player actions - whether good or evil - and as Nuggets grow in Faith, players will grow in influence.

When the Player uses Creator Powers, they expend Creator Points. These Creator Points regenerate depending on the Faith of your population (the higher the Faith, the faster the points generate). There will be several ways for the player to raise the Faith of the population - the first of which is our new Prayer System.

We plan to add a new structure to the game The Prayer Enclave, where Nuggets go to pray. We will be treating their prayers as a kind of mini quest system. Players will be able to scroll through Nugget prayers, and choose to accept or reject them.

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EXAMPLES

"Help little Jumby!
I took my eye off him for one second while he was playing in the woods, and he ran off with a pack of wolves! I just know they'll eat him up - but not if you find him and bring him back! If you save my little Jumby, I promise to have faith in you as long as I live!"

Objectives
Find Jumby and return him to his mother before the time runs out and he meets the unfortunate end of becoming a juicy Nugget steak.

Should the player accept, the prayer quest will become active and the player will receive a reward of Faith as a result of completing it. The player can also increase Faith by simply using Creator Powers within range of Nuggets.

But what happens if the player uses their power to set a Nugget on fire? Or throw a Nugget into space? This would certainly increase Faith, but it feels different than when powers are used in a more benevolent fashion.

Punish my Nemisis

“Dear Creator,
I come to you with a broken heart. My nemesis, Bobrigo, just married the love of my life! I cannot stand for this. Every time I see his smug little smile, I have to punch a rock painting of a puppy. It’s such an innocent-looking puppy, too. Please help me. If you punish him in some way, you will earn every bit of faith I can muster. You’ll show everyone that justice exists!”

Objectives
Find a way to punish Bobrigo.

A White & Black Rock

“Dear Creator,
Tragedy has struck! An obnoxious boulder just rolled in out of nowhere and planted itself firmly in the middle of the farm. If it stays there, the village might starve! We haven’t mastered the art of working around problems yet. Some Nuggets are already drawing straws on who we’re going to eat first. The whole situation is worsened by the fact that a batch of Bloody Diarrhea fruit was ruined by that confounded thing. I was looking forward to those. Please help us out!”

Objectives
Get rid of the mysterious boulder.

FEAR AND LOVE

With this in mind, we have added Fear & Love to the Faith system. Depending on a your actions, Faith will be fear-based or love-based. Prayer Quests will be labeled as good or evil (“Please let it rain on our crops!” or “Dismember my annoying Neighbour!”). Healing a sick Nugget will increase Love, killing a Nugget with a power will increase Fear, and so on. Fear and Love rise and fall independently of Faith, but they do have a profound effect on it.

Based on the current Faith, Nuggets will build monuments that will dynamically change based on the strength of their Faith in you. The higher their Faith, the bigger the monument will be.

LOVE TOWER

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Nugget Faith is manifested in a way that mirrors the actions of their Creator. If the player has been causing mischief, faithful/fearful Nuggets will behave mischievously. If you have been a loving god, faithful/loving Nuggets will respond in kind. Everything has a give and take, though. While fear-based Faith can cause problems in the long run, it does generate Creator Points twice as fast as love-based Faith.

You can also choose to be a careless god and remain neutral. This way, Nuggets will continue their evolutionary journey with less interruptions from your side.

FEAR TOWER

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Faith in general has such a profound effect on Nuggets that it will even affect their genetic traits when they are born. Populations with high Faith will have a higher chance of introducing positive traits (such as “Grind - This Nugget loves to work. Their stamina decreases 25% slower.”) to their population. Adversely, low Faith populations will be more likely to foster negative traits - but remember, selective breeding is a thing. Once a trait has been introduced, Nugget infants have a high chance of inheriting the traits possessed by their parents. Each Parent introduces a 25% chance of character legacy. If both parents share the same trait, the chance grows to 50%. (Special thanks to our fan for inspiration: Hazonic)

Let’s dive into the specifics

Imagine listening to Nugget prayers every moment of every day. Nothing could be more tedious. That’s why you have the convenience of the Prayer Enclave at your disposal. Instead of parking yourself in front of a divine telephone, you can simply check your mail whenever you desire. Nugget prayers are displayed once you click on the Prayer Enclave. They are listed in order of appearance, but you can sort through them in numerous ways. Selecting a quest will display more information about it.

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The Menu Hey, this looks familiar. Here’s how it works

Inbox - Contains the latest batch of prayers, straight from the mouths of Nuggets. It suddenly seems less appealing...
Started - Should you accept a Nugget’s quest, it will be moved to this tab.
Responded - Completed quests are found here.
Spam - There’s no telling what lurks in this tab. Be warned.
Trash - This is the home of rejected prayers. It could be that they went against everything you stand for, or maybe you just didn’t feel like doing them. You’re the boss.

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Once you’ve got an idea of what the quest entails, you can either accept or reject a prayer. Accepting a quest will make it active, which activates its timer if it has one. This means that certain quests will need to be completed with a bit of speed.

Don’t go accepting quests willy-nilly, though. Most of them have consequences. This is where the concept of good and evil comes in, which translates into love or fear from Nuggets. The heart and skull symbols in the Prayer Enclave indicate what each quest entails from a moral standpoint. You can probably figure out which is which. It will likely be difficult to always be good or bad, so sometimes you have to make a tough decision. This could mean missing out on a decent reward to stick to your chosen morality.

We hope you love the new system! Let us know what kind of god, you think you’re going to be and share your ideas about what type of side quests we should add to the game.

Thank you for your time!

All the best,
The Crytivo Crew

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is it possible to get it for ps4

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We're considering possibility to bring The Universim to consoles. We're not ready yet to give you an answer. Make sure to sign up for our news, so you'll not miss it! Thank you for your interest!

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PS4 would be awesome it looks so Good!

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im not sure if you will ever read comments on here, but what happened to the no direct interaction aspect?? i REAAAALLLY wanted a game like that so much. i even planned on letting it run on a big wall mounted screen on the wall of our livingroom and watch them slowly grow as a civilisation, letting the game run and making decissions about in which direction they will develop. watching them making their own decissions based on my godly input here and there.

Is this still a thing as it was when we backed the game??
Because that is what made this game so different and why i backed it with a lot of my saved money. i thought we manage the planet/universe and watch our different civilisations grow and make contact with other people on their own planet or later other planets.

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Hi, you pretty much can let them grow by themselves, but they will need your help with evolution. Placing key buildings to help them survive and etc. You can join us in Discord and share your feedback with the community. We work very close with our fans and want make sure we're making the game they will love to play. Your opinion is extremely important for us and we would like to hear more.

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i recently bought the beta but have no idea when i'll be able to play the game...

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You should be able to access Early Access through our website already. If you don't know how, please contact our support team via our website. Thank you for your support!

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