In the smorgasbord that is MMO gaming we think it’s worth shining a light on the creative Indie developers who help to carve the way for innovative mechanics. While they might not be the most polished games in the world, they offer something unique and worthy attention. So we’re here to highlight some of these interesting little titles that may not receive as much attention as they deserve.
With Voidspace, an intriguing new title from indie game developers Universe Projects Inc, it’s time to channel your inner space-MacGyver. Currently in the early access stage, Voidspace is a space-based sandbox MMO whose unique selling point is its limitless invention system, designed to prolong and enhance your playthrough in the endless void. But fear not, as the abyss needn’t be confronted alone.
Voidspace aims to populate the endless reaches of space with a virtual society comprising thousands of players, each with the same goal of survival and each as integral to the emergent gameplay as the other.
Every player starts their game with just minutes to live, tasked with halting the decreasing oxygen levels of their ship by utilising nearby scraps. This suitably sets up what the rest of the game will look like - a world in which players must invent, build, buy and sell their way to survival as they take care of their food, water, oxygen, and comfort needs.
But what truly sets this little title apart is its crafting system. Inventions (which are built from scratch with naught but your own creativity and an ever-improving toolkit) each harbour their own set of stats depending on how they were built. The ‘recipes’ for these inventions can then be passed on to other players, who can then refine design to their own standards. All of this feeds into the breathing world that Voidspace hopes to create, with a view to emulating technological progress in real-life society.
Voidspace is a title for players who love to create; the devs liken it to Minecraft with the top-down gameplay style of Escape Velocity Nova. While not all the features we described are ready in early access, Voidspace can be played as of right now with a $20 pledge on the official website. So make sure to show your support and watch this space as we keep a keen eye on how it progresses.
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