Perpetuum to shut down official servers next week

Time is running short for robotic MMO Perpetuum Online — but plans are moving forward to keep the game alive with a couple of jury-rigged solutions.

Last September we reported that due to low population numbers and income, Perpetuum Online was ending active development while the team worked on a community-run standalone server solution. Now, it looks like it’s the end of the line for the official server, as the studio announced today that it has to take the hardware offline on January 25th due to the ongoing costs.

Fortunately, one of the team members is committed to keeping Perpetuum’s database and its contents alive on a semi-official private server for the time being: “This won’t be the same as the current official server in terms of speed and availability and it’s strictly a ‘no promises made’ gig, but it’s something.”

The cost of the game has been reduced to $5 on Steam and player servers are now up and running thanks to the release of the server source code. While the official game server won’t be available after the 25th, the team is keeping the website, dev blog, forum, official wiki, and Steam presence operational.

Then it came, the final goodbye: “This is probably the last blog post here from me, but Perpetuum became a big part of our lives and we couldn’t forget it even if we tried. We are immensely grateful to everyone who has played Perpetuum in the past and to the people who dedicate time to help it live on, well… perpetually.”

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bomocho
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bomocho

Pre-Alpha is live!

Pre-Alpha is Live!


Come play and help us test!

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rynikwiz

Here is some links to the PVP test on the 21st. Great to see around 40 players there.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/220663763
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/220666599

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rynikwiz

I am very excited about the Open Perpetuum Project. They have taken the game and are reworking everything from Islands, to balance, to new content. All done with the limited resources given and with an eye to whats needs to change and a passion to see it done.

This has been further accelerated given the above official server closing.

There will be battles, wars, winners and losers. Come join in, the game is a minimal cost on Steam and is free to play.

OPP Project

Announcing the Open Perpetuum Project

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bomocho

OpenPerpetuum is a community of Perpetuum veterans and newbies from all ages of the game from beta to steam with the sole mission to make a better Perpetuum server for everyone to enjoy!

We have been hard at work anticipating this accelerated demise of the live server and have the following announcements:

We are opening our internal dev server for the weekend for a LOAD-TESTING EXTRAVAGANZA! (Starting now!)

Test-Event Announcement!

Shortly thereafter we will establish a dedicated platform to host a public server for everyone to participate and see all the new changes as they break! This is our answer to AC shutting the servers and ensuring the community a stable place to play Perpetuum even while we are still working on our features.
Read more here: https://community.sequer.nl/2018/01/01/openperpetuum-server-open-pre-alpha/

If you are interested in joining the effort team checkout our call for volunteers blog: https://community.sequer.nl/2017/10/13/call-for-volunteers/

Join us this weekend for some fun events and get a sneak preview on some of the content the team has been cooking up!
See you there!

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Jon Camp

I tried it back when it came out. My overall impressions was “eh, it’s ok, but not really that good” so I played it for a few days to give it the college try, then uninstalled it. IIRC, I was also playing Eve at the time and they were similar enough that I didn’t feel like I needed it in my life.

That said, I am sad to hear it’s shutting down. I always like to know there are options out there.

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donvweel

It was a quircky game that had a bit of character. I played for a bit, kind of forgot about it. I remember after the monocle fiasco in Eve a number of players moved to this game. Some entire guilds moved. Players thought it was similar enough to eve, other than flying.
Oops someone already said this ^^^^^^

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Knox Harrington

This is the first time I’ve even heard of the game so yeah… makes sense

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deekay_plus

it got a lot of eyes on it during monocle gate when a sizable portion of the eve playerbase migrated to it briefly.

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Zen Dadaist

Yeah I went to give it a look with some of my alliance. It was fun for a while but lacked the depth that Eve had.

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Greaterdivinity

Man…guess I need to put literally everything on-hold and give it a spin finally. Picked it up a while back but never got around to actually playing. This is sad to hear : (

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deekay_plus

my guild has some vague plans to open up a private server which will have (with any luck) accelerated if not full giver rates on just about everything that we’ll be offering to massively readers to check out hopefully as well as maybe do some nice big ish pvp battle events.