So here’s a new acronym for ya: DSSGLAPVU, a “deep space survival game leveraging a persistent virtual universe.” It’s gotta hurt coming up with these just to avoid calling something an MMO, yeah? That’s the term 8 Circuit Studios is using for its hybrid MMO shooter Project Genesis and its “characters that live forever.” Also something something cryptocurrency.
“8 Circuit Studios — a team of talented gaming industry veterans with over a century of combined experience working at leading publishers such as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts — today unveiled Project Genesis, their grand-scale deep space survival game powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Combining intense FPS gameplay and space combat, Project Genesis has players piloting massive spacefaring machines of destruction and infiltrating their enemies’ ships in the pursuit of galactic domination. Project Genesis is set within a persistent universe that’s part of 8 Circuit Studios’ growing ecosystem based on the concept of the Metaverse — a series of interconnected virtual worlds and experiences without boundaries.”
Sounds a bit like Entropia Universe, yeah? The interesting gameplay bit is that it switches to more of a first-person perspective when you actually land on an enemy ship for scavenging and pillaging. Developers say they’ll run a digital token sale for the game’s currency, 8BT, on October 1st.