When you hear the word “voxel,” chances are that chunky, Minecraft-like building blocks come to mind. But Dual Universe is bound and determined to demonstrate that its voxel tools are anything but chunky, which is why the team hosted a community ship building contest in December. Today, the top three winners have been revealed, and trust us, ain’t none of them look like a pile of blocks.
“Beginning as a challenge for community members to dream up their ideal spaceships (limited for this challenge to sized 16 to 32 in-game meters) and then make them reality with Dual Universe’s extensive voxel-shaping tools, the Alpha 1 community didn’t disappoint,” Nova Quark said. “Over 100 submissions later, the universe as we know it just got a whole lot more sleek.”
You can get an idea of the possibilities for the game’s ship building tools in the video below. Dual Universe is gearing up for an Alpha 2 phase in the first half of this year, followed by beta and release in 2020.