Players can now govern planets with Prosperous Universe’s Expanse update

    
6
Players can now govern planets with Prosperous Universe’s Expanse update

The layers of the interstellar economic management MMO Prosperous Universe already go pretty deep, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t get deeper. The new Expanse update has introduced a new level of management to the game: planetary governance.

Players can now make runs for governor’s office on planets. Should they win, they can determine local market fees and tax rates, which can also result in a nice weekly payout for player corps. With that said, a recent developer’s blog explains that other features like visualizations for corporation political influence, new corporation controls, and the ability to fulfill tasks to influence elections went missing. Players can expect these to arrive with smaller maintenance updates early next year.

The latest newsletter also offers some word about new hires for game developer and front-end developer, an opening for a PR and community manager position, and a gentle reminder to perhaps check out its free-to-play early access launch if you’ve been away for a while.

sources: official site (1, 2), official newsletter

No posts to display

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Reader
Hikari Kenzaki

This game always has cool art and trailers to go with what looks like a 90s finance management program.
I mean, if that’s your idea of fun, more power to you, but I don’t know if I’d call it a game. More like a procrastination tool.

Reader
PanagiotisLial1

I am not sure if this one here is good but strategy management games always existed and many fall in the “peaceful” category as well. Games like good old Detroit in the early 90s, railroad tycoon or football manager. Also games like Stars! and many others were on space theme. The level of graphic usage depended on era and budget but they had a bit of art and graphs. On the mmo side they were among the first f2p mmos among early 00s…games like RacewarKingdoms and many others and they were quite actives till mid 00s so I am guessing the creator of prosperous universe wanted to recreated their feel. For what is worth they were mostly browser games but many of them were truelly free since it was another era and the cost of developing such a game was quite low.

Reader
Rodrigo Dias Costa

A game is a game even if it doesn’t have images. After all original Role Playing GAMES are a group of people pretending to be something else while throwing dice and writing stuff on on some sheets.

Reader
Hikari Kenzaki

Are you sure? Is that what roleplaying games are?

Reader
Rodrigo Dias Costa

On the most superficial sense, yes.

Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Mr_Fester

Don’t really see a game yet, I see a battle of spread sheets right now. Something like Eve.