With vast futuristic worlds, complex characters, and intricate narratives, Space Nation Inc. is taking the beloved space opera genre to new heights with its upcoming game, Space Nation Online.
Space Nation Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) driven by a sprawling space opera narrative and set in the fictional Telikos Cluster, a deep space frontier inhabited by a multispecies lineup of builders, fighters, and survivors. As starship captains, players embark on adventure-filled journeys in which they’ll face deadly pirates, navigate perilous environments, and uncover mysteries and riches.
Along the way, they’ll also find opportunities to acquire and upgrade their spacecraft, recruit new crew members, and colonize uncharted planets. They must also learn how to interact with rival factions as well as mine, produce, and trade resources, which are realized as NFTs. Conflict takes many forms in Space Nation Online’s war-torn Telikos Cluster, with epic space battles that offer different kinds of gameplay, including player vs. environment (PvE), player vs. player (PvP), or guild vs. guild vs. environment (GvGvE) matches.
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“Immutable zkEVM is our platform of choice for Space Nation Online, as it combines Ethereum security with EVM compatibility, scalability and cost-efficiency while also prioritizing ease of use for players who wish to fully embrace the in-game economy,” said Barry Hoffman, CMO and Head of Publishing of Space Nation. “Our vision for Space Nation Online is to achieve significant scale and high liquidity in the long run, which necessitates a stable and secure solution to empower in-game prosperity for our players. By leveraging Immutable zkEVM, we can ensure long-term stability, sustainability, and prosperity within the game.”
Space Nation Inc. was founded by game industry veterans Tony Tang and Jerome Wu, alongside acclaimed movie director Roland Emmerich and media entrepreneur Marco Weber. The four founders recently celebrated the reveal of a broader IP strategy in which Space Nation Online, the MMORPG heart of the franchise, will be complemented by spin-off games, animated shorts, and a TV series. While the game is yet to officially launch, Space Nation is on a trajectory for astronomical success.
Space Nation Inc. has also received substantial backing from its partners and venture capitalists, with an impressive $50 million already invested in the game’s development. Notable investors such as Chain Hill Capital, Foresight Ventures, Lighthouse Capital, SevenX Ventures, HashKey Capital, Arcane Group, Initiate Capital, JDAC Capital, Assembly Partners, and Cristian Manea have contributed to the project. With over three years of development, only exciting milestones lie ahead including an alpha test of the game in August 2023, a full functional closed beta in January 2024, and the open beta in May 2024.