Atom Universe is a Free-to-Play social Virtual World: a theme park featuring fun people and fun things: plenty of games, rides and amusements, as well as advanced social interactions.
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Release Date: Mar 4, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want to enable our community to play-test the game as early as possible to help us improve the game-play experience. Being an online social game, it is crucial to test the game's multiplayer functionality on a large scale.

Early Access will contain all of our core systems: the basic chat and a few attractions, so that we can refine and improve the user experience before full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“3 months”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Early Access is restricted to our Arcade Plaza; a Bowling Alley and Amusement Arcade.

The full version will feature a lot more content once the doors are open to the Theme Park itself, and even the content within the Arcade will be added to throughout the Early Access program. The final game will be therefore be much more polished and tested, with a lot more variety of content.

We currently have 5 mini-games in progress which will be added to the game gradually during early access, and we will continue to add more attractions once the Park is fully opened.

Avatar Customization, including a host of wardrobe and accessories, Private Spaces, Rides, and more activities are all planned to be added once the full version is released.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Pre-alpha.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The final game will be free-to-play when it launches, with some in-game commerce.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will invite users to give us their feedback on our forum (atomuniverse.net). Also we have voluntary moderators in-game, who will relay users' feedback up to us.”
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June 24

DevBlog #25 - Community Poll Results & Weekly Developer Activity

It's Friday! The weekend is here and that means we've got another DevBlog for you to read.

Over the last couple of weeks you may have noticed that we've being doing a lot of bug fixing with Atom Universe. While this bug fixing process seems like it has slowed down the flow of information for new features getting added into Atom Universe. This work and effort by the development team has been extremely beneficial and progressive for Atom Universe and we'll be going to more detail about this within a future DevBlog.

Community Poll Results



Earlier this week, we asked the question to the community. What type of Private Space you would like to see us work on next. You had the choice of three places to choose from: 

  • Medieval Tavern to banter with your friends
  • Tree Top House located in the heart of a Jungle 
  • Space Station, looking down on plant earth 

Well, the results are now in...(drum roll, please) You've decided that the next Private Space Atom Republic will work on is...The Tree Top House! 
We'll be keeping everyone in the loop as this new Private Space progresses through the development phase. 

And before we end this week's DevBlog, remember that 'top secret' project the art team was working on? Here's a first look:




Weekly Developer Activity

Art;
  • Regressing bugs.
  • Finished off the layout to our 'top secret' project.
Design;
  • Various bug fixing.
  • Improvements to the UI messaging.
Programming;
  • Server scalability testing. 
  • Regressing and fixing various bugs. 
Community;
  • Creating new video content for our YouTube Channel.
  • Selected music for the next playlist to added into the Arcade Plaza.

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June 17

DevBlog #24 - The Atom Republic Block Party & Stress Testing



Atom Universe Block Party

This week, we'll be hosting our biggest in-game community event to date. All Early Access players are invited to come and join in on the fun.

This Saturday, we'll be playing 'The Numbers Game'  and as usual there will be goodies to win! If you're one the lucky Early Access members you'll be able to join us the Hub from 12PM CST /10AM PST / 1PM EST / 6PM GMT. 

To play, you must pick a number between 1 and 100 and send your choice to 'Atom Universe CM' in-game on Saturday, please also provide information of which territory you're based in (EU, or NA). 

First prize is a 3 month trial of PlayStation Plus, one lucky North American player and lucky European player will be eligible for this prize.

If you happen to choose the same number as another person, you'll be asked to pick another number in order to avoid any duplicate entries.

We'll be announcing the winners on our social media channels (Facebook/Twitter) and codes will be sent to the winners account on PlayStation 4 after the Block Party.

We need your help!
As we continue through the development of Atom Universe, we need to put our server under a tremendous among of stress, that means we need players in-game to help us achieve this condition. For you chance to get access to the Early Access of Atom Universe on PlayStation 4, please sign-up to our newsletter. 

We wish you luck and hope to see the lucky members in-game on Saturday! 

Weekly Developer Activity

Art
  • Creating new accessories for the Avatars.
  • Started work on a new "Top Secret" project. 
Design;
  • Adding new messages to the UI for various warnings (connection time out etc).
  • Various bug fixing
Programming;
  • Various bug fixes
  • Working on the initial set-up for the Mirage House
Community;
  • Created a newsletter promotion for Atom Universe. 
  • Gathering feedback on the Woodlands House. 

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About This Game

Atom Universe is a Free-to-Play social Virtual World: a theme park featuring fun people and fun things: plenty of games, rides and amusements, as well as advanced social interactions.

Atom Universe is the best place to hang out: Everything you’ve ever loved about Fun Parks is here for you! From Carnival games like Coin Pushers, Shooting Galleries, Whack-a-Mole and Skeeball to big ones like Bowling, Mini Golf and Batting Cages, to the REALLY big ones - Ghost Trains, Rollercoasters and Karting.
And the BEST thing about Atom Universe is that you can do all of these things in the fine company of other people - bring friends along or come and meet lots of new ones!

Atom Universe is first and foremost a hub for people to meet, chat and socialise. It’s essentially like a chatroom, but with loads of fun to have alongside. All of our games involve some sort of element of multiplayer, some competitive and some co-operative, so you will always find people to get involved with!

Constantly evolving and growing, offering more things to explore all the time, Atom Universe is the funnest place not on Earth!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 64-bit
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (199 reviews)
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Wilde Side
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 23
need less lag but still fun
looks good
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panCDCA
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 18
so much potential, hopefully they finish it to be the great game it could be, but right now it needs serious work and seems to be an undertaking that would require a lot more time and was rushed out to meet some self appointed deadline. If and when finished the way it is planned and shown it'll be well worth the time and a great social game. Now, not so much. Still buggy and too much not developed.
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Running-Target
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
Early access for Atom Universe, at this time not a good game, if you could call it a game. Extremely buggy. Crashing from public hub. Choppy sound, laggy. Need loading screens with loading meters instead of Black screens. Didn't not look like there was anything for Free players to do except hang out in public hubs. Needs a private space for free players. Needs to be some activities for Free players also. The sound was choppy and lagging in the menu area. The avatars choices were rather limited.

Atom Universe is a Free-to-Play social Virtual World: a theme park featuring fun people and fun things: plenty of games, rides and amusements, as well as advanced social interactions.

I play Secondlife, so i would rather play Secondlife than this game, from what i have seen so far.
Secondlife is all that and more. It is Free to Play, they make money on buying land, currency, and subscriptions.
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Azillas
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 11
There is not much to do in the game at the moment, but it looks like it has great potential!
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josephray94533
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 5
I will be nice and Like it But When I Get in the game it take's me to the menu Plz Fix.It's Like PlaystationHome PlaystationHome was deleted on ps3 Psh was A built in Program on your Ps3 You mmet pepole Have a house Talk with pepole it was fun R.I.P Platstationhome
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Gilgen
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 30
this game is trash
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Greed
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 28
Should be renamed as "Bowling Simulator"
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Fatty Thunder
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
I Miss PS Home :C
This made me feel good
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MercSquad // Sir Shirley
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
Personally this reminds me of playstation home and I really loved it. But this game/3D world is no where near as good as playstation home. The only updates are small baby updates and most of the time it takes months for 1 update to fix a few bugs and add a small amount of new stuff. Also the recent update that i have had makes the game crash every time i go into a room (ex. The Hub) and thats kind of really annoying. I really don't see why the developers would have made an early access version of this game when there is very very little to do. In my opinion they should've waited till they had alot more to do like personal houses, a handful of places to go and explore, mini-games in each area, pets, clothes, ect. and i feel like at this rate when they do release the real thing it might end up as a poor cash grab but who knows only time can tell.
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Paul
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 16
AHH IT WAS SO BAD OMG
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 15
Early access for Atom Universe, at this time not a good game, if you could call it a game. Extremely buggy. Crashing from public hub. Choppy sound, laggy. Need loading screens with loading meters instead of Black screens. Didn't not look like there was anything for Free players to do except hang out in public hubs. Needs a private space for free players. Needs to be some activities for Free players also. The sound was choppy and lagging in the menu area. The avatars choices were rather limited.

Atom Universe is a Free-to-Play social Virtual World: a theme park featuring fun people and fun things: plenty of games, rides and amusements, as well as advanced social interactions.

I play Secondlife, so i would rather play Secondlife than this game, from what i have seen so far.
Secondlife is all that and more. It is Free to Play, they make money on buying land, currency, and subscriptions.
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104 of 127 people (82%) found this review helpful
98 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 5
Don't play this NOW. First of all, I would reccomend this game when it's 40-80% done. This game doesn't lie when it says that's in Early Access. The only thing you can do right now is go bowling and change your avatar.


Niko would be proud.
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147 of 239 people (62%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
94.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 7, 2015
I used to PS Home for 3 years. Atom Universe is back. Keep it up.
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53 of 79 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
185.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 29
I was an avid PS Home user since 2008 and see a lot of the spirit of PS Home in Atom Universe (AU). The creators of AU, Atom Republic, previously created content for PS Home, but after PS Home was shut down in March 2015, they asked the community what they should do next and the overwhelming response was to build a new virtual world as a successor to PS Home and hence the idea of Atom Universe was born. Atom Republic had a Kickstarter campaign for the game in April 2015 to help fund the development of the intial release which was successful. Atom Republic has partnered with several former 3rd party developers for PS Home such as Engine Giant, Game Mechanics, JAM Games, PS Talent (of which I am a long time member), and more to come. Patrick O'Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams, was also made the AU team's non-executive director during the summer of 2015. He has referred to Atom Universe as "the successor to PS Home." Since PS Home's closure, many former PS Home developers have created their own game, but Atom Republic is the only one to have partnered with others. The game is developed with Unreal Engine 4 and features amazing realistic graphics and supports cross-play between PC and PS4 with the potentional to be supported on other platforms (Mac, XBoxOne, etc.), including future ones, e.g. PS5. The game will also support Virtual Reality with such headsets as PlayStation VR for PS4 and Oculus Rift for PC. Atom Republic has been very responsive to feedback from its community and IMO done an excellent job with this project. As a reward for my donation level to the game's Kickstarter that I mentioned, I was given the opportunity to test the Alpha version of the game, which I have been doing for several months now. During this time, I have seen a lot of progress made on the game's development as new features have been added and various bugs fixed. The Early Access version was just made available to backers of the project this past Saturday, February 27, which includes a space which we have not seen in the Alpha called Arcade Plaza. Here's a promotional video that shows what the Arcade Plaza looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftGDFQCRVCs The Early Access version will later be made available to the entire Steam Community but until then, backers like myself will continue to test it. Whether you are looking for a successor to PS Home or a new realistic social game/virtual world in which to play then Atom Universe is for you. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GAME!!!
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40 of 59 people (68%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13
There isn't really much to say about this game, because there isn't actually anything to do. You can litterly only do bowling, and sit on some chairs. For a game that's supposed to come out in 3 months, it's really concerning. Everything is either coming soon or a concept art gallery. You can colour your avatar too so that's cool I guess, but there is nothing to do.

Just one question for the devs:
Why would you release a game in this state? It's basically committing steam suicide.

Quick side note: Game runs fine on high for me, running an R9 290 at ~60fps most of the time, but really, for a game with this little to do, it should run fine.
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33 of 48 people (69%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 5
So far you can sit. And you can bowl.
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 14
This game should be labeled "Way Too Early Access". These devs should have waited until they had more content before going live.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 6
This should be in an independent alpha-- not on Steam yet. This is too early for the early access program, in my opinion. There's almost 0 functionality at this point; I really feel it's going to be detrimental to the 'game' overall to have it get all the negative buzz it's going to get during early access in this state.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 12
Should NOT be on early acess yet, Only thing you can do is Bowling, The only person that would like this game in the state it's in is Roman Bellic!
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 24
i wouldn't play this game just yet, wait til it is completed more. all you can do right now is play bowling and talk to others.it looks like it will be a decent game when completed.
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