Atom Republic was founded in 2012 by Tanguy Dawavrin, an online developer and publisher dedicated to making creative and innovative virtual game worlds, which allow players to socialise and interact with their virtual environments. Their current project Atom Universe is a massive multiplayer online (MMO) theme park that will allow players to experience the world using traditional controls or Virtual Reality (V.R) headsets. Their aim to create a world that doesn’t compromise on the socialising or gameplay.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Atom Universe opened early access on Steam (PC only) and released a demo on PS4 earlier this year. Developing the game in Unreal Engine 4 will allow them to easily port the game on a variety of platforms including the current generation of consoles and Mac. Atom Universe will also be multi-platform, allowing players whether on PC or console to socialise within the game. By releasing a multi-platform free to play MMO, this should lead to Atom Universe becoming a diverse and richly populated game world with players from across the world.
There is a focus on the social environment within the game, allowing players to communicate using text and emotes such as dancing, body and facial gestures. Within the game world, you’ll be able to purchase items and use vehicles allowing you to drive other player avatars around the theme park. While there is a heavy focus on the social environment, Atom Republic are equally driven in terms of gameplay. The world is populated with a multitude of mini games which will be regularly updated, this will coherently embody theme park style amusements, two such mini games are the Shooting Gallery and Mini Kart Racer.
By using a variety of mini games, Atom Universe will appeal to different types of gamers from a variety of play styes, there will also be rollercoasters and other theme park attractions in the world. By adding an extensive array theme park elements to the game and making Atom Universe compatible with Playstation VR and Oculus Rift, Atom Republic are bringing the thrill of amusement parks into gamers homes.
Atom Republic’s ambitious task is to create a rich and diverse game world populated by gamers from multiple platforms; setting themselves at the forefront of social Virtual Reality experiences all the while building an extensive and immersive theme park you can access from the comfort of your home. By bringing traditional gameplay and the future of gameplay together, Atom Republic are creating a virtual world which will have a wealth of experiences for gamers both casual and hardcore.