Developer Planetarium is delighted to announce today that its blockchain-based MMO Nine Chronicles will be launching on Steam later this year. Additionally, Planetarium has made the game completely open source and is encouraging developers to get creative with their tools.
Nine Chronicles is a free-to-play RPG set in a vast fantasy world – ruled over by its players, and supported by an economy where supply and demand are the greatest currency. The game is powered by groundbreaking technology that gives players the freedom to play how they want: exploring, crafting, mining or governing in a uniquely moddable, open-source adventure.
Conquer dangerous dungeons to gather rare resources for trade; specialize in crafting the finest equipment; or pass legislation with the support of other players to inhabit this realm as you see fit.
In 2020, during development of Nine Chronicles, Planetarium partnered with Ubisoft and Hashed to form a partnership focused on developing blockchain-based games where there is no central server, which allows players have full control of the world.
Now completely open-source, players and developers alike can use any part of the game, from the beautiful bespoke 2D assets to in-game logic and code, for whatever they like. Be it an extension of Nine Chronicles or something completely new and innovative, Planetarium is encouraging users to delve into the game’s inner workings and get creative.
To support this goal, Planetarium is offering grants to developers who will use their open source toolkit to build content and helpful tools for the community.
“From the very beginning, we’ve always wanted to offer gaming communities a chance to own their online games” said Kijun Seo, CEO of Planetarium. “We’re excited to keep our promise by fully open sourcing Nine Chronicles, and offering grants for talented developers. We can’t wait to support amazing projects from our community — please check out Nine Chronicles in early access by visiting our website, and join our community of developers on Discord.”
Nine Chronicles is currently available to play via nine-chronicles.com, and a Steam launch is planned for later in the year.
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