Rogue Galaxies: A Web3 MMORPG set in outer space
Rogue Galaxies: We're proud to finally announce what we've been working on at NMKR Games. Behind the scenes the team has been busy planning our first major game: Rogue Galaxies, a Sci-Fi Roguelike MMORPG where it's all about space exploration, fighting, harvesting and upgrading your Character and Spaceship to progress through the universe.
Rogue Galaxies is set several thousand years after the evacuation of Earth. Humanity has spread throughout the galaxy and split into three major factions, physically evolving according to their challenging surroundings, each with its unique and glorious - yet rough on the edges - capital worlds. The galaxy has just been rocked by a mysterious physical phenomenon causing realities to clash through "Overlaps". Our already colourful galaxy, with its extremes in planet biome and solar system diversity, is witnessing planets appearing and disappearing (fully and in sections), moons with seas of molten rock half covered in never-melting snow, human cities pierced by gigantic crystal formations… Not even the dark expanse is safe; stars are unnaturally bursting into existence within seconds.
Be warned; if space was dangerous before, venturing out now is a death wish. Forces from within and without this universe will stand in your path. The ongoing escalation of war between the factions has only been exacerbated by recent events. Being from one of the three factions, you already live with a bullseye. Freebooters are running rampant, with or without a faction's letter of marque. As your wealth and resources grow, so will your appetite. However, nothing has prepared any human in the galaxy for the legions that have spilt from across the Overlaps. Mysterious humanoid beings with no apparent allegiance have flooded our universe. They are on a warpath of their own, searching for the same thing we all are now…
In Rogue Galaxies, you can explore space with your own NFT spaceship, upgrade your character and explore thousands of planets.
Development & funding
Developing a game of the scope Rogue Galaxies is promising is a long and challenging path. One of our priorities is keeping the development process as accessible as possible and involving the community. Because of this, we will create an active Discord community where all sorts of game development topics can be discussed.
Game development is expensive, teams must be built, artists must be hired. This is precisely why we will create a hybrid funding model and explore multiple funding mechanisms. One of the core mechanisms will of course, be the sale of our NFTs. In Rogue Galaxies, you will have the opportunity to own various objects as NFTs, level them up, upgrade them and explore the world with them. We will create a vibrant in-game economy that overlaps with the Cardano NFT ecosystem.
Rogue Galaxies is a very story-heavy game, and during the development of the game, we are introducing a new form of storytelling via Twitter.
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With 5+ years of experience in game development and his background as a successful founder of indie fun company Smokestab, Robins focuses on creating games with living universes where players can form their own stories. Together with Yves and Ignacio, Robin brought one of the first Web3 games to the Cardano blockchain: ADA Ninjaz: Shards of Ninava.
Together with Robin, Yves has founded the indie game company Smokestab and has an impressive 7-year track record of game development experience. Yves's original background stems from traditional software development. He has been working on mobile games in the past. He is excited about creating engaging experiences that capture the player's imagination & connect people around the world.
Also known as "the storyteller", Ignacio's experience comes from his multimedia, film and cinematography background. He has been involved in major productions, travelled the world, and worked in various entertainment industries. His introduction to the NFT scene was the ADA Ninjaz, where he holds the title of Chief Creative Officer. His ambitions lead him toward finding new forms of decentralized storytelling in web3 entertainment and the crypto world.
The NMKR core team
The Rogue Galaxies / NMKR Games team is working closely with the rest of the NMKR Core Team, which nowadays consists of more than 20 amazing humans.