Sunday, 21 December 2014

Atom Universe - Work In Progress

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Atom Universe - Work In Progress 

Hello folks, to show you our Work In Progress (W.I.P.) we thought we'd try and post an image a day, so you can see the progress of Atom Universe. Initially, we have several postings all at once as we are catching up with our Facebook posting's that started last week.

First, let's start with the big announcement posting!


Announcement posting:

OK, so now the interview is out, all the vouchers are given, we are free announce our project: 

Atom Universe! It's a theme park game where you can meet friends, chat and play lots of attractions and rides. We aim to release the 1st iteration in May 2015. It's still early days, and we will appreciate your opinion and feedback on a lot of aspects of the game's design. 

So, if you want to join the debate, please head over to our forums at www.atomuniverse.net and make your voice heard!

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Day One:

Let's start with this general shot of the hub: in the middle there will be a fountain where people can hang out, next to the big Ferris Wheel. All the rides are dotted around on the periphery. And, in the foreground there will be viewing platforms with holographic information terminals.

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Day Two:

Today we have the concept illustration for Atom Universe: it is the first ever image that was produced for the game. It represents what we're aiming to achieve: a fun, futuristic theme park, filled with exciting rides and attractions... and tons of friends to interact with!

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Day Three: 

This is the Crowbots arena, a dog-fighting game where you pilot a mechanized crow, in a multi-player battle in the skies! 

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Day Four: 

This picture is of the Ferris wheel (in the foreground,) and the Crowbots arena (in the background.) Notice the space shuttle in the distance? This will take you to different planets! But it's not going to be in the first release of the game. We'll have to create other planets first!

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Day Five:

At the core of Atom Universe's theme park, the fountain is the central feature. Surrounded by benches, it's the place where people can meet up and chat. In the background, the Waverider will be a giant water slide, and the Hoverbash ride is a bumper car arena, with a twist. More on that later...

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Day Six:

The hover bash: this is a bumper-car ride, themed around 1950's classic cars. Challenge your friends in this retro attraction with a twist: the bumper cars are hover-cars!

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Day Seven: 

We plan to push avatar interactions one step further in Atom Universe.

In an update, we will develop locomotion objects to let other users hitch a ride with you. For example, you can equip a sports car, then invite another avatar to sit on the passenger seat, and enjoy the ride!

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Day Eight:

The WaveRider (side view) - A giant roller coaster. With Unreal Engine 4 technology (supporting Virtual Reality and high-end next-generation console graphics,) ride the roller coaster of your dreams. Hopefully you can pick up a corn-dog or funnel cake to eat along the way.

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Day Nine:

This is the entrance to the Hyper-sonic roller coaster ride. It is an interactive roller coaster with multiple tracks, so it's going to be quite unique. We have tons of ideas for this one, but it will take a while to make. So we'll come back to it another day, there is a lot to say about this epic ride!

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Day Ten:

In the Motor Stunts attraction, you get to drive a buggy round loop-de-loops, ramps and bumps at high speed, to execute crazy stunts!

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Last W.I.P. for 2014:

Here is the last W.I.P. image of 2014. We will recreate the Atom Republic Park in Atom Universe: you'll be able to meet friends, chill out, and dance in the music pavilion! We are running out of images to show you this side of Christmas, but will have more to show in the new year!

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2014 Christmas Newsletter

Winter is coming... so does ATOM REPUBLIC's Christmas Newsletter!

" 'Twas right before Christmas, when all through-out Home..."

"Atom Republic was busy, with plans of their own..."

- Conceptual Illustration -
First image produced for Atom Universe


In the past we had the privilege of celebrating Christmas with you in PlayStation Home. This Christmas, we would like to share our plans for a new game, Atom Universe; a fun, futuristic theme park we are developing. It's filled with exciting rides, attractions, and tons of friends to interact with!

This year we have presents for you - pictures, and the (quoted in Blue Italics) poem
"Atom Universe, A Christmas Proposal"
by an Anonymous contributor. 

 
"Share our vision of fun, they exclaimed rather loudly!"

In-game HUB & Fountain
*More pictures AtomUniverse.net 
In the middle of the Atom Universe HUB, benches surround a center piece fountain where people can hang out, or meet up and chat with friends; all next to the big Ferris Wheel. Various rides are dotted around on the periphery, such as the WaveRider - a giant roller coaster. There will be viewing platforms (in the foreground) with holographic information terminals.
 
"A futuristic theme park, we created so  proudly!"

HOVERBASH
HOVERBASH, a bumper-car arena with a twist! Themed around 1950's classic cars, challenge your friends in this retro attraction. The "twist" - the bumper cars are hover cars!
 

" IN with all things of new, OUT with those which are old."


HYPER SONIC

The HYPER SONIC ride is an interactive roller coaster with multiple tracks, so it's going to be quite unique! We have tons of ideas for this one, but it will take a while to make.

 

"We are staging a coup! With new rides for the bold!"

 

MOTOR STUNTS

In the MOtOr Stunts attractions, you get to drive a buggy around loop-de-loops, ramps, and bumps at high speeds to execute crazystunts!
 

"Our theme park is filled with amazing, cutting-edge attractions,"

 
Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle will take you to different planets! However, it's not going to be in the first release of the game; we have to create other planets first!
 

"and time with old friends, and avatar interactions!"

 
Avatar Interactions
To push avatar interactions one-step further in Atom Universe (which we plan on doing a lot,) in an update we will develop locomotion objects to let other users hitch a ride with you. For example, you can equip a sports car, and then invite another avatar to sit on the passenger seat. Enjoy the ride!
 
"All "Homies" finally gave a huge sigh of relief,
knowing they would not be left out in the cold with their grief!
Even though the old community's servers are now closing,
THANK YOU ATOM REPUBLIC, for the new place you're proposing!"


Atom Universe, A Christmas Proposal
by 
"Anonymous"

Atom Universe Demo

 

Try before you buy...

We will release a demo of Atom Universe on PC in February 2015. Just before our Kickstarter, to make sure it succeeds! This way you can try before you buy!

Atom Universe Forums !

 

Help us create a game that you will enjoy!
We want your opinion on all aspects of Atom Universe...

It's still early days, and we would appreciate your opinion and feedback on game design aspects. So, if you want to join the debate, please head over to the Atom Universe forums at AtomUniverse.net and make your voice heard!
Interviews...
YPSH
Your PlayStation Home community website had the first interview 
with Atom Republic's own Tanguy Dewavrin, announcing Atom Universe. Check it out at: http://yourpshome.info/oi.
YPSH also has a thread to discuss all things Atom Universe related at: http://www.yourpshome.net/threads/atom-universe-news.10175/.

 
PSTalent
Meet Kozzzmo's special guest; Tanguy Dewavrin, founder of Atom Republic as they discuss Atom's new virtual world: Atom Universe! Beginning Wednesday, December 17 in the PSTALENT.COM Theater!
Check out the YouTube video of the SPOTLIGHT interviewhttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=733822543373322.

 


Atom Universe YouTube Video

Watch the video here!
From ATOM REPUBLIC ,
 
we wish you much cheer...

Merry Christmas to all, 

 
and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Atom Universe on PS Talent!



It's a GO! The long awaited sequel to the Spotlight showcases this Wed in the PSTalent Theater! The story continues with the Director, Nurse Oops, Dr. Crotch, Sheriff DOD, Mr. Bill Owen, and Home's most innocent explorer;The Junk Guy! Meet Kozzzmo's special guest; Tanguy Dewavrin, founder of Atom Republic as they discuss Atom's new virtual world: Atom Universe! This Wednesday, December 17 in the PSTALENT.COM Theater! — with Urzu OAand Joel Rowe.







Monday, 15 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Atom Universe FAQs



Atom Republic answer's your frequently asked questions about the new Atom Universe. Check it out at FAQ.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Announcing Atom Universe and pictures of our work in progress (W.I.P.)

Atom Universe
 and "Work in Progress" (W.I.P.) postings.


Beginning with an interview November 30 2014 on YourPSHome.net  the word was out. The interview begins;

"Atom Republic is a developer known well to those who love PlayStation Home. Some Home developers (as seen elsewhere here) have announced their intentions to try and develop a new virtual "Home-like" world for the PS4. However, Atom Republic's intentions on what they plan to do next, has not been known. Until now. I had the pleasure of speaking with AR's owner/creator, Tanguy Dewavrin, recently and he was ready to tell me all about his future plans. Here's what he had to say......" (Please see the entire article on YPSH )

Once the interview with YPSH was posted, it was time to post the official announcement on the Atom Republic Facebook page :

"Now that the interview is out, all the voucher codes are given, we are free to announce our project: Atom Universe ! It's a theme park game where you can meet friends, chat and play lots of attractions and rides. We aim to release the 1st iteration in May 2015. It's still early days, and we will appreciate your opinion and feedback on a lot of aspects of the game's design. So, if you want to join the debate, please head over to our forums at www.atomuniverse.net and make your voice heard!"


In the meantime, we thought we would post one picture a day on our Facebook page so you can see the Work In Progress (W.I.P.) on our Atom Universe game. For today, we'll catch up with the last four days of W.I.P. posting's. 

W.I.P. *Work In Progress, one a day.
Day One:

Hello folks, to show you our W.I.P. we thought we'd try and post an image a day, so you can see the progress of Atom Universe. Let's start with this general shot of the hub: in the middle there will be a fountain where people can hang out, next to the big Ferris wheel. All the rides are dotted around on the periphery. And in the foreground there will be viewing platforms with holographic information terminals.




Day Two:

Today’s W.I.P. is the concept illustration for Atom Universe: it is the first ever image that was produced for the game. It represents what we're aiming to achieve: a fun, futuristic theme park, filled with exciting rides and attractions... and tons of friends to interact with!


Day Three:

Today's W.I.P. - This is the Crowbots arena, a dog-fighting game where you pilot a mechanized crow, in a multi-player battle in the skies! 




Day Four:

Today's W.I.P. picture is of the Ferris wheel (in the foreground,) and the Crowbots arena (in the background.) Notice the space shuttle in the distance? This will take you to different planets! But it's not going to be in the first release of the game. We'll have to create other planets first!






To be continued...

When you have time, please come join us on  Atom Universe forums where we have more details about the game and our progress available. We are also looking forward to hearing more of your ideas and suggestions for Atom Universe!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Build Your Own Race Track

Build your own race tracks with Atom Republic's race-track construction kit! Place 5 different sections: a start piece, a straight section, a turn, a bump, and a junction wherever you like in your apartment or clubhouse. Design the race track of your dreams, equip your favorite locomotion object and challenge your friends to a race!




Also, as a parting gift, Atom Republic will make the mini-kart race at Atom Republic Park free to all from 12th November onward!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Chers amis francophones,

Voici ci-dessous une traduction en francais du questionnaire. Merci de bien vouloir répondre dans le même questionnaire en ligne que les anglophones (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HRYTBQG), c'est plus simple pour moi que d'avoir 2 questionnaires différents, pour analyser les réponses et faire des statistiques. S'il le faut, écrivez vos réponses en francais: je comprendrai. Merci d'avance!

Questionnaire Atom Republic

1. Quelle plateforme préféreriez vous pour la prochaine communauté virtuelle?
___ PS4
___ Xbox One
___ PC (exécutable)
___ PC (Steam)
___ Mobile (tablettes et smartphones)
Autres (spécifier) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Sur une échelle de 1 à 10, quelle importance donneriez-vous à une intégration des réseaux sociaux comme Facebook ou Twitter? (1: pas important, 5: très important)
__ 1     __2     __3     __4     __5

3. On Sur une échelle de 1 à 10, quelle importance donneriez-vous aux fonctions sociales comme le chat audio, les chaines de chat privées, les messages personnels etc? (1: pas important, 5: très important)
__1     __2     __3     __4     __5

4. Quelle fonctionalité de Home vous manquera le plus, que nous devrions implémenter à tout prix?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Quelle fonctionalité manquait dans Home, ou était mal implémentée, et que vous voudriez avoir?
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Classez les fonctionalités suivantes par ordre d'importance, du plus important (1) au moins important (5)
___ Personalisation des avatars
___ Mini-jeux
___ Réalisme des graphismes
___ Importer vos propres designs
___ Compagnons
___ Possibilité d'offrir des cadeaux aux autres utilisateurs
___ Objets de locomotion

7. Classez les genres de mini-jeux suivants par ordre de préférence: 8=genre favori, 1=genre le moins favori.
___ Action
___ Puzzle
___ Shoot ‘em up
___ Course
___ Tycoon
___ Jeu de plateau
___ Cartes
___ Traditionnel (échecs, dames, etc)

8.Quel serait votre modèle financier favori?
___ Achat initial du jeu
___ Souscription mensuelle
___ Monnaie virtuelle
___ Achats dans le jeu
Autres (spécifiez)
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9. Souhaitez-vous nous laisser vos coordonnées email et identité PSN, pour que l'on puisse vous tenir au courant de nos progrès?
e-mail ___________________________________________
PSN ID ___________________________________________

ATOMIC BUNDLE Releasing in NA and EU This Week!

This week our explosive Atomic Bundle will blow you away: releasing in NA and EU, it contains no less than 24 of our best-selling items, at an irresistible price.


*Also, in EU we have fixed the Park personal space and updated the music in the pavilion, for a brand new playlist!