Featuring three playable races and a giant galaxy opened up for player exploration and exploitation, Nebula Online from developer Mizar Games is the next step in MMO-oriented emergent gameplay.
The gist of Nebula Online is that you can play how you want, where you want, on whatever device you want that supports the game. And that last part is not just words for words’ sake, you can actually play Nebula Online as a cross-platform multiplayer game. The supported platforms include PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.
That’s not a bad line-up for an indie game.
Nebula Online has been in development for quite some time and Mizar Games managed to get the game Greenlit for Steam and pushed it into Early Access back in January of this year. Nine months later and it will be ready for release.
You can check out the gameplay trailer below to get an idea of what the gameplay is like.
Players can setup mining stations, scan, farm and gather resources, as well as battle it out with other players from different factions. There are three different zones that allow for different levels of PvP (or no PvP at all), so newbies can hang out in the safe zone away from battle, those who want to challenge other races can head to the race zone and those who would prefer a more free-for-all atmosphere can head to the neutral zone.
Throughout the Early Access phase they’ve upgraded the graphics and ironed out some the gameplay for better playability and optimization.
The user feedback for the game throughout Early Access has mostly been mixed or negative. A lot of players feel it’s a poor attempt at capturing the EVE Online phenomenon… only there’s no player base there to make it a phenomenon. There’s also complaints about poor HUD visibility, poor sound quality, and the overall general lack of an online player base. It’s kind of tough to build a community when one doesn’t exist.
Some of the only positive recent reviews are from people who got the product for free. Many of the others are warning people away until it’s fixed right proper for release.
The general consensus appears to be that Nebula Online is trying to be like EVE Online but lacks the quality, polish and player count.
If you need to learn more about Nebula Online you can do so by visiting the official website.