Beyond Dark’s giant online universe has millions of planets and almost infinite exploration possibilities. In addition, there can be 100,000 players in one galaxy and each player may control 100’s of ships and colonise many more planets.
A game engine that can handle a 3D universe 100’s of light years across, yet allows players to zoom in and see their customized ships in all their glory with millimeter precision, simply does not exist. To build Beyond Dark we had to heavily customise the Unity 5 engine, as well as build our own server-side engine (called the Andromeda Engine) to host the gigantic online universe on our servers.[Read more…]