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The Universim

A project in San Diego, CA by Crytivo Games

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The Universim is a next generation Planet Management God - Game in development by Crytivo Games and designed by Alex Koshelkov.
Backers: 11617
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $387,345 of $320,000
Dates: Apr 23rd -> May 24th (31 days)
Project By: Crytivo Games
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Latest News

The Universim: Gameplay, PS4, Xbox, Release Date, Trailer, News

December 19th - via:
Amidst this renewed enthusiasm to play god comes indie studio Crytivo Games’ ‘The Universim’, currently in Steam Early Access after a fairly successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that raised over $387,000 back in April 2014. (Read More)

The Universim Will Have a Planet Editor at Launch

July 3rd - via:
Crytivo Games have reached their next stretch goal, which means The Universim is getting a planet editor. (Read More)

In Depth: 10 Kickstarter projects you will be buying in 2014

July 13th - via:
Crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter not only offer innovators and idea generators the means to get their project off the ground, it also offers us tech fans to get in on something at the ground level. Everyone's looking for the next big thing in tech, the chance to be a pioneer for a newfangled gadget, game, service or solution. Kickstarter gives us that chance and lets us get ahead of the crowd. Over the last couple of years, we've seen Android games consoles like Ouya and smartwatches like Pebble get their breaks on Kickstarter, while thousands of other products are now in development thanks to tech fans clubbing together. 2014 has been no different and projects from the ground-breaking and revolutionary to the 'damn, that's so simple I wish I'd have thought of it' are raking in the currency in cash and belief. (Read More)

FAQ Roundup!

May 23rd - via:
There is a little under 24 hours left before the end of campaign! Some of the awesome stretch goals have been reached and there is still the opportunity to unlock even more. We have already taken a step forward and merged the Planet Editor Toolset... (Read More)

Update 31: The Universim 3D Printed Figurines

May 23rd - via:
Hello again!Today marks our last 24 hours here on kickstarter. What a ride! Right now we are in the process of reaching our stretch goals and in order to give you even more reward variety, we want to add some really cool add-ons. We present to you... (Read More)

Update 30: Merging Stretch Goals

May 23rd - via:
Hello Everyone! After a lot of discussion with our development team, we have some very exciting news to share with you. We are merging the Planet Editor Toolset with The Universim Live News System stretch goal! They will both be unlocked if we reach... (Read More)

$350,000 Goal Reached! Next Goal - Dinosaur Era!

May 22nd - via:
Next goal $400,000 - Dinosaur EraDinosaur Era will be filled with massive prehistoric beasts, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and an awesome new soundtrack specifically made for the era. To reach this goal we need to collect less than $40,000... (Read More)

Update 28: 48 Hours Left

May 22nd - via:
Hello everyone ! We just recently crossed the funding line and have about 48 hours left to reach some of the stretch goals! To everyone on the ropes, it is your last chance to finally join the community or up your pledge and help us unlock some more... (Read More)

The Universim – New Details on the Ambitious Next-Gen Planet Management Game | Exclusive Interview

May 22nd - via:
The Universim, Crytivo Games’ first project, is ambitious to say the least. Coming from a studio dispersed across the globe, all working individually but collaboratively, this planetary management god-game simulator sounds complex. And fascinating. We spoke to Crytivo’s Kyle Lautenbach about the ins-and-outs of running a universe, and found out why the team took to Kickstarter to keep The Universim indie. (Read More)

Update 27: Kickstarter Recap

May 21st - via:
Dive into the past With the sweet sensation of success still resonating strongly, we want to take a look back at a few of the major updates for those just joining us now. Not only have we had quite the adventure here on Kickstarter, but we are lucky... (Read More)

Update 26: WE ARE FUNDED!

May 21st - via:
Wow! This is so incredibly surreal, you guys made it happen! The goal has been reached! It sounds almost crazy saying that, but here we are. All of us are staring at the screen right now with our collective jaws strewn across the floor. These last... (Read More)

The Universim Achieves Kickstarter Funding

May 21st - via:
Crytivo Games’ Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming god simulation title The Universim has proved to be a success. The title recently managed to pass its $320,000 USD goal with three days to go until its 24th May 2014 closure. This means that the developers can now focus their full attention on finishing off the title for a release on PC, Mac and Linux in October 2015. The team has suggested that the title could feature support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. (Read More)

'The Universim' Fully Funded Through Kickstarter

May 21st - via:
The Universim is a next generation planet management game where a vibrant, living world rests in your hands. With the powers of a god, you have the ability to change everything if you so wish, but time always flows on. (Read More)

Update 25: New Reward Tiers

May 20th - via:
Hello Creators! There are only 3 Days left to achieve our goal and possibly reach some of the stretch goals! Let’s make it happen! We have seen everyone increasing their pledges lately, and wow have you made our jaws drop, so today we would like to... (Read More)

Universim Kickstarter Wrapping Up, Striving Towards Stretch Goals

May 20th - via:
It hasn’t been a bad month at all for Universim, which burst onto Kickstarter and garnered loads of attention with its stylish take on the god game. You’ve got a planet inhabited by cute little minimalist people, and while you can influence them you can’t control them directly. Set research paths, advance through technological ages, and then spread to the stars to colonize new worlds. Basically, like Spore (without the alien designing) meets Godus (without the ungodly levels of free-to-play suckage). (Read More)

The Universim – Previewed

May 19th - via:
With great power comes great responsibility and when you’re the god of an entire planet, that can be quite a bit to put on your plate. Starting from the ground up, watching the little people grow and develop into mature, civilized individuals, building up their homes, then villages, then towns, and then cities littered with skyscrapers and advanced technology. The people who needed to be taught how to start a fire are now developing nuclear weaponry and are threatening to go to war. Well, now they’ve created a space exploration program and they have space shuttles, ready to explore the universe and locate other planets to inhabit. (Read More)

Planet discovery and colonization in The Universim, 4 days with over $40k left

May 19th - via:
Crytivo Games' The Universim has just four days left on its Kickstarter trail, and it needs a little over $40,000 more to succeed at $320k. The studio has just released new info on planet discovery and colonization. (Read More)

The Universim enters final week with $45K to go

May 19th - via:
It’s the final week for ambitious god-game The Universim, and they still have to raise about $45,239 to get the game funded. (Read More)

Kickstarter Watch: The Universim

May 19th - via:
Simulation Games and God Games are, more or less coming from the same place: the desire to create, control, and determine the future of some sort of civilization, be it a tribe, a town, or an empire. While SImulation games let you make decisions, God-sim games let you dictate the parameters of the world you are looking over. What if you could extend this power, this scope to an entire planet, or an entire universe? (Read More)

Update 24: Planet Discovery and Colonization

May 18th - via:
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! In today’s update we will be covering more info about the Planet Discovery and Colonization Mechanics. As we revealed on the page, all of the stars you see on the screen are actually colonizable planets! With the right... (Read More)

Update 23: 5 Days Left

May 18th - via:
5 Days To Go! The end is nigh, dear friends! Starting on Monday, we will be going all out on advertising the game around the internet. The Thunderclap will hopefully give us the boost we need, but we cannot rely on it! Weekends are a bit slow due to... (Read More)

Update 22: Saturday Scoop

May 17th - via:
New Reward and Add-on!    One of the most requested additions to our rewards is finally official! We are announcing the digital Strategy Guide! Everyone who is in the $40 tier or higher will automatically receive this new reward for free!  The... (Read More)

Update 21: Lets Thunderclap Together

May 16th - via:
Greetings everybody!  We are about to shake the internet with a thunderous roar! Thousands will hear the call. The Thunderclap is going live in a day’s time! This is your last chance to be a part of the campaign. When tomorrow ends, the clap will... (Read More)

Update 20: Release Roadmap

May 16th - via:
Hello Future Creators! Today is our 23rd day on Kickstarter, meaning there is only 7 days left before the end of our Kickstarter Campaign. It has been a tremendous journey for all of us. We spent many late nights preparing this campaign and all of... (Read More)

Update 19: High-level Tier Price Drops

May 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Crytivo Games to add in-game object editor to The Universim

May 15th - via:
In a recent update on the studio’s Kickstarter page, Crytivo Games announced that rather than being a $400,000 stretch goal for its sandbox planet-management game, The Universim, an in-game object editor will now be available for the game even if the stretch goal isn’t met. In its place, a new $400,000 stretch goal has been added as a replacement. The Dinosaur Era stretch goal will allow players to encounter various species of dinosaurs in the earlier stages of the game. This Era will occur before the Stone Age. (Read More)

Check Out The Universim Prototype Demonstration

May 15th - via:
After a bombardment of requests, Crytivo Games has uploaded a quick demonstration of The Universim’s prototype. You can now get an idea of how The Universim’s planet system will function on their in-game simulation engine called Prometheus. (Read More)

Update 18: In-Game Object Editor

May 14th - via:
Hello Everyone!Today we have some more great news to share with you! Object editors are awesome, and judging by all of your comments and feedback we can all agree that The Universim absolutely needs one. After a lot of discussion with our team... (Read More)

Update 17: The Universim Prototype Add-On

May 14th - via:
Hello Everyone, We have been receiving an overwhelming number of requests from the community as of late regarding the gameplay showcased around the internet. It looks like you all really want to try out The Universim’s Prototype! As a result, we... (Read More)

Update 16: Home Straight

May 13th - via:
Dear Backers We would like to take the time to thank you all so much for your tremendous support! These last few weeks have been nothing but amazing, and we couldn’t have done it without you! As of this moment, we have 10 days left to reach our... (Read More)

Fill a planet with civilization, then move out to space in The Universim

May 12th - via:
Simulation games that involve building a civilization from the ground up often stop, more or less, when they catch up to modern technology. With The Universim, Crytivo Games is trying to build an ambitious god game which will allow you to see a civilization through to expansion across a galaxy populated with dynamically generated planets. (Read More)

Update 15: Game Play Details

May 11th - via:
 Hello backers! We have something extra special for you today! We are giving you all a quick overview of what you can expect when starting up The Universim for the first time. Everything is still in an iterative work-in-progress state, thus... (Read More)

Interview – Chatting with Crytivo Games about The Universim

May 10th - via:
Touted as a “next generation Planet Management God-Game” on its Kickstarter page, the developers at Crytivo Games are quite confident they’re developing an experience unlike any other with The Universim. Players first experience the game during the Stone Age, where they’ll have to help nourish a young species as it slowly grows, advancing from technologically deficient all the way to scientifically savvy enough to venture out across the cosmos. But reaching the stars is only the beginning of a much longer journey, one that could potentially become the biggest God-game of all time. (Read More)

Update 14: Weekly Digest

May 9th - via:
Greetings all! We have a small update today while we prepare everything for next week. Expect to see a lot of activity!  Captain Bull Anderson approves this message. With each new day comes new possibilities! Over 60% Funded! Thank you all so much... (Read More)

Update 13: Physical Artbook and Strategy Guide

May 8th - via:
Hello everyone!   We have been receiving a lot of requests for the following two tiers, and we can finally confirm their inclusion as part of the Kickstarter Campaign. The new tiers are included in all higher tiers, just as the previously announced... (Read More)

Update 12: $15 Beta Clarification

May 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Update 11: T-Shirt Reveal

May 5th - via:
T-Shirt Reveal There are those among us who choose to raise themselves above the ordinary man; those who bear the mark of a greater power. They have taken up the responsibility of guiding civilizations from dust to the cosmos beyond. Their every... (Read More)

Update 10: Prometheus In-Game Engine™

May 5th - via:
Many of you wanted to know a little bit more about gameplay, particularly some of the more innovative elements in the game, so in today’s update we wanted to present you with a few of the in-game features that we are currently working on. Core... (Read More)

Support The Universim on Thunderclap

May 4th - via:
 Hello Everyone!We just created a Thunderclap Campaign! This campaign will help us get the word out about The Universim during the final week. The service allows users to pledge their support to the project for a particular date. When the time runs... (Read More)

Update 8: 50% Funded!

May 3rd - via:
Dearest backersWe want to thank you all so much for your awesome support! In only 11 days, we have reached 50% of the total goal! With the support of over 6000 people, YOU are making The Universim a reality! Your positive feedback and comments have... (Read More)

Update 7: Community Labs

May 2nd - via:
Hello everyone! We have some more exciting news to share with you today regarding the future of The Universim! We have already promised to keep you guys in the loop and build the game alongside you, and we plan to stick to this promise from here on... (Read More)

Update 6: PayPal

May 1st - via:
Hello PayPal Backers!  Thank you for supporting The Universim via PayPal. We know that it may be a little difficult for you to make payments through Kickstarter due to Amazon, so we are glad we were able to help you in this regard. We just wanted to... (Read More)

Update 5: New Reward Tiers!

May 1st - via:
Hello everyone! To celebrate reaching the 100k mark, we are adding new reward tiers! Previously concept-only tiers are being brought to life due to your incredible support! Everyone who is already on a higher reward level will receive all of these... (Read More)

The Universim: Manage Mankind

May 1st - via:
I’ve always been a fan of management strategy games. SimCity, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and even Game Dev Tycoon were games that I lost myself in. However, after a while they all felt limited. I wanted to go beyond the walls and streets. I wanted to oversee a world- a universe even- and it would seem that The Universim by Crytivo Studios aims to do just that. (Read More)

Update 4

April 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

The Universim wants to make you a planet-managing god

April 30th - via:
The Universim wants to make you a planet-managing god. is the official web counterpart to the PC Gamer print magazine. Exclusive reviews, demos, and updates and news on all your favourite PC gaming franchises. (Read More)

The Universim has been Greenlit on Steam within 7 days!

April 29th - via:
 The Universim has been Greenlit by the Community!We have some great news today! Because of your amazing support, The Universim has been Greenlit on Steam within 7 days! We can now officially confirm that everyone who pledges $15 or more will... (Read More)

The Universim blasts off on Kickstarter

April 29th - via:
New games studio Crytivo is hoping to successfully launch god game Universim with a Kickstarter campaign to fund development. (Read More)

The Universim' Announced, Seeks Crowd Funding - Screens & Trailer

April 28th - via:
The Universim is a next generation planet management game where a vibrant, living world rests in your hands. With the powers of a god, you have the ability to change everything if you so wish, but time always flows on. (Read More)

The Universim Looks Like Everything I Want From A God Game

April 28th - via:
Who knew you could get so emotional from watching a Kickstarter video? I certainly didn't. But then I looked at the first few minutes of the pitch for this new god game Universim and, well, just check the thing out and see for yourself (Read More)

[FORUM POST] The Universim - Become a god, manage the planet and push your civilization up into space!

April 27th - via:
This new game appeared on Kickstarter. Imagine the scope of Spore combined with the god aspect of Black & White plus a little bit SimCity and you get this! (Read More)

Update 2: Add-Ons April 28

April 26th - via:
Due to an overwhelming number of requests, we are including add-ons for many of the rewards. Please take a look at the list below to see if you would like to add something! We will release surveys at the end of the campaign to confirm your selection... (Read More)

The Universim - A fresh look at the simulation genre

April 26th - via:
Over the past couple of years, I personally feel like the god and simulation genres have been going in a less than satisfactory direction. There have been quite a few niche simulation games such as Prison Architect and the fairly viral Goat Simulator. Those are all well and good but a game hasn't made me feel like a proper deity of sorts for a long time. Many hopefuls like myself looked towards Peter Molyneux's current project Godus. Sadly, a lot of hope has been lost for it after the slew of communication with the backers along with slow development updates. (Read More)

Kickstarter Launched For The Universim; Next Generation Planet Management God Title

April 25th - via:
Crytivo Games has informed us about the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for The Universim; a next generation Planet Management God game. (Read More)

Massive: The Universim Aims To Be The Biggest God Game

April 25th - via:
I remember when game developers were ecstatic that they could simulate the barest spine of a ping-pong match. Actually I don’t because I wasn’t alive yet, but you get the idea. But I also remember when giant triple-A studios trumpeted recreations of evolution, societies evolving through the ages, and space colonization from on high, and now even that notion seems sort of antiquated. The Universim is looking to not only match the likes of Spore and Civilization, but also – in places – exceed them. In short, it’s a god game in which you start with a single stone age planet and branch out to explore and colonize the entire universe. The wildest part? Despite being more than a year out, it already looks rather stunning in places. (Read More)

Update 1: April 26

April 24th - via:
Hello everyone! Firstly, we would like to thank all of you for your awesome support! It’s our 4th day on Kickstarter and we have already hit the 15% mark! You made it all possible and we really want to thank you for your love and trust!   We've... (Read More)

Take to the Stars in The Universim

April 23rd - via:
I’m not usually gripped by a specific Kickstarter, I’m usually just generally supportive of the idea of getting your ideas out there. When that idea becomes something cool, then I get excited. Right now, however, I’m a little excited about a project called The Universim. God games have been out of vogue for a while, and people have started to miss them, so they’re coming back. Of all the comings back The Universim, child of Crytivo Games, looks like the one you would be best served keeping an eye on. (Read More)

The Universim is the End-all God Game You’ve Been Dreaming Of

April 23rd - via:
Somehow, The Universim is both wildly ambitious and completely focused at the same time—the perfect formula for a Kickstarter project; it’s a god game with enough thoroughly thought out and well-proposed features that someone could write a master’s thesis on it. While bearing the same ‘made by gamers, for gamers’ clause as so many other Kickstarters, this game truly feels like one, by incorporating so many “I wish a game did this” ideas that I’m genuinely surprised it hasn’t been picked up by a publisher yet. Oh wait. What’s this I see on their Kickstarter page? They’ve already turned down publishers? They “want the community to be the driving force of this game”? “The best way to do that is to remain independent”?! “There will be no DRM and absolutely no micro-transactions for the game whatsoever”! “All future DLC will also be completely free”!! (Read More)

Kickstart This: The Universim

April 23rd - via:
Indie studio Ctytivo Games has just launched the Kickstarter campaign for their first big project, The Universim. (Read More)

The Universim Kickstarter

April 23rd - via:
A couple of months ago we reported on The Universim and its beta registration. Well, things are clearly progressing for this upcoming planet management game because The Universim Kickstarter has just launched! (Read More)

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