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  MMORPG Nine Chronicles launches on Steam later this year, goes fully open-source
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03/08/2021
 


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08 MARCH 2021 - Developer Planetarium is delighted to announce today that its blockchain-based MMO Nine Chronicles will be launching on Steam later this year. Additionally, Planetarium has made the game completely open source and is encouraging developers to get creative with their tools.

Nine Chronicles is a free-to-play RPG set in a vast fantasy world - ruled over by its players, and supported by an economy where supply and demand are the greatest currency. 
In 2020, during development of Nine Chronicles, Planetarium partnered with Ubisoft and Hashed to form a partnership focused on developing blockchain-based games where there is no central server, which allows players have full control of the world.

Now completely open-source, players and developers alike can use any part of the game, from the beautiful bespoke 2D assets to in-game logic and code, for whatever they like. Be it an extension of Nine Chronicles or something completely new and innovative, Planetarium is encouraging users to delve into the game's inner workings and get creative.

To support this goal, Planetarium is offering grants to developers who will use their open source toolkit to build content and helpful tools for the community.

"From the very beginning, we've always wanted to offer gaming communities a chance to own their online games" said Kijun Seo, CEO of Planetarium. "We're excited to keep our promise by fully open sourcing Nine Chronicles, and offering grants for talented developers. We can't wait to support amazing projects from our community — please check out Nine Chronicles in early access by visiting our website, and join our community of developers on Discord.

Nine Chronicles is currently available to play via nine-chronicles.com, and a Steam launch is planned for later in the year.

For more information, please contact Paul Watson at [email protected].

About Nine Chronicles

Nine Chronicles is a fantasy MMORPG, set in a vast fantasy world powered by groundbreaking technology that gives players the freedom to play how they want: exploring, crafting, mining or governing in a uniquely moddable, open-source adventure.

Conquer dangerous dungeons to gather rare resources for trade; specialize in crafting the finest equipment; or pass legislation with the support of other players to inhabit this realm as you see fit.

Face an ancient evil
The corrupted spawn of the world tree Yggdrasil is running rampant across the realms. You must decide how you will stop their spread of chaos throughout the lands. Use all of the resources at your disposal to overpower the evil that’s ravaging the world.

A neverending world in the hands of its players
Govern the world together in a game that cannot be shut down, ever, because the data and the logic live in a blockchain network — instead of the company, the gamers run the world together with no forced updates or changes without community approval.

Infinite moddability
Nine Chronicles is one of the first massively multiplayer games to fully support mods and give players the tools to utilize them in an open-source format.

To learn more, please visit nine-chronicles.com

About Planetarium

Planetarium is a blockchain company pioneering the ecosystem for community-powered online games. Planetarium’s technology equips developers with powerful tools to create fully decentralized, cross-platform blockchain games that can live forever on networks powered by the players. The team is also developing Nine Chronicles, an open source, decentralized role-playing game in early access since 2020. To learn more, please visit planetariumhq.com.