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Space Nation Unleashed
Arcane-backed founders transform the gaming and entertainment landscape with next-gen transmedia franchise
Visionaries of Independence Day, World of Warcraft, Warframe, and The Thirteenth Floor are joining forces to create a captivating space opera MMORPG, accompanied by a universe of other productions. Space Nation Inc., a pioneering force in the entertainment industry, has announced its transformative project that will redefine the gaming and entertainment industry.
A veteran team, including Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), Jerome Wu (World of Warcraft), Tony Tang (Warframe), and Marco Weber (The Thirteenth Floor, Igby Goes Down), has united to create a next-generation transmedia franchise. This project features a gripping space opera MMORPG, animated shorts, spinoff games, and a TV series, all aimed at expanding the universe and IP of Space Nation. Through this blend of mediums, Space Nation is reshaping interactive entertainment and offer players an unparalleled experience in a thrilling universe.
“The landscape of entertainment is evolving rapidly, and we see an incredible opportunity to redefine its boundaries,” said Jerome Wu, CEO and co-creator of Space Nation. “With our collaborative efforts, we aim to transform the way content is consumed, shared, and experienced.”
“Hollywood’s increasing interest in video games reflects a wider recognition of gaming’s popularity and storytelling potential,” said Roland Emmerich, co-founder and co-creator of Space Nation. “The expansive universe we’re building in Space Nation is a tremendous opportunity to captivate audiences wherever they consume entertainment with innovative new forms of storytelling.”
The project has secured substantial backing of $50 million from notable partners and venture capitalists, including Arcane Group, Chain Hill Capital, Foresight Ventures, Lighthouse Capital, SevenX Ventures, HashKey Capital, Initiate Capital, JDAC Capital, Assembly Partners, and Cristian Manea. This diverse investor base reflects the widespread enthusiasm and confidence in Space Nation. With the final round of funding planned for the fall, Space Nation is poised for a successful launch as it solidifies its financial support.
At the core of Space Nation's vision is Space Nation Online, a groundbreaking MMORPG that revolutionises gaming. It prioritises gameplay and seamlessly integrates cutting-edge Web3 tech for an immersive experience. Space Nation endeavours to redefine interactive entertainment, captivating gamers, Web3 early adopters, and sci-fi enthusiasts. The game combines compelling storytelling, immersive gameplay, and state-of-the-art Web3 features to deliver an unparalleled experience.
Players will embark on a journey of rich storytelling, engage in epic battles, and shape a player-driven economy within the vast and dynamic universe of Space Nation. They assume the role of ship captains and embark on an epic journey to uncover the mysteries of the Telikos Cluster. Players can immerse yourself in a grand space opera within a dynamic universe, populated by alien species and driven by three factions with distinct ideologies and goals. Expect to explore uncharted space and encounter endless possibilities.
Wu remarked, “Drawing from valuable lessons learned from the history of Web3 gaming, coupled with our two decades of experience in traditional MMORPGs, we firmly believe that blending the elements of entertainment and economic incentives is the optimal direction for the future of Web3 gaming. Throughout the meticulous three-year development of the game, our unwavering focus has been on creating immersive gameplay and placing fun-first as our guiding principle, while leveraging Web3 technology and tools to enrich the player journey.”
The alpha test for Space Nation Online is scheduled for August 2023, marketing a significant milestone in its development. The highly anticipated commercial launch is planned for Q2 2024.
About Space Nation
Space Nation Inc. is a pioneering force in the entertainment industry, proudly presenting their next-generation transmedia franchise. At the heart of this franchise is Space Nation Online, an extraordinary space opera MMORPG that pushes the boundaries of gaming. With a strong emphasis on fun and immersive gameplay, the team seamlessly integrates innovative Web3 concepts and technologies to elevate the player experience. Founded by gaming industry veterans Jerome Wu and Tony Tang, alongside Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roland Emmerich and media entrepreneur Marco Weber, Space Nation Inc. is committed to delivering exceptional interactive entertainment that captivates audiences worldwide.