These instructions will tell you everything you need to know to quickly understand the game. If you’d like to learn more about how the world of 0xUniverse is set up, feel free to take a look at the complete rules.
To play the game, you’ll need one of these browsers: Chrome, or Firefox.
If you are getting started on desktop you can choose between several wallets: MetaMask, Arkane or 0xWallet. If you prefer MetaMask, get the MetaMask extension and create a wallet there. You will also need some ether to get your first planet. You can buy it on any of the platforms listed here.
If you want to play on your mobile device (be it iOS or Android), you can only use Arkane wallet or 0xWallet as they have mobile support. To get started with 0xWallet you need to enter the game, then in the Options menu choose 0xWallet as your main. If you want to start with Arkane, visit their website and register an account there. After that, you can enter the game and pick Arkane as your default wallet.
The first planet
Now it’s time to acquire your first planet – after all, that’s why you’re here! Open the AUCTION window, click on the FOR SALE tab, choose a planet you like, and click the BUY button. After you do this, the MetaMask window will open (or the window of the wallet you picked). Click SUBMIT to confirm that you’re spending ether on the purchase of a planet. That’s it. In a few minutes your request will be processed, and you will own the planet.
The process of confirming the purchase through MetaMask and waiting for the transaction to be completed reflect the fact that 0xUniverse operates on thousands of computers around the world, and the data are securely stored in the blockchain. You can track the status of the process in the TRANSACTIONS window. We also recommend that you sign up for notifications in the SETTINGS window. That way you’ll receive alerts even if the browser tab with the game is closed.
To learn more about the features of blockchain games, please see our complete rules.
Inventing a spaceship
Once you’ve purchased your first planet, you can start to build spaceships. But first, you need to invent them. To discover a new type of spaceship, open the MY SPACESHIPS window. There you’ll see the progress of the accumulation of knowledge. You need this knowledge to invent a spaceship. Knowledge is created by the people who inhabit your planets. So the more planets you have and the more populated they get, the faster you’ll invent new spaceships.
Discovering new planets
Once you’ve invented your first spaceship, you’ll start to accumulate the resources to build it. This works the same as it does for knowledge: the more planets you have, the more resources you’ll get.
When you’ve accumulated enough resources, you can build a spaceship. To do this, choose the type of spaceship and indicate which planet it will launch from. The spaceship will then be built and will set out to search for a new planet. If it finds one, you’ll own the new planet. If it doesn’t, you’ll lose the spaceship. The success of the expedition depends on the features of the spaceship (powerful engines expand the search area – and therefore the chances of finding a planet – and powerful radar increases the chances of finding a rarer planet) and the sector where the launch planet is located (the more planets in the sector that have already been found, the less likely it is that you’ll discover a new one).
Object of the game
After you’ve learned how to build spaceships and find new planets, you’ll be able to confidently start exploring the world of 0xUniverse and access the main objects of the game.
The first and most obvious object is that you can earn ether. After you buy your first planets, you’ll start to extract resources, and the population on the planets will start to grow. This alone will increase the value of your planets. Also, using the resources you receive, you’ll be able to build spaceships and discover new planets, and those planets may be rarer. Since the number of planets in the galaxy is limited, you can count on frequent returns on the amount you originally paid.
The second object is much more imaginative and interesting: as you explore the galaxy, discovering new planets, you’ll uncover the secret of the universe. Every time you find and study a legendary planet, you’ll learn a piece of the overarching story: the story of other races, bloody wars, catastrophes, love, betrayal, and the origin of life. When you put all the parts of the puzzle together, you’ll find priceless riches!
And that’s just the beginning! If you’d like to learn more about how the world of 0xUniverse is set up, feel free to look at the complete rules.