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.

Setup

To play the game, you’ll need one of these browsers: Chrome, or Firefox. Install the MetaMask extension and create your wallet in it. You will also need some ether to buy your first planet. You can buy ether on a cryptocurrency trading platforms (Coinbase, Indacoin, Changelly, and others).

Sign-up

After you open the game, the first thing to do is to sign up. If you’ve already installed MetaMask and created a wallet in it, all you need to do is choose a nickname and enter your email address. You’ll then see the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, which you need to read and sign by clicking the SIGN button.

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. Click SUBMIT to confirm that you’re spending ether on the 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.