“After spending so much time designing the Black-Editions in early 2015, it felt like there was more to explore. This led to the creation of StarArena MetaVerse.” In the summer of 2015, your humble game-smith ironed out many of the kinks in the storyline and game mechanics. There were several conceptual contradictions inherited from the early synopsis that continuously disrupted the balance of this game universe.
“It felt as if peering through a keyhole, despite the presence of a larger picture to concentrate on and map out.” Realizing that I had outgrown the MiniVerse, I embarked on developing a Game-Expansion that ultimately led us to the MetaVerse. The goal was to eliminate inconsistencies, make the game mechanics free of bugs, and prepare them for eventual programming. The “Raw Notes” on this bug hunt can be found on the StarArena® Compendium…
In this upgrade, the Eight Guardian Kings make their debut, leading to the creation of armies and battle classes. This is the next and closing level of pre-production designed to enhance the sense of adventure and thicken the plot. In other words, once the foundation was laid with this epic Game-Board for Emperors, work began on the Game-Pieces.
Even though the prime design was made in 2015, the order for printing was not placed until the following summer. As the order was going to cost me a significant amount of money, it was extremely disappointing to experience errors being made. Fortunately, my other profession is woodworking, and I am skilled at problem-solving and rescue discarded components from the trash-can. Because, for some reason, the company manufacturing the components keeps making mistakes and fatal errors for months on end. Proving a point: Fancy-Machines are worthless without a Passionate-Operator! I pull the plug and fix what I can by hand.
Without delving into specifics, you can observe in ‘The-Making-Of’ portfolio that your game-developer dedicated numerous additional hours to this project. Despite the unexpected time cost, manual labor, and challenges faced, the outcome is epic!
“However, after 7 years, I would like to have version 2.0 mounted on the wall in the War-Room. Therefore, I am putting the original first-printing up for sale.”
Owning A MetaVerse Would Make You A Game-God!
The Metaverse is a significant advancement in the world of abstract war games, as it allows for multiplayer battles with 8 to 16 players and armies fighting against each other. Hosting such an event would surely make you a Game-God in our books!