Bryn Oh has a short article up about MadPea’s UNIA opening the 27th of this month. See it here: MadPea’s UNIA.
The UNIA countdown clock is here: UNIA The Game. As of today, 4/20, we are 7 days out.
UNIA is a project MadPea started in 2012. It was planned to be an interactive, immersive game with 1st person shooter elements. The plan was to develop the game in stages, mostly due to the limitations of Second Life™, the game platform in this case.
In February 2015 Kiana Writer posted about the difficulties of developing the game, the cost, and the number of times they almost gave up. Consider paying US$740 per month during development. Kiana doesn’t say how many months the regions the regions were needed, but that is $8,880 per year.
That cost thing leaves me wondering why they didn’t develop in OpenSim and then finish up in Second Life… One can test for compatibility issues using the SL Preview grid…
Kiana gets in to what publicity did to the project. I gather Kiana has never managed a volunteer effort, not that UNIA development is exactly that. But, the influx of people Kiana was dealing with makes for a similar scenario. This psycho-emotional hit was obviously one of the hardest to deal with.
As you read Kiana’s article (Feb 2015 – UNIA – A dream that almost turned into a nightmare) you find out the part that Blood Letters, Buried, and other MadPea games were playing in the development of UNIA. They are providing the funding needed to develop UNIA.
Quoting Kiana from February: “Stay tuned as we will start to promote UNIA soon.. and please, check out the most boring game ever, BURIED.” You’ll have to check out the A dream that… article to understand why Kiana used the adjective ‘boring’…
Buried is one of MadPea’s most successful games. You had until March 31 to play it. If you missed it, you missed it.
You’ll find more information about UNIA on the new MadPea blog and web site: http://www.madpeagames.com/
For the Apil 24th Pre-Opening Party you can bid on VIP Early Access Passes, 48 hours early. See: UNIA VIP Pass Auction.
Quoting: “The bidding will start at 0L with a minimum bid increment of 100L. Come on over today to place an early bid, or you can join us in the Final Hour on Friday, April 24th at 11am SLT as we party down with DJ Kess.”