Hello my name is Damiano, I'm a software developer with 25 years of experience. I'm a big fan of space sim videogames and have always had the desire to create the space simulator of my dreams.
In 2000 I started to work on a project called Zetadeck. This project proved too ambitious for the technology of the time, and was interrupted because I could not devote enough time to it.
This new project was born in January 2011 from the ashes of Zetadeck and brings with it the same dream to create something huge. To get to the edge of the Universe, however, it is necessary to abandon the safe route, arriving at the base, where you can not lose anything more and then proceed step by step from earth to space on your way to the universe.
With this philosophy in mind, I decided to leave my full time job to follow this dream. I began the development using what in 2011 was the new frontier of portable computing: tablet devices and smartphones. I started creating the right data structure to manage a whole universe, passing on several steps up to creating the procedural algorithms for the planets.
In 2015 I started again to work full time since I had no funds in order to continue to work exclusively on the project :( But I am strong and am working on it whenever is possible, expecially on weekends and nights ;) My priority is to be able to get out as soon as possible with a playable version. Graphics and gameplay will be improved over time.
On Early 2017 this project changed again name, I had some issues registering the previous one. Then I successfully registered the new name Univoyager that is the short form of "Voyager of the Universe" a word that well describes the main purpose of the game.
On 15 May 2018 the greatest supporter of this project, my Father, passed away. He will continue follow me from the deep space :'-) This project is now dedicated to Elio, my beloved father, my inspiration.
Despite of all the adversities I stay strong and my dream is continuing more than ever. I want to thank all those who during these years have supported me, starting with my family, my friends, and all the supporters on social networks.
Thank you so much guys.
For any information please write to: spacesimulator.net [AT] gmail [DOT] com