Dual Universe is a sci-fi MMO where the endgame is mastering a built-in scripting language

Dual Universe is a tough one to describe, but we'll try anyway. It's a first-person space sim set in an MMO sandbox where the endgame involves mastering the Lua scripting language to customize everything from your ship UI to programming fun toys. You can program a game of Breakout to play on your ship's UI, for instance.

To dig into exactly what you can do with a supercharged, open-ended red stone equivalent, Steve  talked with JC Baillie, founder of Novaquark, at PAX West to find out more. Watch the interview above so see Dual Universe in action and to get a better idea of what exactly it's do-everything ethos is all about. 

Steven Messner

With over 7 years of experience with in-depth feature reporting, Steven's mission is to chronicle the fascinating ways that games intersect our lives. Whether it's colossal in-game wars in an MMO, or long-haul truckers who turn to games to protect them from the loneliness of the open road, Steven tries to unearth PC gaming's greatest untold stories. His love of PC gaming started extremely early. Without money to spend, he spent an entire day watching the progress bar on a 25mb download of the Heroes of Might and Magic 2 demo that he then played for at least a hundred hours. It was a good demo.