Game

Lore

Eons ago, the dark Lord Ventax and his great Horde were trapped in Deep Space by the Valiants led by Marmello . A great battle was fought and with Marmello’s final blow, Ventax was defeated and trapped in a prison of nothingness, the void of Deep Space, a layer of reality below our own plane of existence. A reality devoid of light, warmth and life.

As the dust settled from this almighty clash of destiny, a golden statue stood, the haunting remains of this legendary warrior. The galaxy would never be the same again. A united galaxy celebrated through tears of gratitude for the sacrifice for their fallen saviour. This galaxy became known as Freeland, and for the first time her people were Free from the chaos of darkness and evil.

The people of Freeland have lived in harmony, basking in the beauty, peace and prosperity of a galaxy filled with freedom and light. But an ancient evil is stirring… Ventax’s power has evolved as he floats in the abyss and his hunger has made him desperate. His Tendrils of Darkness grow more powerful with every moment, for time passes differently in Deep Space. He reaches above with his psychic tendrils, to the unsuspecting, joy-filled minds of the Freelanders, where all pain and suffering is but a distant forgotten memory. He reaches, he whispers, he corrupts.

These innocent minds are now poisoned with greed, poisoned by hatred, and destroyed by evil. Ventax’s acolytes, Voidor and Nerox, begin to conspire against their fellow Valiants as more and more Valiants are seduced by the dark powers of Ventax. They work in secret, manipulating politics, magic, and technology. The Galaxy is crying out as its people are suffering for the first time in recent memory. The Acolytes are gaining momentum as they have created dark, dangerous technology. Technology that threatens to envelop the galaxy in darkness, and cold.

All is not lost however; we are reaching out to you, brave explorers, for together we must combat the forces of darkness before Freeland is a land of darkness and evil. Only together can we restore light and wonder to the galaxy, and only with your help will the people of Freeland be free again. The forces of light and life must prevail, or oblivion awaits.

Development progress

First concepts are created

Alex has for a long time had a dream of creating a transcendent and seemingly boundless virtual world. He starts working on the first concepts for Freeland VR, and towards finding the solutions needed to make the vision a reality.

June 20, 2018

Development stage

The development is starting, and the core mechanics for VR interaction and networking are created.

June 02, 2019

First internal test

The first internal test took place, testing the server and networking functions of an early build of Freeland VR.

July 24, 2019

Level design and further conceptualization

The foundation of what is now called Prime Meridian is shaped and core gameplay mechanics are being tested, such as driving vehicles and riding mounts. 

Sept 04, 2019

University prize won

Alex wins a prize for his work on Freeland from his University: Mid Sweden University. https://www.miun.se/Forskning/forskargrupper/fodi/nyhetsarkiv/2020-12/

Nov 28, 2019

Preparing for first public showcase

The first trailer and public showcase is being prepared, as well as this website.

Dec 26, 2019

First trailer and public showcase

The first trailer is released and the interest grows on our Facebook page, at this stage we also launched our Discord.

Jan 26, 2020

First pre-alpha tests begin

We launch pre-alpha testing to our Discord community, where wonderful people from all over the world join the tests over the coming months. The results are succesful and the impressions are good. The servers handle the players fine, and the gameplay is mostly working as expected with improvements to come.

May 29, 2020

Grant from MIUN Innovation

Alex wins a grant from Miun Innovation to support the work with Freeland VR. Miun Innovation also supports Alex with business advice over the coming year.

May 29, 2020

Further pre-alpha testing

More pre-alpha testing is done over the summer and autumn of 2020, as well as more internal testing in the winter of 2020. A lot of new features are added and many bugs are fixed. Features such as combat, improvement of the building system, more vehicles to drive including boats, jetskis, airplane and helicopter are worked on and implemented and level design is enhanced.

June 15, 2020

Work on the large open universe

A lot of work is done on putting together and improving all of the planets into a grand persistent universe, as well as preparing a new official trailer to be released. This is done simultaneously as alpha-testing goes on.

July 20, 2020

Release of the full vision

We release the new trailer showing the universe of Freeland VR.

Apr 16, 2021

Alpha testing

We released a new version for Alpha testing, moving from Pre-alpha to Alpha. Over 80 testers joined this alpha test, and they got to explore four planets of the Freeland Universe. There is a gameplay trailer on our YouTube showing this called (Alpha One, gameplay footage).

Nov 13, 2021

Kickstarter succesful and new alpha tests

We collected 118.000 Euro from our amazing 1183 backers. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexandersson/freeland-vr-a-massive-online-vr-world/ Alpha tests are done with the Kickstarter backers working our way towards the closed beta.

Jan 07, 2022

Closed beta version - Date TBA

We release a closed beta version only for the Kickstarter backers. The date is not set yet and will be announced at a later stage.

July 01, 2022

Open beta release

We release the open beta version of Freeland VR. This date is not set in stone yet.

Jan 01, 2023

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