July 1, 2017

Development

The game Veritas Conspiracy is currently still in development and we hope to release a beta version within the next 2 years. This project will be going through many stages along the way. This Timeline is a basic representation of the major release stages that need to be completed. In the following, I will describe the currently planned features for each stage. This will be updated once an exact month and year of each release is decided.

Alpha Stage

This stage will be our first demo and will be an invite only version. Most base features should be completed and this will be a time where most bugs should be fixed. Our Patreon and Indiegogo sites will launch around this time and a demo video will be released. The following will be ready at this stage:

  • Server Connections – Allows you to connect your gateway to another server to complete missions.
  • Server Programs and Files – Cracker, Log Deleter, Firewall and Antivirus to name a few.
  • Mission Acceptance/Completion – The main tasks in the game, missions gain you experience points and in game currency.
  • Global Social Security Database – Holds all SSN information on the NPC and fake player profiles in the game and allows missions to be generated to edit that info.
  • Global Criminal Database – Holds all Criminal information on the NPC and fake player profiles in the game and allows missions to be generated to edit that info.
  • Global Bank System (Needed to allow payment for all missions and purchases for hardware/software for your gateway. Allows you to gift other players in game currency.
  • Logging – Every task completed on a server will be logged. You need to delete these logs to stop yourself from being caught.

Beta Stage

This stage will be an open beta and will allow anyone to play. This stage will contain non-intrusive ads and you can have the ads removed by paying $5 USD a month. Most game features should be ready and future/advanced features will begin to be developed/tested. If needed any remaining bugs will be fixed. Access to create an account and manage account settings from our website will be developed at this stage. Ads will be removed for all new users. The following is planned to be ready at this stage:

  • Account registration and management – From the game client and our website.
  • Basic new player tutorial – A basic tutorial to teach you how to play the game.
  • Factions and Guilds – Game factions will be created to allow a player to pick a faction and join according to their play style. Guilds will be created to allow players to team up to complete very large missions and trade resources.
  • Global Academic Database – Holds all academic information on the NPC and fake player profiles in the game and allows missions to be generated to edit that info.
  • Achievement system – Achievements will be given at the player and guild level. In game prizes will be awarded when receiving an achievement.
  • Rating System – Ratings will be given for players and guilds and will affect what missions can be accepted.

Release Stage

This will be the first major release of the game and will begin our monthly payments. The monthly subscription will be $15 USD a month. The initial cost of the game will be around $40 USD. All game features will be completed and all bugs should be patched. The development of the first expansion pack will begin. As the need arises, maintenance patches will be released. All in game ads will be removed. For those that participated in the beta they will still be able to play for free and can will still see ads unless they pay $5 USD a month. The following is planned to be ready at this stage:

  • Owning of virtual companies – A virtual company can be owned by a player that will generate its own missions. The company’s operations will have to be managed by the player.
  • Event System – Events will be point based and server-wide. To receive points you have to complete certain tasks. If you gain enough points prizes will be awarded. Whoever gains the most points on the server will receive larger prizes based on 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
  • Bitcoin currency – Bitcoin will be added to the currency list and you will have the option to use a server to mine bitcoins.
  • Basic Scripting – Basic scripting will be created to allow custom virus creation and automation.
  • Basic web development/hosting – You will be able to create a custom website for yourself or your guild. HTML and CSS will be used to code the sites.
  • Secondary servers – Servers can be bought with in game currency to allow for multitasking.

Expansion Pack 1 (Codename Scorpion)

This stage will be our first expansion pack release and will be required to be purchased to continue playing past level 50 for all players including beta testers. The expansion will add 10 new levels to be gained. The expansion will cost no more than $40 USD but the price is still to be decided. The monthly subscription fees will remain the same. This expansion will include many new missions and an extension to the base storyline. The following is planned to be ready at this stage:

  • Global Medical Database – Holds all medical information on the NPC and fake player profiles in the game and allows missions to be generated to edit that info.
  • The Stock Market – Stocks will be able to be purchased for all companies in the game.
  • An android app that extends gameplay
  • Network LANs and missions surrounding them
  • Higher level programs and missions
  • Learning Modules for programing in Java, C# and Python.
  • And Many More Features Still To Be Decided!

Expansion Pack 2 (Codename Spider)

This stage will be our second expansion pack release and will be required to be purchased to continue playing past level 60 for all players including beta testers. The expansion will add 10 new levels to be gained. The expansion will cost no more than $40 USD but the price is still to be decided. The monthly subscription fees will remain the same. This expansion will include many new missions and an extension to the base storyline. New features are still to be decided.

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