Indie developers may soon be using Fortnite as their main development tool, just like Moontopia‘s creators.
Here’s a rundown on the new IP, built within Fortnite itself:
Marking a new era for indie game developers, ‘Moontopia’ was developed by the HaZimation team, led by filmmaker turned game director HaZ Dulull, using Fortnite as a platform to create original IP. The release is one of many examples of a shift in the evolution of video game development, as it becomes one of the first pioneers to show how the platform is accessible to all developers from different backgrounds, expertise and technology.
The game was crafted using Unreal Fortnite Editor (UEFN), coupled with the power of Unreal Engine 5.1 and Cinema 4D, to showcase the game’s seamless visuals and smooth gameplay.
‘Moontopia’ takes players on an epic journey through a mysterious alien moon situated in close proximity to Earth. Upon a sudden crash landing, players find themselves entangled in a fight for survival against interstellar invaders and colossal lunar beasts, all while desperately striving to find their way back to their home planet.
Players can team up with friends or against each other on the Fortnite platform, forming groups of up to 6 players to take on the challenges that await them on the mysterious moon, including saving astronauts trapped by energy beams, zip-lining across a deep crater with monsters below, driving moon buggies and much more.
‘Moontopia’ can be accessed through Epic Games’ Fortnite on the following platforms:
- PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 5
- Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and Xbox One Series X|S
- Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite
The game is now available in Fortnite with the following Island Code: 3538-0241-3570
The future for indie gaming is filled with opportunities, one of them being present inside of Epic Games’ most famous title.