Alain Damasio will work with Novaquark on the backstory!

Alain Damasio is a legend in France. He is a Science-Fiction writer, who published in 2004 “La Horde du Contrevent” a bestseller which sold 100.000 copies, and “La Zone du Dehors”, first published in 1999 and re-edited in 2007. Both books have been highly praised for the richness of their style, their incredible creativity and poetry. In particular, “La Horde du Contrevent” won the 2006 Imaginary Awards.


In 2008 he co-founded the video game studio Dontnod Entertainment, and Alain worked on the script of “Remember Me”, a PC game sold at 1,9M copies, which won the best script awards at Paris Game Awards.

I met Alain a few months ago, we talked about Blade Runner, our passion for SF and of course we talked about Dual Universe! We were both incredibly enthusiastic with the perspective of the game, the emergent gameplay and the size and breadth of this virtual universe. I told him we did not have anyone yet to help us to make a really good backstory and then he said… he wanted to do it with us!

I am incredibly honored and happy to welcome Alain onboard our adventure! There will already be an original novel published in the coming months, talking about the experience of a newly arrived colonist, just out of the Arkship. The amount of ideas we have discussed already, and what it could mean about the backstory is amazing. I can’t wait to share all this with you. Welcome to Alain Damasio!

Here is a Ted talk recently given by Alain Damasio (in French):

And here is a link to the wikipedia page:

A link to a page where you can buy Alain’s work:


JC Baillie,
Project Lead