Dual Universe is an upcoming MMO space sandbox game currently in development at Novaquark. The game was announced in 2016 and has been in development ever since. Its first alpha test build releases today.
The game is partially funded by its Kickstarter campaign that launched two years ago. In total the project has collected roughly 10 million euro in funding, with 1.2 million euro coming directly from its backers.
To summarize, the game is similar to games like Star Citizen, Empyrion: Galactic Survival, and No Man's Sky. You and other players can harvest minerals and matter from procedurally-generated planets and you can use those materials to create anything from buildings to spaceships.