The I-Novae Engine is currently under development by I-Novae Studios.

We've been developing a game engine that can create massive playable areas, real world scale planets, starsystems and galaxies. Providing developers with the tools to create rich and diverse universes.

The Engine and tools are being built alongside the development of "Infinity: Battlescape," our first title to fully utilize the I-Novae Engine.

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Hey everyone it’s time for your weekly update. On the coding side the last week has been pretty productive. Flavien made a good amount of progress on merging the rest of the game with the new networking code. At this point most of the game has been ported except for planets – which is obviously a rather important omission. The reason planets haven’t ported yet is because one last big technical challenge remains.


In-editor materials for a station pylon


Previously, before Flavien embarked on rewriting our networking code, all of the collision detection was done on the client. This was pretty straightforward because a player can only ever be near a single planet at any given moment in time so the game only generates geometry for planetary terrain patches that are visible. Unfortunately, as is customary to prevent cheating, we had to move all collision detection to the server during a multiplayer game. The problem is that the server must handle many players, we want to support hundreds, who are all traveling extremely fast around any number of planets. This means the server must constantly regenerate highly detailed geometry for the surfaces of multiple planets just in case something happens to run into it. It gets even worse once you add bullets into the mix.


In-editor materials for a station strut


Unfortunately, before we can finish merging the new networking code and release the next patch we need to resolve this last problem. We have several ideas for how we can address it however it’s going to be tricky and will take some time. Aside from that a good amount of progress has also been made on the new UI. Getting the path rendering code production ready is nearly complete and, assuming all goes well with benchmarking, work will finally begin soon on text rendering.


In-editor materials for a station hex tower


Lastly the art team is still hard at work on the destroyer, land base, and station materials. Kristian took some time to create a new pre-rendered video of the land base command center alongside the NPC hauler which we hope you’ll enjoy. That’s all for this week, until next time!


In-editor materials for all 3 station pieces


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Dwarden
Dwarden

best luck to I-novae engine, future is bright ;)

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Rambln
Rambln

Five years and someone will integrate a FPS engine with this and I will cry tears of joy while forking over my money.

Player controlled battleships fighting in orbit while launching player controlled fighters, drop ships and soldiers onto planets.

A hybrid Starcraft game. WH40k space marines, Battlestar Galactica, a Farscape game...

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Darth.Hunter
Darth.Hunter

I had exactly this vision several years ago, but with i-novae, this seems to become possible. What's a drawback for FPS elements though is the fact that the environments are all procedural. While you can give planets a different overall appeal like that, you aren't able to create any particular points of interest that you actually design. Imho that's a major drawback.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Ah, but what about procedural cities, creating massive sandbox-esque battlefields on the aproximate scale of the game MAG, but with a refinement of combat more like the Battlefield games?

Yeah, I'm a dreamer, but...

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AKNightHawk
AKNightHawk

This engine could make a hell of a mech warrior combined arms mmo game.. Planetary drops, orbital battles, Huge battalions of mechs on the ground.. Players taking over intire worlds.. That would be awesome...

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CMDKeen
CMDKeen

A plan for Assault Knights 2?

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timstro59
timstro59

what happened to thrive?

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Sputak
Sputak

Infinity + Thrive would be very addicted xD

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SecretImbecile
SecretImbecile

Awesome engine, just wondering what would be the capabilities of multi-player, that would be awesome

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Pendrokar
Pendrokar

Infinity will be an MMO. How much does that say? :)

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