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.
I-Novae Studios has been in full development since successfully reaching our Kickstarter goal back in November of 2015. We exceed our minimum funding goal by 11%, with $332,620 funds raised via 5,828 backers. Since then we’ve raised an additional ~$20,000 through our ongoing IndieGoGo campaign. A big thank you to everyone that has supported us so far, everyone that donated during the campaign, and to those who continue to support our team at I-Novae Studios.
Our DevTier backers have had access to a playable pre-Alpha prototype version of Infinity: Battlescape since February 28th, 2016, they’ve already had an influence on flight controls and gameplay mechanics. Including HOTAS feedback, which we now support in the Proto.
If you are interested in supporting our project, and would like to get access to the Prototype for yourself, then have a look at our active IndieGoGo page.
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Below is some of what we’ve been working on for the last few months, you can get a more detailed look at the progress on our IndieGoGo page. We aim to have a general project update out every weekend.
Keith Newton has been keeping busy with company logistics, payroll, financial management and has been serving as our “Legal department.” He’s been forced to wear “many hats” as is often the case with start ups. He’s also been working on the I-Novae app launcher, updating the website, and fixing various engine code as problems arise.
Flavien Brebion has been kept busy improving the I-Novae Engine’s feature set and preparing new builds for our DevTier backers. He’s been posting fairly regular updates on our forums, you can read his many reports here.
Progress from the Art Team
Kristian Agren has been working on concept artwork and placeholder meshes for the various ground bases we’ll be seeing on planet surfaces. The designs are modular, which will allow our team to assemble a broad range of structures while keeping the required workload manageable. He has also been working on the NPC Hauler in order to flesh out our asset pipeline, see images below!
Jan van der Weg and Dan Hutchings have been working on our ship cockpits, both through concept and placeholder mesh design. We want players to feel the brutal industrial style that the Sarake design philosophy follows, which means a tactile interface, hard edges, bare metal plating and visible wiring surrounding a clear wide view through the cockpit. Stations have also been receiving attention, and are currently undergoing a rough detail pass.
Jan has also been developing our asset production pipeline. You can read all about it on our official community forums here.
Our goal has been to prioritize and test gameplay as soon as possible, this has meant building simple placeholder meshes to establish scale, function, and design of the various ships / structures we expect to see in the final game.
As you can see in the images below, we’re really driving home a sense of epic scale. 1:1 scale planets will provide the immense landscape, while the massive space stations and ground installations will instill a sense of player driven influence in the Solar System.
We will continue to post weekly updates on our funding pages, social media, and our community forums.
How Can you to support/follow Us?
Thank you for the support so far! We look forward to sharing each step of the process with our backers and fans as things progress!
The I-Novae Studios Team
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