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 time for another weekly update. You may recall that in the previous weeks update we mentioned we'd spent a lot of time on optimization. Originally we intended to only spend a week on it but there were a few outstanding issues we still wanted to address and that ended up taking up most of this week. Fortunately that effort was not without merit as we've improved the performance of a key system by 400%. On top of that we're working on releasing a new patch soon including these optimizations, some new content, as well as a number of bug fixes.

factorygeometryWIP factory geometry


On the UI side I ran into what appears to be a bug in NVIDIA's Vulkan driver which stopped my R&D effort dead in its tracks. I pivoted into building the D3D11 backend for our new rendering system, something I was going to have to do at some point anyway, and I should be able to resume work on the UI R&D shortly. The optimization effort was primarily spearheaded by Flavien and now that it's complete (for the time being) he'll be getting back to finishing up the networking. Our goal was to get back to iterating on gameplay by March but given that it's already halfway through February it's possible it might not happen until mid-March depending on how long the rest of the UI and networking stuff takes. Once we do get back to iterating on gameplay we expect to progress to the Alpha release fairly quickly.

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A concept drawing of the googly eyed asteroid bobble head


On the art side work continues on some large multi-week efforts I had mentioned previously. Specifically the mockups for the bobble heads, the station windows, and the factory geometry. After those items are finished we still have final geometry for land bases and capital ships before we start on materials and texturing.

Timelapse of the concept refinement process ;)


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Googly eyed asteroid concepts


That's it for this week. Bear with us as we finish up these last couple of major technical hurdles and then it'll be onto all of the exciting stuff!

Weekly Update #47

Weekly Update #47

Infinity: Battlescape

Hey everyone it's time for another weekly update. This last weekend we had our Alpha backer free-play weekend. Video from the event, a couple screenshots...

Weekly Update #46 - Pre-Alpha Weekend!

Weekly Update #46 - Pre-Alpha Weekend!

Infinity: Battlescape

Alpha backers are getting temporary access to the prototype this weekend! Read the article for all the details!

The 2017 Roadmap

The 2017 Roadmap

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After last weeks retrospective, we take a look at what's to come in The 2017 Roadmap.

2016 Dev Retrospective

2016 Dev Retrospective

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Hey everyone here’s our first update of 2017 – the 2016 retrospective!

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Infinity: Battlescape

Infinity: Battlescape

Combat Sim

Infinity: Battlescape is a multiplayer space sim spanning a single true to scale star system filled with dozens of planets and moons. Hundreds of players...

Infinity: The Quest for Earth

Infinity: The Quest for Earth

Realistic Sim

Nextgen Space MMO Game - Procedural Galaxy with Billions of Stars - Seamless Planet Landing - Twitch Based, Skill Centered Gameplay - Own Ships, Buildings...

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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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