Infinity Engine is a computer game engine which allows the creation of isometric computer role-playing games. It was developed by BioWare for Battleground Infinity which later became the first installment of the Baldur's Gate series. BioWare used it again in the subsequent installments of the series, but also licensed the engine to Interplay's Black Isle Studios.

Infinity Engine features real-time gameplay with quasi-real-time combat. The engine uses an isometric perspective with pre-rendered 2D backgrounds and sprite-based characters. Although graphically 2D for the most part, BG2 demonstrated that the engine could use OpenGL acceleration for visual effects. Designed for six character party-based adventuring by default, the Infinity Engine was the spiritual successor to the Gold Box Engine, and provided the basis for five Dungeons & Dragons licensed computer role-playing games plus additional expansion packs. It was succeeded by BioWare's Aurora Engine.

A free compatible game engine recreation is in development under the name of GemRB. It runs on multiple platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

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Baldur's Gate

Baldur's Gate Baldur's Gate

Updated 1 year ago Released Nov 30, 1998 Single & Multiplayer Role Playing

Takes you back to the Forgotten Realms on a visually dazzling role-playing adventure, one that brings to life the grand tradition of AD&D through...

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Updated 8 months ago Released Nov 15, 2013 Single & Co-op Role Playing

Become a God. Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Tortured. The wizard Irenicus holds you captive in his stronghold, attempting to strip you of the powers that are...

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Updated 1 year ago Released Sep 23, 2000 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Every world has conflict. Good and evil. Friend and foe. Safety and danger. In Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn™, you'll find yourself between these factions...

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal

Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal

Updated 1 year ago Released Jun 21, 2001 Single & Multiplayer Role Playing

A war breaks out in Tethyr amongst the Bhaalspawn. Will you travel to Saradush, the fire giant-controlled Marching Mountains, and the desert village of...

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Updated 8 months ago Released Nov 30, 2012 Single & Co-op Role Playing

Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion...

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