The Phoenix Engine is under development by Wolfire Games, it's being used to power their upcoming game Overgrowth. The Phoenix Engine aims to be easily modable and user friendly, it has built in support for rigging, animating and scripting.

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Here is the latest in our new Overgrowth alpha format! David himself took some time to illustrate the traditional changelog in video form.

Don't forget that you can help support us, try out our alphas (such as the one in the video), and chat with other preorderers in the Secret Preorder Forum by preordering Overgrowth.

Be sure to watch it in HD!

The features highlighted in the above video are as follows (among some extra ones thrown in for good measure):

- Self-documenting script registration
- Attached objects can be manipulated with editor
- Can attach groups to characters
- Can save characters with attached objects
- Can copy/paste/save/load connected objects
- Fixed mass of wolf and female rabbit ragdolls
- Character bone mass is proportional to the cube of character scale
- Fixed a problem with sky rendering when there is no terrain
- Fixed raider ear weights
- Shift moves camera along camera's up vector instead of world's up vector
- Fixed problem with floaty rolls
- Clamped IK hip movement to reasonable range
- New checksum for animations and character lod cache
- Added sky rotation level parameter
- Spawner no longer closes after spawning a new object
- Attached objects work better with different scales
- Fixed slowdown when transitioning from ragdoll to animation
- Attached objects work with different character scales
- Fixed Mac SDL framework
- Fixed issue with "Texture format no GL_BGRA" with stabdecal.tga
- Characters are immediately alerted when damaged in any way
- Fixed character dragging when weapon is in offhand
- Fixed persistent animation layers across reset
- Fixed deleting characters with item objects connected
- Path points can trigger wait, sit, sleep
- Fixed dialogue editor undo/redo
- Level objects can have detail objects
- Any kind of object can be in a group
- Telemetry profiling
- Progress on native UI widgets
- Can alt-drag multiple objects at once
- Cleaned up editor snapping (and can start snapping in the middle of an action)
- Attaching weapons and their scabbards to the same item slot puts one inside the other

Thanks as always for all the support! See you guys in IRC and the forums.

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Guest Jan 23 2014 says:

is this engine support C# ? what language is support ?

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hulk0 Feb 6 2012 says:

this engine would be great for platformers.

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redowner Jan 2 2012 buried:


This engine would be great for a naruto game!

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GamerDude27 Sep 14 2013 replied:

Why all the hate?
I totally agree with what you said!

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noob-killer Mar 15 2011 says:

HEllo, you said your engine is very friendly for modding, so, will it be possible to modify terrain by using some brushes or terrain tool? Also you can modify your level in real time or off line only?

thank you!

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Black_Stormy Oct 17 2011 replied:

The terrain is edited using heightmaps, which at the moment you can't edit in engine. It's probably codeable, but for now they have to be edited externally. Wolfire are using a third party terrain generator, terragen or geosculpt or something, to make their maps.

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mariuscojocaru Aug 10 2011 replied:

i've preordered it and u really can modify terrain colour and other things///even add or remove elements like rocks, wood and other things like weapons and AI controled ragdolls :) it's actually verry good and i can't wait for it to be finnished :)

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Chinka Oct 31 2010 says:

What and what version of graphics libraries this engine use?

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feillyne Dec 17 2010 replied:

You mean the main one? Built on the top of OpenGL, AFAIK.

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