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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About Overgrowth with 6 comments by jeffr on Aug 13th, 2014

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):

- AI characters can be set to follow other characters
- AI investigates dead bodies
- New wolf variant with tintable colors
- Changed scale of different characters (rats are small, dogs are big)
- Player can attack unconscious characters
- Hotspots have update function, testing particle emitter volumes
- AI makes a sound when alerted or hostile
- AI transitions more slowly to 'investigate' state
- AI takes longer to notice visible enemies
- Characters keep track of what items they know about
- Automatically swap weapons to dominant hand
- More natural combat crouch stance movement
- Combat AI targets closest enemy
- AI does not roll to standing between arena rounds
- Reasonable maximum arena difficulty (no more black blobs)
- Non-rabbits cannot jump very high
- AI only runs for help from allies that they know about
- Fixed blood streaks stretching too far
- Fixed performance bottleneck when there are many weapons
- Updated vertex weights for all characters
- New weapon animations for attacking low
- More robust ledge grab/detection system
- Characters drop large weapons when grabbing edges
- More controlled AI sound detection
- Fixed "#version 130" shader compatibility issue
- Prompt if user wants to save changes to levels on quit
- Fixed "GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod" shader compatibility issue
- testing dithered cascade shadow filtering
- fixed partial rendering of graphics setting screen
- fixed problems with blood decal lighting and tinting
- better control of AI character rotation

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

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Updated 3 months ago TBD Single & Multiplayer Adventure

Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage...

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Guest Jan 23 2014, 4:55am says:

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

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hulk0 Feb 6 2012, 3:22pm says:

this engine would be great for platformers.

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redowner Jan 2 2012, 6:35am buried:


This engine would be great for a naruto game!

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GamerDude27 Sep 14 2013, 9:23pm replied:

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

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noob-killer Mar 15 2011, 6:20pm 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, 4:00am 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, 6:34pm 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, 10:28pm says:

What and what version of graphics libraries this engine use?

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feillyne Staff
feillyne Dec 17 2010, 7:25pm replied:

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

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