--- The project is currently on hold while we develop Infinity:Battlescape ---

Infinity is an open-ended game in which you control a spaceship throughought the entire galaxy, trying to make a name for yourself. You connect to an online server on which thousands of people are playing, 24/7. The game does not stop when you log off, but continues to evolve: it is a persistent universe. The game mechanics do not emphasize any particular gameplay style. Combat, trade, exploration, social relationships.. you are free to choose your own carrier path and goals. The only limit is your own imagination!

Infinity is not a traditional role playing game. Although all players are expected to act in concordance with their avatar's motivations, there are no classes or skills to restrict your choices. Combat between spaceships is in true real-time, and the outcome is determined by your own intelligence and reflexes. Forget turn-based action and experience the great excitement of a first person experience!

Using procedural techniques, the game universe has been designed to be huge and realistic. There are billions of solar systems and planets, each unique and awaiting to be discovered by a player. Coherent scales and distances are used, orbits of celestial bodies are correctly modeled and change continuously, allowing you to attend a sunrise on the moon of a giant planet, for instance.

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We’ve decided not to build Infinity: The Quest for Earth as our first title using the I-Novae engine. The original idea was to create an MMO sandbox galaxy filled with billions of stars, planets, and three richly developed playable factions. While this is still the game we want to create Infinity:TQFE would take significant development time and resources that we currently do not have. The idea behind Infinity: Battlescape is to allow us to acquire the resources we need to reach our ultimate goal - building Infinity:TQFE.

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So, instead of tackling the MMO, our first title “Infinity: Battlescape,” will take place in a single solar system within the Infinity Universe. It will include planets, moons, asteroids, and multiple ringed gas giants each with their own moons. The gameplay will center around the conflict between 2 - 3 warring corporations in a struggle for control of the system.
You can find out more about “Infinity: Battlescape” on our dedicated IndieDB page for the project.

Below are some of the common questions we get regarding Battlescape when Infinity:TQFE is brought up.

What does this mean for Infinity: The Quest for Earth?
The MMO will be put on hold for the time being while we continue to develop both the I-Novae engine and Infinity: Battlescape. Since Battlescape takes place in the Infinity universe any work done will ultimately contribute to the future MMO.

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Why are you producing Infinity: Battlescape First?

It’s a matter of development and studio growth. We want to tackle a small project first, one that can challenge the I-Novae engine at a controlled and manageable scale. We also want to establish our art production pipelines, core story, faction designs and back-end account management in advance of the larger MMO.

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Will you have procedural planets, what about gas giants?
Of course we will, procedural planets are what make the I-Novae engine unique! We’ll be providing players with a breathtaking gameplay experience involving large scale combat spanning an entire solar system from planet surfaces to interplanetary space. This includes gas giants, although you probably wouldn’t want to try landing on one.

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Will Battlescape be purely combat?
That will depend on what funding tier we reach. We’d like to include an array of different gameplay mechanics that will enrich the experience for a broader range of play styles. We also want to be able to deliver the game on schedule, and that means establishing realistic feature sets within a reasonable production timeline.
We do, however, intend on providing players with an exploration mode and solo mode where one can explore the planets and moons without the need for combat play. Lastly we want to make modding tools available so that users can create their own fun and interesting mods for the game.

Where do we go from here?
We’re working on launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds we need to build Infinity: Battlescape. To stay up to date with new information regarding our Kickstarter campaign please visit us at our website: www.inovaestudios.com

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With Kind Regards,
The I-Novae Team

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Tech Demo Video 2010

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Community videos

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2009 Retrospective and progress

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ASEToBin 1.0 release and more!

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As always a lot of work has been done, but as you noticed we haven’t posted a lot on moddb in the last months. Many of the new features could be described...

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Terrain, physics, rings and motion blur.

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A new video showing off the ball physics and collisions, the planetary terrain (it's using one big tiling texture and it has some vertex popping...

Gas Giant ring

Gas Giant ring

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This video shows the procedural placement of asteroids in a gas giant ring. Keep in mind that this is WIP and it's just per-vertex lighting with...

 Silverbow and rain

Silverbow and rain

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A short video made in the AseToBin showing off the Silverbow(spaceship) in all its glory and a nice rain effect.

Infinity Combat Prototype 2.1(Fixed)

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This is a new working version of the Infinity combat prototype version 2.1. Apologies to all of those that downloaded the corrupt file.

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Spuk's outpost

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Spuk's outpost showing off the small station made by Spuk. Generic textures, no skybox/background, it's a bit plain, but it shows HDRI + dynamic...

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City video

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City video ( 45.8 MB, Divx5 ) showing off the city and a few models. Stannum's buildings, Shawn's city dome, CutterJohn's Intrepid, and...

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Seradest
Seradest

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this game is dead

the dev team is 1 men

and the people that work on 3d objekts are all community users with no talent........

a dream become a nightmare.

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naviru
naviru

Community users with no talent?

I've worked in the Chinese community before, and I can assure you, there are some real professionals (well, besides the other genius...like lidong and kickman).

I designed some buildings for the game. Though I'm not sure if they are officially accepted, but man I'm a architectural designer... each building I designed and modeled has its original concept. Furthermore, my models are then refined by some other guys specialized in game modeling to ensure they will run well in the game. Most people working on this game are not just some random guys that don't know what they are doing.

Well though I have to admit the development is going rather slow (not because they don't work, but because the huge amount of work required, and most of them are only working part time on this).

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galaxy366
galaxy366

what ar you talking about? the community is full of life, and they just released a new video on youtube named: Atmospheric flight test.

Plus you say that they dont have talent? then i would like to see how good you are.

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Sindrio2
Sindrio2

I see monthly payments up ahead D: (only a gut feeling... Might not happen, so don't panic yet)

Otherwise, as many others say, this is the exact game that I have been dreaming of for a looong time.
Nice work, take your time. The only thing that worries me is that it might use monthly payments. Why do I think so, you might ask? Because this game is huuuuge! And it's an MMO! Money is not a problem, but I personally don't like monthly payments.

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jukelo
jukelo

Well someone HAS to pay for the cost of running a MMO with a top notch server farm sadly.
The alternatives to monthy fees are just too bad.

Anyway, iirc the plan is for there to be both a free non-time-limited account and a premium, probably paid via monthy fees, subscription plan.

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OutlawD
OutlawD

Yea, this game will most likely have monthly payments.

There -MIGHT- be a single player and/or non monthly payment component to the game....but thats questionable at this point.

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jangsy5
jangsy5

I think I've heard the devs say they'll lease their engine commercially to keep the game running... for free. I don't care I'll just donate.

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OutlawD
OutlawD

Yes the game is still alive
The dev team is working hard right. The lead dev just posted a little while ago on the official forums saying that an end of year overview is soon to come.

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j.popbot
j.popbot

This game looks... bananas (in the best possible way). But last update 7 months ago? Sad face. Is this game still alive?

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paindoc
paindoc

Holy crap. This is incredible, everything i wanted in a space sim and more! i agree, tech demo as sign of faith this is still alive. I would lose hours to it. good luck, hope you finish it.
Please.
I'm begging you.

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ジョー
ジョー

I'll buy it, whether the price is 20-60(American). Just cause it is a space sim that isn't played like EVE.

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