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Thanks for voting on Pinball Planet everyone. It's an honour to be nominated for mobile Arcade game of the year. May the best game win! :)
Thanks for the feedback!
While many of those things are by design, we will have a look at what we can do :)
For example: we had a 3D animated hand (it's still in the tutorial level) but we decided to remove it for the combat. Since you use your own hands to cast magic runes with Leap Motion, there's no point in having a 3D hand in front of you, it's not immersive. We want to give the player the feeling HE is de druid, and not just controlling a druid avatar.
Furthermore we where aiming for dark claustrophobic settings. Still I'll have a look at what the beta testers have to say about it :) Thanks again!
Thanks Celui en streamdream! What game "genre" would you describe Runes to be?
Thats very motivating, thanks! ;)
How would you now? Read reviews! Get informed! It's not that hard...
It's also not so hard to find reliable sources, sites like metacritic.com might give you a nice hint too!
Often you just know what games are going to be good, you just have to make a personal selection. The problem with pirates is that they don't make a selections, they just want everything!
Looks and sounds badass already!
It's looking good
Thats great news!
you do? ;D I hope so! :D
Yes, it's in the same level, thats why you see a lot of the same mushrooms. We are hard at work producing more game assets to add more variaty to our environments
Thank you, and thats correct! ;)
I agree about those suggestions. These screenshots are made in an early test level, and do not represent what the final game will look like. Our main levels should all be underground, so no atmosphere, but we will definitely try to add more light and color to our environments. We also plan to 'play' with some nice particle effects to create floating mushroom spores that give off some light.
Fireflies and glowworms are planned too and will infact play a big role in our games. The player will have a pet glowworm that can evolve in a firefly later on. Those will light up the environment around the player, so they are never in the dark. This is what they will look like: Sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
Thanks for your feedback!
Yes it is, but that’s exactly why we are doing this project! :)
There have been many education games, but most of the time they are not fun, that’s the main problem with these types of projects. We feel a game should always be fun, no matter what they are about. Most of the time the main problem is that those children know they are dealing with learning material, it's too obvious and not fun. They know they are being tested, and don't solve the problems because they want to but because they feel they have to, that’s not rewarding. You have to 'hide' it a bit and think about gameplay first.
They have been doing this for years with math riddles, trying to hide the boring 'math' in a story, to make it more interesting. Games are a great medium and give a lot of opportunities to do it better.
you guys have fantastic concept art
"You realize the Utahraptor"... Uhm Utahraptor was discovered just after the first JP movie (the same year), so you can say its a Utahraptor in the movies but it was never meant to be!
I still wonder why there are no good WW1 shooters... Show them!
Looking great! :D
looks amazing! *watching*
I agree, I had a lot of fun with the vehicles during the (old) playtests! Its one of the only good expierencies I've had with vehicles in source.
Those vehicles add a lot to the gameplay of the mod and make it stand out!
yes it is!
Pandas are evil, I knew it!
cool! well, looks amazing as always! Seen some great fanmade screens on the forums too ^^
Is the breed really that old?
I love the style you guys use! very nice! ^^
looks fantastic, I love the open-map style
sounds great! :) Impressive engine you guys are using
But I mean the depth of field effect (aka blurry background), how will that be used in the game? :)
First: Great game!
Also: I would love to participate... after my examinations that just started
Nice contest, Divinity II: Ego Draconis is a very good game!
Not ingame, but I'll probably post an ingame shot of it (with textures) that look atleast as good as this hi-poly model render soon!
Maybe because it's too lazy to run? ;)
If you want to contribute you just have to go to the contribution forum and post your work like everyone else does. Unless you asked to join the team (not to 'contribute') I can hardly believe someone would have said you can't contribute sounds.
I have no idea about those sounds, but please feel free to give your opinion on our forums (so the devs can read them), and we are always looking for new contributors.
Trex probably didnt go into forests
Then don't claim you need wings to fly!
I hate startrek btw :p
Like only things with wings can fly...
Looks good, but a spaceship with wings?
You guys are pushing it, the graphics look better and better and the gameplay is just lots of fun!
My favorite hl2 mod, really!
Thanks for doing this, I appreciate it!
"stargate sucks", "lol you draw that on mspaint or something?", "Most of you are full of ****."...
should I go on?
I can hardly believe you are 20 years old.
Very good idea, and educational too!
They are placed procedurally, cities won't be hand made in Infinity so no drag and drop, they will all have a unique look and layout.
This is just a test with one of the building assets.
ok thats just sad :(
back? its not like you guys where gone, even if you didn't release any news.
Well it's nice to have them back, they always release quality stuff!
Looks very good!
looks very good, why not release it as an official map?
Im so happy to see we don't have to wait a month for new screenshots. Thanks a lot! looks great as always!
very nice update! :)
and wow a beta announcement, something Ive been waiting for for years.
Snow and ice on asteroids in an ice nebula? haha :D
I hope thats a joke ;)
well no it doesn't!
The raptors from movies like King Kong and Jurassic park look nothing like the real thing, thats what you are confusing them with.
If thats an Albertosaurus it looks nearly perfect to me! :)
I hope they go for a more realistic representation.
Lucky it’s not a final product, we are trying to show every step in the development of Infinity, something you don’t get to see with most other games. What you see is all work in progress and this is the first implementation of 'vegetation'.
The fact that you only see one type of tree(without snow) is just because no other vegetation art is ready to be used in the game, and there’s also no need to put more in it atm as this is just some prototyping we are doing.
It's all procedurally generated(not the same as randomly).
It will be possible to be the first to discover and explore planets because there are more than 100 billion of them in the game.
You can also colonize planets and build things, how this will work is not set in stone yet. Of course don't expect a SimCity or something like that ;)
Our main inspiration source are the Elite games
Those are god rays(sun shafts), we are using the same technique as Crysis for this.
depends on what what the players put on the ship.
looks ok, but the engine is showing it's age ;)
Yes that is a screenshot from the Minas Tirith Project, its using the same engine developed for Infinity.
well, thats how big they are in real-life too
uhm lava?! O.o
all the media looks very good but the boxes just look to clean every time, compaired to the other wood for example.
Take a look at this:
Yes, we use 'neutral' unpainted textures because players will be able to customize the colors in-game themselves ;)
Also the texture on this ship is just a placeholder atm
finally a ww1 game!
Oh my, looks very good… I see parachutes! :D
- Is the gameplay more like INS or like DODS?
- How much of the art is home-made?
- When is the release? (Ignore this question ;) )
Thats the good stuff! :D
Ah some ES news, great! :)
Yes thats very interesting, no more orcs and dwarves but a differtn setting for an MMORPG, I like it!
Because its all work-in-progress.
Yes the 'hk smg 3' image is probably just a placeholder, and the truck is drivable so thats probably why its floating(small bug)
Just played it and its very different from what I expected.
I expected bad graphics but good gameplay and its the other way around. This mod has one of the best looking maps Ive ever seen on source, all those details(little robots who drive around), good lighting, amazing skyboxes,... The player models look very good too, one of them is almoste too sexy to kill. ;) Weapons looks ok but feel strange, I dont like the animation after you shot with the shotgun.
The gameplay on the other hand needs a lot of work IMO, its just some DM gameplay. I know it has another gameplay mode but it doesn't play very different. The gameplay is not as bad as in some other mods but I can't see me play this very long.
I hope you guys release an update soon and do something about the gameplay.
Looking good guys!
Looking good so far :)
Like this: Kolumbus.fi
Can you tell me why you think they look unreal?
Yeah the nose is getting some extra work ;)
With the release of Infinity Combat Prototype 2.0 this texture addon(for ICP1.0) has no use anymore. Everything we added with this addon has been added to the 2.0 release.
I want to thank everyone who downloaded this addon, I hope you guys liked it.
I love the lightning, I love the textures, very cool!
Ofcourse, like I said a couple of times now this vid is only to show the effects; a techdemo!
No Its inside a space station or building I think.
Thats exactly how it will look in-game and its full 3D, so you fly around it and explore it inside.
I think it will look better in-game with the starfield.
Some compositions made in photoshop:
Also its wip, so it will still improve.
its already in-game and runs on todays computers. Just wait and see!
This looks and sounds great! I think Ill give it another try.
We had some problems, and a lot of people are still crashing but atleast some of them are testing the protoype atm :)
You can find some screens on the Infinityforums, but ill post so+e of them on moddb very soon!
No this is an old screenshot, as you can see in the new video it will look more realistic.
Yes Cyberman, those small yellow dots are windows. :)
It is BIG!
Yes looks fun! great work people!
Im only a texture artist for Infinity ;) , 99% has been made by Flavien Brebion(aka InfinityAdmin).
The Infinity team has 4 members atm, but we are always looking for new talented artists.
Trust me, Infinity will stay alive ;) the people who work on infinity are mature and very professional.
Its still one of the best hl mods.:D Its a shame HL2 was on the way when they released, otherwise they would have got a lot of attention!
We need more WW1 games!
yes thx and good work, but for the good of community you should have released some new maps faster.
I have both mac and PC, and its ironic that you say "dominates the market". Apple is worth more than Microsoft since this week.
I'm just asking a simple question, I dont need all the Mac vs PC ********!
I have both and both are good in a different way.
I have both MAC and PC, and I don't feel "owned" by anyone.
as you say "yet", so any plans for it?
Hey, any plans for a mac version?
any plans for a mac version?
Great, any plans for a mac version?
Haha :D well I'm sure InfinityAdmin would love to trade his zero-budget game technology with NASA's multi-billion dollar space technology!
No point in spreading rumors that its going to be free. People will expect it to be free and it probably wont!
Feel free to let you imagination(and creations) go wild on the contribution forum where the art for this game is being created by gamers lke you: Infinity-universe.com
so with every new shooter game you say "but there is Doom, why would we need this?" ?
Have you actually seen any of the main features from this video in EVE?
Be carefull saying that, before you know it they contact your project leader!
For updates you should check the Infinity forums. I'm not updating this profile anymore and I'm not sure anyone else is going to do it.
It was already possible and done in 1984 with the Elite games. Procedural techniques enable you to do this without needing a hi-tech computer. I have no idea why no game studio has done this in the last decades with 'modern' game technology, it's a shame.
So, it's like Infinity: The Quest for Earth?
Space exploration with lots of planets, seamless space/terrain transition, you can do what you want, no walking feature but vehicles are in, and it has a name with "The Quest For" in it, and you accept contribution work?
(not claiming it's a copy)
How will the Unreal Engine3 be able to generate those planets?
I'm not the only one who had a complaint about the news post and I stated my opinion as a moddb visitor never as an Infinity member. It's sad to see you see my opinion about the news post as an act of jealousy and boycott from Infinity. I clearly stated multiple times that I like the project and am always happy to read news post about the development of the game. Never did I mention Infinity in all of this, and its not because Im managing the Infinity profile on moddb that I shouldnt be able to state my honest opinion about things on moddb.
Instead of discussion it in a mature manner with me you take it on a personal level and say I’m someone who don’t follows his "promises”, call me "jealous" and "angry" and feel you have to contact the Infinity team instead of me. Therefore I take this as a personal attack on me.
I've decided to resign from the Infinity moddb team(im not even part of the dev team), to make clear that this has nothing to do about them, and I don't want to get them involved in it further. I will talk to the moddb crew about this and I will contact you in private about this too!
I accept nothing less than your apologies to me and to the Infinity team, not for disagreeing with what I said about the newspost but for getting Infinity involved in this, which has clearly nothing to do with this!
Thats all I have to say about this in public, If you feel the need to insult me even more and or just want to have a normal discussion, you can always contact me: alphaorionis01(at)gmail.com
They made the promise to the people who care, that’s why there's an option to show the news post for people who "watch" your project on moddb. For other gamer’s modders and developers this is not interesting or relevant to what they hope to find on moddb.
And because I don’t like to see relevant news being bumped down by pinkbeard news you conclude I don’t hold promises? I do, I just don’t post them on a website about mods and game development. Its not because I feel it’s a good idea to make a promise about something that this makes it relevant to be front-page news.
So making a complete news post for every web comic page that gets released is front-page worthy in your opinion? For me its not, but I'm sure its great for the people who "watch" the project (again use that option) In the ends its also possible to make a news post about it when the full comic is finished, instead of doing it for every page.
And yes I would rather have it the Black Mesa Source way who don’t try to get in the spotlight every single day and still manage to get a large fan base and win awards on this website. At least they don’t bump down all the other news and still manage to impress people.
There is no way any project manages to have something front-page news worthy every day, yet you guys manage to get on top of the news almost every day, and you clearly start to notice that in the news subjects. I don’t really care if there’s a news post about a web comic, or one about pixel art, its just that it all starts building up with more and more of those kind of news posts and its starting to annoy me a bit. Still the news post about the actual development of the game are always very interesting and great to read/see.
I did, still don’t see why it has to be posted on the front-page of moddb as Overgrowth news.
As someone already mentioned a couple of news posts ago, I also start to get the feeling they try to get on top of the newspage every day! I wouldn't care if it was actual real news about the game, but news so far have been about a pink beard, pixel art, web comics and 4 or 5 news post about the same 'organic' game pack you could buy. For those things there’s an option to post news for people who watch the game only, this shouldn’t be on the front-page. I see no other game or mod do this and I hardly see any other game or mod on the top of the front-page everyday!
I think Overgrowth is an amazing project but I rather not have the other mod/indie news get bumped down every day by stuff like this.
@ moddb crew: is there a way I could filter out Overgrowth news or something?
So what does this have to do with Overgrowth?
Looks fantastic! Hope it plays the way it looks ;)
very natural looking
yay for jelly! ^^
looks complicated :)
Well since you plan to promote your puzzle mod by making us "think" I hope you can make the regular teasers/updates interesting enough to keep us puzzling with them. The first one looks very cool and intriguing already!
You've got my attention! ^^
Good luck with the project!
Interesting! Should we expect to see teasers on a regular basis, or will it take time?
so you would hate paying for a game?
Looks great guys! :D
Great! When can we expect the mac version?
Have you seen off-limits?
Thanks for the feedback, we've experimented a bit with toon shaders in the past, but we didn't think they looked that great. We might experiment with it a bit more in the future.
Bedankt, je kan de demo de komende weken spelen op de Exit tentoonstelling in C-Mine ;)
We hebben wat hulp gekregen van een programmeur, gelukkig was er voor de visuele demo nog niet zo veel moeten programeren.
at zou wel eens kunnen ja. ;)
Ik ben master student, laatste jaar dus. Bedankt!
This updates crashes for all Mac users...
Thank you for your support and encouragements, I appreciate it!
the first screenshot looked like a concept painting, great!
very nice work!
Good luck everyone!
so rendered in-game right? not real gameplay?
modified version of the Source engine? how?
Ok great game-project and nice comic, but are you going to make a newspost for every comic page that gets released?
Don't get me wrong, I really like the work you guys do, and you deserve some media attention
but newsposts about comics is not mod/indie game related. I'd rather not have all the mod related news get bumped down for webcomic news and 5 newspost about the same "organic indie pack" was not needed either.
It's not getting me more excited about the game and the development of it, on the contrary.
Please keep things like this for profile news, so that people who really care and "watch" the game see it, but not for the front-page.
Looks great, its a shame the url on the concept doesn't work (yet)
so they make all the dinosaurs found in Jurassic Park and even make them look the same?
haha best vid ever! ^^
I had no problems with it, ofcourse you need some skill and have to learn it, but that didn't take a lot of time and effort for me. It's a twitch-based game and learning how to fly and land a spaceship is part of the gameplay.
Anyway, I remember InfinityAdmin say something about a possible "auto-landing" system for those who want it, but I'm not sure thats still planned.
You can just land manually :)
Try the ICP for example, you can land on asteroids and even in the hangar of the battleship.
looking good! :)
sounds very cool and looks good. So he wont be able to eat marines anymore? That would be a shame since it was a cool feture that no other game does!
wiki: "These predators evolved from semi-aquatic squamates known as the aigialosaurs, close relatives of modern-day monitor lizards, in the Early Cretaceous Period."
Both are Lacertilia families, crocs are crocodylia.
In the same way dolphins evolved from land mammals ;), mosasaurs evolved from primitive varans.
Ask nature how it did this ;)
Mosasaurus, not crocodile. its more related to the Komodo dragon than crocs ;)
you guys have great concept artists, will we see this in the mod too?
I agree, l4D2 wont sell as good as the first. While I love dthe first one I actually didnt play it that much since it only had a couple of maps and I got bored very fast. Im not going to pay again for a short game, this should have been an expantion or something, not a new game.
why would we want a 2006 trailer?
and have you finally cut the list of features? what was it? aliens, dinosaurs, futuristic weapons, modern weapons, vehicles, space, halo stuff,...
Yeah something like that, and there's a big difference between randomly generated and procedurally generated.
From the FAQ:
Procedural generation is not at all the same than random generation. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite: it's all about recreating the same data providing the same inputs. "Seeds" numbers are given to objects, so as long as an object has the same seed than before, it will be recreated exactly like before, with the exact same details, down to the millimeter level.
Synchronization between multiple players is ensured by making the server transfer the same object's seed to all players who are able to see or interact with this object. So all players will see the same procedurally generated object, like a planet, with the same details.
Its our galaxy, also know as the milkyway. Every dot you see is a star, and there are more than 100 billion of them. Unless you fly very very far out you probably won't be able to see it like this.
You might see it like this in the 3D map we are planning for Infinity.
hmm lets see about that
but the background is a real screenshot and the spaceships are real models.
I think its fair to say it will look like this ingame, or maybe even better.
This is made by Koshime.
so its just a map, not a mod?
Looks great as always, good luck!
Wait, this is on quake2? O.o
but as a comment to a newspost?
Would have been better to post it on their forums or something.
Looks amazingly good, pro work!
One thing I have to say is that the trees all look to be orientated in the same way, you see patterns very fast.
Do you have permission to use material(from all its creators) from the dead Western Revenge mod?
quote from IA "The implementation is rather easy: project the light source ( sun ) into screen-space, and perform a radial blur while accumulating and fading out samples. I improved the initial ideas a bit with all sorts of optimizations, and clipping the light source to the screen boundaries, fading with the camera-to-light angle, etc.."
Exactly, Infinity will have a large variety of planet type.
No, you can't deform the terrain.
so tell us about your style ;)
interior screens look great but whats with the fog in screen3?
Yay PVK2 was one of my favo hl2 mods, I can't wait to play beta2 *downloading*
Yes this is a video of the Combat prototype, this is not what the real game will be like.
"This is a completely separate program that only shares the engine. It does not represent what you will find in Infinity. Its goal is, namely, to test: the graphics engine, the physics engine, the networking engine, experiment with controls / combat mechanics / balance, to improve stability/fix bugs and measure/stress performance.
The combat prototype is not meant to have a deep gameplay; do not expect any form of planetary landing. 10 ships are available to the players. The gameplay is arena (team vs team) based, while Infinity will be a fully open "sandbox" type of game. "
The ICP does have missiles btw ;)
So you guys licensed an open-source engine?
Good to see you guys stayed with your interesting game universe!
Years ago I worked on a western mod for HL2 called Western Revenge, it got never release unfortunately and I’m not sure if anyone remembers. Anyway I’m impressed with the screenshots and I’m downloading the mod now.
Only one question I have, what’s with the lava in one of the screenshots?!
Doesn't look like its a source game/mod at all, thats a good thing!
@posters: Oh please, no spoilers. I still have to see season 3 as its not available in Europe yet(legal)
Thats very very nice, you don't see a lot of maps lately that are so different from anything Ive seen on source.
Some textures are a little blurry but its great to see some non-hl2 textures and props. Good stuff guys!
No, it's not a reflection.
No, all textures will be hand-made, you can never get the same quality with procedural textures.
You can't fly to the core of the gas giant(which is not gas btw) the pressure would crush your ship.
In infinity you can only fly in the top layers of a gas giant. ;)
Maybe you to forgot check the description under the image? Those are Hephaestian textures and we have one example of a Hephaestian world in our solarsystem: Io(moon of Jupiter).
Io itself looks very 'unreal', its one of the most active worlds in the solarsystem and is a mix of different bright colors:
We only have one example of a world like this in real-life and we don't have any good close-up pictures of it, so I had to use my inspiration for this texture pack. Before I started working on this pack I did some research of course, personally I'm I'm happy with the results. I tried to give them an organic/chemical look, the textures are smoother and more reflective than most other terrain textures I made for Infinity.
Keep in mind that you only see 2 random textures, every texture pack has around 10 textures.
And please trust me, I've been working on planetary textures for Infinity for more than a year now, it's been my main job for Infinity. Ofcourse I look at pictures, ofcourse I do research, ofcourse some of those textures are strongly based on real planetary pictures from NASA and other space agencies.
Yes we have the landing system done, check this topic:
Tthe Flamberge is 5km long, that's probably going to be the maximum size for a ship.
@Ancientpanda: Its not a map its a 3D render I think
looks a little too clean
So they created most dinosaurs known to man? Any idea how many that are?!
lol, whats 'up' in space?! ;)
Looks good :) nothing wrong with RPGMaker btw.
You have a link to the first craft game? I would like to try it!
Looks and sounds very interesting, it defenetly needs some work from what I can see on the screens, but it looks lik a very good start :D
Good luck guys!
Does this mean its standalone?
hmm this is missing something, most of the mods pictures are great but this one feels 'unreal'
Those are renders from a nebulae prototype.
Bethesda couldnt do it better ;) but I would still like to see some new content and new looking landscapes.
You turn around :P
I dont see how anyone can hide for more than 1sec!
@ scratch: You will see more of the 'shoe' ship in the near future, and Im sure you'll like it ;)
wow this looked like a picture of ther real thing, but when you look closely you see its in-game.
This is the most realistic source screenshot ive ever seen!
I think its a little confusing, the controls are strange and in the beginning you dont know what to do.
It could use a lot of work I think but its defenetly not bad!
Oh... thats just a small frigate ;) wait till you see a Super Carrier.
I cant wait to see the first media ;)
so... they are back?