The I-Novae Engine is currently under development by I-Novae Studios.

We've been developing a game engine that can create massive playable areas, real world scale planets, starsystems and galaxies. Providing developers with the tools to create rich and diverse universes.

The Engine and tools are being built alongside the development of "Infinity: Battlescape," our first title to fully utilize the I-Novae Engine.

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Hey everyone it’s time for your weekly update. This week’s effort has primarily been focused on polishing things up for the next patch, fixing some crash bugs that have popped up, finishing the initial implementation of capital ship controls, and working on server-side planetary collision detection. The most exciting part of the last 2 weeks has been watching investments we made a year ago begin to pay off.


A massive space battle with lots of shooting


To back up a bit, when we launched our Kickstarter we hadn’t touched our networking code since the release of the Infinity Combat Prototype (ICP) back in 2007. In fact, we hadn’t done much of anything with our technology beyond working on the planetary tech since 2007 because high quality real-time planets rendered to scale are extremely difficult. For the prototype we showed off in the Kickstarter we hacked together a quick demo in about 6 months. Since we didn’t know if our Kickstarter would succeed every engineering decision made with the prototype favored a quick pace of development over runtime speed, quality, and security.


Another screen shot of a massive space battle and the space whale bobblehead mockup


Summer of 2016 is when we first began to realize that we were going to have to start addressing these issues sooner rather than later – starting with physics. Once the physics upgrade was completed we knew we had 2 major items remaining: networking, for both security and performance, and full-engine multithreading, which is required to be able to support 100’s of players. Full-engine multi-threading was started last November, our last patch was in January, and the new networking code was started in earnest in February. Unfortunately, finishing the new networking code and the full-engine multi-threading ended up taking significantly longer than we had anticipated, however, with the next patch right around the corner these investments are now starting to pay big dividends.


A destroyer in chaotic battle


Over the last two weeks we’ve been able to implement, within a handful of hours, game systems that previously would have taken multiple days. While it’s unlikely we’ll be able to make up all of the lost time our expectation is that the game will quickly start to take shape over the coming months. As we push toward the release of the Alpha our goal is to get to the point where we are releasing a new patch at least once every week. As the game starts to get more mature we want to combine these weekly patch releases with a large weekly playtest. To that end Flavien has started work on server-side planetary collision detection and our fingers are crossed that it doesn’t take too long to resolve. As we’ve mentioned before this is the last major blocker and once he’s finished we should be able to release the next patch shortly thereafter.


Pre-rendered image of land base connection pieces


That’s all for this week, until next time!
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Dwarden
Dwarden

best luck to I-novae engine, future is bright ;)

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Rambln
Rambln

Five years and someone will integrate a FPS engine with this and I will cry tears of joy while forking over my money.

Player controlled battleships fighting in orbit while launching player controlled fighters, drop ships and soldiers onto planets.

A hybrid Starcraft game. WH40k space marines, Battlestar Galactica, a Farscape game...

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Darth.Hunter
Darth.Hunter

I had exactly this vision several years ago, but with i-novae, this seems to become possible. What's a drawback for FPS elements though is the fact that the environments are all procedural. While you can give planets a different overall appeal like that, you aren't able to create any particular points of interest that you actually design. Imho that's a major drawback.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Ah, but what about procedural cities, creating massive sandbox-esque battlefields on the aproximate scale of the game MAG, but with a refinement of combat more like the Battlefield games?

Yeah, I'm a dreamer, but...

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AKNightHawk
AKNightHawk

This engine could make a hell of a mech warrior combined arms mmo game.. Planetary drops, orbital battles, Huge battalions of mechs on the ground.. Players taking over intire worlds.. That would be awesome...

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CMDKeen
CMDKeen

A plan for Assault Knights 2?

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timstro59
timstro59

what happened to thrive?

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Sputak
Sputak

Infinity + Thrive would be very addicted xD

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SecretImbecile
SecretImbecile

Awesome engine, just wondering what would be the capabilities of multi-player, that would be awesome

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Pendrokar
Pendrokar

Infinity will be an MMO. How much does that say? :)

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