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  1. Some new screen shots from Beta Weekend Game Patch - 0.4.1.0 Kindly shared by SpaceJay - on the I-Novae forums - source Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com
  2. Some new screen shots from Beta Game Patch - 0.4.1.0 Kindly shared by Argopeilacos - on the I-Novae forums - source Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com
  3. Beta Game Patch - 0.4.1.0 ( Saturday, 16 February 2019 ) Originally posted by I-NovaeFlavien CTO/President & Cofounder - source link This is a “quality of life” patch for the BETA which aims at fixing some of the most urgent issues, and applying a small polish pass to the HUD. The capital ships control scheme also received another iteration. Have fun and let us know your feedback about the game on our forums, thank you ! Full game patch changelog here: https://forums.inovaestudios.com/t/patch-and-updates-notes/2996/43 Beta 0.4.1.0 Feedback Thread Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com
  4. I-Novae Community Event - Saturday, February 16th 2019 Originally posted by I-Novae Hutchings - Developer/Artist - source This event will focus on PVP gameplay, built around Squads (Player driven organization) We’ll think about the different tools and features that would be useful while play testing. Think of it as a live brainstorming session with the community. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday, February 16th 2019 : Infinity Battlescape Community MeetUp Event Time… 20:00 Saturday, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) World time Buddy for this Event : http://bit.ly/2Ea6ebY We are likely to stream the gameplay on the I-Novae YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/InfinitySupport/videos
  5. Infinity Battlescape - Beta Access Fan Trailer Kindly posted by Playbenni on the I-Novae forums - source
  6. Some new screen shots from Beta Weekend Game Patch - 0.4.0.0 Kindly shared by SpaceJay - on the I-Novae forums - source Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com
  7. Infinity: Battlescape - Now that we are in Beta Originally posted by I-NovaeHutchings - Developer/Artist - source Now that we’re in BETA… I’m looking to organize more community events, please let me know which time(s) could work for you. Confirm your UTC time conversion for your local area before voting, and take into account future daylight savings adjustments if they apply to you. Check conversions here, world Time Buddy https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ Assume events will last 1-2 hours playtime. (Some events will be streamed on our YouTube channel) If you have thoughts on meet up times, or things you’d like to see us do in future events, please discuss them in this thread. Please come to the forum and vote on this please: https://forums.inovaestudios.com/t/i-novae-community-events/6523/60
  8. Infinity: Battlescape - BETA Launch Event Originally posted by I-NovaeHutchings - Developer/Artist - source Quick presentation of the textured cruiser
  9. Beta 0.4.0.0 Feedback Thread
  10. Beta Weekend Game Patch - 0.4.0.0 ( Saturday, 09 February 2019 ) Originally posted by I-NovaeFlavien CTO/President & Cofounder - source link Welcome to the Infinity: Battlescape BETA. Please keep in mind that many assets are placeholder or work-in-progress. Most ships are still untextured, gameplay features are missing and UI is basic (no star map, no missions menu, no ship selection or upgrades menu). We will be iterating both on the visual effects and gameplay in the coming months. Have fun and let us know your feedback about the game on our forums, thank you ! Full game patch changelog here: https://forums.inovaestudios.com/t/patch-and-updates-notes/2996/42 Full game patch changelog here: https://forums.inovaestudios.com/t/patch-and-updates-notes/2996/42 Beta Game download here: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com Pledge Upgrade: https://inovaestudios.com/Account#products
  11. Weekly Update #133: Cruiser - Road to Beta Originally posted by I-NovaeFlavien CTO/President & Cofounder - source link Hey everybody. This will be a quick, screenshot-intensive update, as we’re gearing up for the beta tomorrow and a lot of work remains to be done ! But we’re happy to show you the results of our first textured ship, the cruiser. Keep in mind it’s a work in progress, we’re still tweaking the materials, adding decals and more effects. Concept/Renders: In-engine: The red color map you can see in these screenshots is only the default skin. There are also 8 more that we are experimenting with, and they’ll also be available in the beta patch. Much less work has gone into them yet, so they’re more like proof-of-concept than the default dark red skin, but here’s a picture showing them all: -Flavien Brebion ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com Pledge Upgrade: https://inovaestudios.com/Account#products
  12. I-Novae Community Event Saturday, February 9th 2019 : Beta Weekend No.2 Originally posted by I-Novae Hutchings - Developer/Artist - source You’ll need access to the Beta to participate in this Community Event. See all the FAQ for the Beta Here As of February 9th, Beta Backers will be given PERMANENT access to the latest build of the game. We’ll be hosting an official in-game meet up on that day. Details Below Saturday, February 9th 2019 : Beta Weekend No.2 Event Time… 20:00 Saturday, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) World time Buddy Event : http://bit.ly/2MQGfJn We’ll stream for 2 hours, and get in game throughout the weekend. We are likely to stream the gameplay on the I-Novae YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/InfinitySupport/videos
  13. Weekly Update #132: The Road to Beta Originally posted by I-NovaeFlavien CTO/President & Cofounder - source link Hi everybody ! In this update I would like to come back on the state of the project as well as our plans and schedule for this year. We’ve recently announced our permanent beta launch on the 9th of February for Lunar backers or above. For the full details, check this thread on our forums: Infinity Battlescape Beta launch: 9th February 2019 The choice for the date has been tricky. As you may be aware the game isn’t feature complete yet. However we feel that beta backers have been waiting for a long time already and Keith will be mostly unavailable between mid-February and March (he’s preparing his wedding), so the next window of opportunity would have been April which was too late. The other problem is that we still need to invest a significant amount of time on the user interface / menu system, as many of the remaining game features have a dependency on it (like the star map, missions screen or equipment upgrades). This will likely take weeks, during which there will be no further patch or gameplay changes. This is currently scheduled to start right after the beta launch, so starting mid February there will be a period with a slowdown on development news / patches until the first version of the UI is ready, probably around early April. In the short term, for the beta launch, development will focus on the AI and flight model updates, finishing up the capital ships control scheme and weapons systems, and tentatively the return of the asteroid belts. I originally wanted to publish an intermediate patch for the flight model updates, but the AI changes have been pretty complex so in the end the next patch is scheduled for early February, right before the beta access. Once April comes, we will be focusing our efforts on implementing the last remaining gameplay systems. We have been working hard on this game for many years and as you can imagine, delaying the game to 2020 simply isn’t possible any more for a lot of reasons so we’re currently targetting a form of launch or another after mid summer. We’re going to evaluate our development status around May-June to decide if we go for an Early access or directly for a full release. It is pretty likely to be an Early access though as we still have a lot of work to finish and content to add before Battlescape could be called a full game. In other development news, the AI behavior / boids changes are almost finished. I’m pretty happy with the way things are turning out. Battles certainly look more structured and interesting than before. There is still one blocker: I’ve entirely reworked the priority / targetting systems, so that capital ships favor attacking other capital ships (rather than often trying to chase a lonely interceptor, like in the current public version… sigh… ) and interceptors favor attacking other interceptors or bombers. One thing isn’t work out too well yet: bombers. Due to interceptors having a higher priority towards attacking them, bombers often get “ganged up” by tons of enemy interceptors at the beginning of the battle. It is pretty hard to find good parameters / weights to the heuristics formula so that interceptors have a higher priority towards attacking bombers, but aren’t ganging up too quickly on them either. On the art side, Dan’s still working on collision meshes. Once all collision meshes are ready, we’ll implement more refined intersections for projectiles (using the collision mesh instead of the bounding box). It will look more pleasing visually too but I wonder how this will impact hit accuracy when a player is firing at a distant interceptor (it is easier to hit a big bounding box, than an actual mesh with a more complex shape). This means that we’ll probably have to rebalance the small ships weapons and/or interceptor stats at some point. Kristian has finished texturing the cruiser or almost. He still has to generate a UV map for ambient occlusion and color map skins. We should be able to present some renders in the next update. Our goal is to have all ships texturing finished (or close to) by April. Jan is still doing a lot of misc work, related to improving geometry / texturing on station modules, experimenting with new particle effects, importing new weapons meshes (we now have the assets for laser countermeasures and missile/torpedo launchers for capital ships) and more. -Flavien Brebion ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com Pledge Upgrade: https://inovaestudios.com/Account#products
  14. Infinity: Battlescape will become permanently available to all Lunar/Beta backers starting on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com Pledge Upgrade: https://inovaestudios.com/Account#products
  15. Weekly Update #131: AI and flight model experiments Originally posted by I-NovaeFlavien CTO/President & Cofounder - source link Hey everybody ! We’re just back from our end-of-year vacation and wish you a happy new year. As you can imagine, development has slowed down in the past 2 weeks, but I started to work on a bunch of experimental changes that were on the todo list for a while. AI improvements The interception algorithm was redesigned. The old algorithm wasn’t anticipating well enough where a moving target would lead and lagged behind. The new algorithm takes that into account. You can see the difference in the following picture ( click to zoom in ); the red object is moving from top-right to top-left with a constant velocity, and the green object starting on the bottom right tries to intercept it. As you can see, the new algorithm immediately leads towards the future position of the red object and intercepts it twice as fast as the old algorithm… The interception code is currently in use in various systems, so all of these will benefit from the improvement: bots AI, flight assist ( formation modes ) and missiles/torpedoes. On the topic of AI improvements, I’m currently working on rewriting the bots AI. Battles ( especially the large ones involving 100+ targets ) are too chaotic. Now, chaos in battles is somewhat expected and desirable, but our AI code basically ignored any teammate. The new AI will take teammates positionning into account. For this, I took inspiration from “boids” algorithms. If you don’t know what a “boid” is, just google the term and look videos for “flocking simulations”. Here’s a video where you can easily see what it looks like: Those algorithms are used to recreate the natural behavior of animals ( or fishes underwater ) flying together as a crowd from a set of very simply physical rules. My goal is to have battles form structures: ships flying together, in formation and covering for each other, and only breaking formation during dogfights with a specific target. Then regrouping after the fight is over. The result is that we should see “clumps” ot ships flying together much more frequently. Another important change that I’m working on is having a clear start / end to battles; At the moment, battles randomly start all over the world without any clear indication on what’s happening. In the next update, the AI commander will accumulate credits on a per-location basis, instead of a global pool, and schedule fleet battles accordingly once a credits pool for a given strategical insllation target is reached. Once scheduled, a timer will appear, letting all the players know that a battle will start at location X in 5 minutes. The AI will also stop reinforcing once credits are exhausted, resulting in a clear loss for a side after a while. If I have time, I also want to give the ability to bots to attack enemy structures… which as you can imagine, will cut down the match duration by a lot. Flight model experiments The next patch will also introduce a bunch of very experimental changes related to the flight model and weapons range. Before Christmas I tried to reduce ships accelerations by half, but didn’t like the result ( it felt like there wasn’t enough difference in acceleration power between some ships ). I settled on a reduction of ~20% for the interceptor, ~15% for the bomber and ~10% for the corvette, and no change for the capital ships, as a starting point for the new patch. I also reduced accordingly some of the weapons projectile speeds, and introduced a “soft” cap speed for all the ships ( basically, the target / throttle maximum speed cannot exceed 10 seconds of acceleration. This makes more sense than a bar that goes up to 50 km/s, which nobody used ). Note that you can still go over the cap temporarily by manually accelerating. There is still a lot of work to do for the next patch, so I’m not sure when it’ll be released, but we’ll probably have a better idea next week. -Flavien Brebion ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Infinity: Battlescape website: https://inovaestudios.com/Battlescape Infinity: Battlescape forums: https://forums.inovaestudios.com Pledge Upgrade: https://inovaestudios.com/Account#products
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