Today I stumbled upon a Kickstarter project called Infinity: Battlescape. I watched the promo video, read the literature, from what I can see it has the potential to be one of the most epic space battle simulators ever created. Developers I-Novae Studios, are boasting the ability to put hundreds of players into a battle while having no loading screens and seamless planetary descents. Those are tall orders, and if they can deliver, this will be one very successful game.
A bit of the story that I gleaned… You will pledge yourself to one of three mining corporations. Once you have done so you will roam the “to scale” solar system and hunt the competing corporations installations and destroy them. The goal is complete control of the solar system. As you mine you build resources which turn into currency that will allow you to upgrade your current fleet as well as expand your fleet.
Now, it looks pretty and sounds like the studio has their act together, and if you read down to the goals they have set for the campaign they are planning on this being huge. In the video they mention the $1.5 Million mark where they are looking to add semi-persistence, which means that the battles could last over several days. Now that is something I could invest in!
Here are some of the notes from the developer:
- Engage hundreds of players in epic space battles
- Seamless interplanetary warfare
- Newtonian physics with different flight models for atmosphere and space
- Offline sandbox mode for exploring and trying out different ship/weapon combination
Infinity: Battlescape is a multiplayer space sim involving hundreds of players split across three competing corporations of the Starfold Confederacy fighting for control of a procedurally generated, true to scale solar system filled with planets, moons, asteroid belts, and other celestial phenomenon. Seamless planetary transitions will bring combat from deep space to the surface of alien worlds. The primary goal will be to destroy your enemies and their infrastructure through orbital bombardment from capital ships and/or an array of smaller spacecraft including bombers, interceptors, and corvettes.
I would suggest that if you can, throw them a few bucks and let’s see where they go with the first level of funding, which ends this Friday @ 7am.http://radiopressgaming.com/2015/11/infinity-battlescape/http://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/battlescape_logo.pnghttp://radiopressgaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/battlescape_logo.pngGamingPCBattleScape,I-Novae Studios,Infinity,Kickstarter,PC Gaming,Space SimulatorToday I stumbled upon a Kickstarter project called Infinity: Battlescape. I watched the promo video, read the literature, from what I can see it has the potential to be one of the most epic space battle simulators ever created. Developers I-Novae Studios, are boasting the ability to put hundreds of players into...Matthew RixMatthew Rixmatt@radiopressgaming.comAdministratorCofounder and CIO of Radio Press Gaming, I am a tech loving father of 3 who is obsessed with Destiny!Radio Press Gaming