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Title: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Inscrutable on May 15, 2007, 04:53:14 pm
I'm guessing that some of you may already be aware of this game under development, but I only stumbled on the site by accident last night. 

http://www.fl-tw.com/Infinity/

The visuals are pretty amazing, especially based on the fact that it's a small, independent development team.  Particularly impressive is the "Space station and planet landing" video in the madia section (on the last page) which shows the seemless transition between space and the planet's surface, all done procedurally.

Only down side is that I've got a feeling that it's going to be quite a while before we see it released!

Inscrutable

Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 15, 2007, 04:55:13 pm
Anouther good indiedev game to look at is project offset.

I just watched the video and it seems to be a MMO version of noctis with the graphics orbitar. Good find.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Sethren on May 15, 2007, 06:52:01 pm
Even though i have not gamed in over 10 years i have been paying close attention to this for several months and i am amazed at the attention to detail that this sci-fi game focuses on. It looks like it is going to be a rather complex universe to play in.
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 15, 2007, 07:00:15 pm
I kind of wish the gameplay was more like EVE-online though, I love that game :)

Will
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Inscrutable on May 16, 2007, 03:40:32 am
Yeah Will, I loved Eve too was in the beta and then played it to death after its release until they nerfed pretty much ALL the skills that I'd been focussing on, in one go.

I'd invested about 4-5 months of training in skills that effectively made me pretty much the fastest player in the game, something that I was suitably proud of.  Then with a sigle patch, I was knocked back down to a maximum speed of just above average.  Was not happy and haven't played it since.

I keep thinking of going back, but the combination of having to start all over again in a game that has changed substantially since I last played (soooooo many new ship types!) and having lost contact with all of my former Corp-mates, leaves me feeling a little too daunted.

Ahh, well...
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 16, 2007, 05:16:58 am
yea I know what you mean, you can use your old character though but I know what you mean about your corp-mates.

Regards,
Will
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: The Geostation on May 16, 2007, 08:37:36 am
I'm also an Eve Online player, been since about a week after it went gold.   Superb game, and am looking forward to the next major Revelations patch when the graphics engine and models are upgraded.

Andrew
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: dhavalmistry on May 16, 2007, 10:02:52 am
this is gonna be GOOD!!!....the only reason I dont buy MMOG's is that you have to pay to play even after you pay for the game....unlike Guild Wars
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: ProjectX on May 16, 2007, 12:46:57 pm
Been following infinity since early conception and it is looking good.

As to being more like Eve, I've never played Eve, so meh.

Besides, if we all made games the same, there's be no point in playing anything new. Might as well play Eve again.

Digital sexytime award for this one, gazillion planets to visit and seamlessly land on.
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: rcallicotte on May 16, 2007, 02:09:05 pm
Looks like TG2 in some of those screenshots...
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: ProjectX on May 16, 2007, 02:53:37 pm
well, the preview renderer anyway  :P
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: mrwho on May 17, 2007, 03:18:56 am
wow, this looks great. stunning graphics, esp considering this is indie-developed.
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: nvseal on May 17, 2007, 03:29:37 pm
I've been watching this one as well. It's looking great so far.

Why can't I get clouds like this?   ???(http://www.fl-tw.com/Infinity/Media/Screenshots/planet_full_26.jpg)  ;)
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 17, 2007, 04:48:17 pm
its just an iamge file, a really really low res one.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: ProjectX on May 21, 2007, 03:01:31 am
not sure about that one will, considering everything else is procedurally created (mind, those are probably not 3d from that distance),

Oh, and project offset is NOT indie.
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 21, 2007, 05:03:05 am
well kinda is, its not a Ubisoft or EA game but yea it does have experenced people and some major backing behind so I guess your right.


Regards,

Will

Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: ProjectX on May 26, 2007, 04:33:23 pm
it says on their website that they have a publisher, they just haven't announced who it is yet. Which pretty much equals non-indie.
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 26, 2007, 05:14:26 pm
Also some game I recommend: Dwarven Fortress, Soldat, Penumbra, Nethack(of course), TAspring, Noctis.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Inscrutable on May 26, 2007, 05:35:49 pm
Yes, I've messed around a bit with Noctis, quite fun, but the controls are a little fidly.  Plus I kept running out of fuel for no aparent reason and having to call for assistance.

On the earlier point regarding EVE, I'm back in game after an absence of 2 years.  Pretty lonely at the moment as all of my old corp mates have vanished, but there are a lot of nice changes to explore.  Dificulty seems to have been ramped up a wee bit as I'm now finding combat a little challenging.  Getting your ass handed to you on a plate by 12 npc frigates is a little embarrasing when you're flying a fully tooled-out Apocalypse!   :-[

Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: Will on May 26, 2007, 05:40:57 pm
Yea I was mostly a miner, never made much money but enough to get by.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
Post by: The Geostation on May 28, 2007, 04:42:37 am
Making money on Eve is a lot easier than it used to be.   Missions are proving to be very lucrative.   BTW if you are having trouble with frigates, a webber and small drones will work a treat.

Andrew