Weekly Update #92

Hey everyone, it’s time for your weekly update. This will be our last weekly update for 2017 as the team is working on wrapping up as much as they can before taking some time off for the holidays. To that end the primary focus has been on weapons and turrets with the most attention being devoted to missiles. Our next patch should include significant weapon updates, which we’re looking at releasing sometime in January along with another Alpha backer “free play” weekend. Beyond that I’ll save the information on our 2018 roadmap for our initial set of weekly updates in 2018.

A panoramic view of the interceptor cockpit

On the art side the final geometry pass for the destroyer is nearly complete. Once finished the only remaining geometry work, aside from any polishing that pops up, will be for the cruiser, carrier, and mercenary operative interceptor. Out of the 3 of those ships we expect the mercenary operative interceptor will go pretty quickly, since it’s just a variant of the regular interceptor, so the bulk of the work will be on the remaining capital ships. Given their size it will likely take some time to finish them however once that’s complete all that shall remain is materials, special effects, and sound effects.

A panoramic view of the bomber cockpit

That’s it for now, we look forward to seeing all of you in the new year!

One of our developer access backers figured out how to turn on water


We look forward to seeing those weapons!

The what? This seems to be a stealth ship as it’s sneaked in under the radar! :wink:

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It’s a kickstarter reward.

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I know that KS campaign stated that Mercenary Operative Interceptor will offer no gameplay advantage over default Interceptor. It also stated that its stats will be similar. So what will be different?

Cosmetics obviously. It is has as much gameplay impact as a cockpit bobble-head.

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Probably you’re right. I was kinda hoping that “similar stats” does not necessarily mean “the same stats” :wink:
But if there will be any difference in stats then it might be barely noticeable.

Nice reflections…
Have a great holidays I-novae and enjoy the holidays.

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No, I did nothing of the sort, sir!

That’s a frozen lake, that is.


How was your performance w/ the water enabled?

Water was not enabled. Is not enabled. I did not enable water. I’m serious.

Darkside of the icy moon. Go check it out.

I tried enabling water…
Performance was fine, although collisions with the surface were messed up, collided with the terrain far above where it appeared to be

Water elevation at 2.5, covered everything, but looked really cool :wink:

This is as close as I could get to the surface. Which makes sense, I don’t think @INovaeFlavien has touched water in a while.


The real sign that Flavien is actually Jesus.


I went to check it out, not kidding!


Fooled by my own game :sob:


At a glance I thought this was a real shot to compare to.

Bravo Inovae.


Haha. Well it’s not hard to think it’s water …


Semnoz ice lake must be unusually, for earth, reflective. Frequent storm may polish the surface of such lakes.


Why are you posting Battlescape screenshots with that weird 123rf overlay? :joy:


No clouds… must be Battlescape indeed.


Oh no, did someone say clouds, volumetric clouds!