Welcome to StaudSoft's Synthetic World Beta! It allows you via a seed to create a unique landscape with mountains, oceans, trees and beaches. Although it looks like a normal game engine, everything in the game is based on voxels. So everything you see can be changed. You can cut down trees, build a house or dig into the ground!
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August 10

Tweet: Profiling, profiling

Found a new profiler which is really good for profiling games: https://github.com/yse/easy_profiler

Already found all bugs which produce lags. But I have to add an asynchrone loading mechanism to resolve them.

Apart from this I did a lot of stuff:
- Support for Detail Textures and Normal Maps
- Light sources can have a mask throught which the light goes
- Physic Engine: Vehicle (but still need to add car models and player control)
- Physic Engine: Soft Body (Rope, Patches, TriMeshes) -> again here I still need to make the code which sends the rope to the GPU
- Mod Support: Better Entity System in the Editor (will allow to add entities in the level editor).
- Mod Support: Instanced Meshes
- Mod Support: Commen Data Format between the Game and the Editor
- The "house building" modul makes progress. Will allow the creation of new houses and streets during game play.
- Batch geometry buffer for far houses (sounds really fances but is in fact really easy: We pack one city block in one draw call so that it can be rendered faster).
- Global Illumination: Connected the Global Illumination Rendering System to the normal engine. Theoretically I could now bake lightmaps. But still need to test it.

And AI stuff:
-AI language for the city generator is finished. But still needs debugging. So exited to define the rules which will create streets, houses, usw.

This sounds so harmless but it nearly broke my brain :-). Hey a part of this software can solve basic school math problems (or could find a problem in an electronic circuit). For the interested I implemented a CHR constraint solver. This is for example used in the control of the cars so that they follow the traffic laws.

And I am working on a planning algorithm, which will allow NPC's to have their own goals and follow them. But this is still very theoretical.

What's next?

This month I plan to add a lot of new features mainly in the engine so that we are on a similar level as Unity, usw. I am thinking here of Screen Space Reflection, Screen Space Ambient Occlussion, Mask effects on the screen, camera to texture, a renderer for the soft body elements and make them accessable via the editor. The second goal is to test the AI language and improve the city generator.

Then after this month I will start a big debugging phase, where I will test the new features and make use of them. For example a detail texture could improve the visual quality of the trees, ground, usw.
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July 8

Tweet: New version with massive speed improvements

New version with massive speed improvements uploaded. Check it out!

The terrain is now also smoother!

Additional there are a lot of bug fixes. Sadly the far landscape does not work in combination infinite landscape. But this bug will also found soon!

And we added a new version to the world generator. There are now more underwater plants and coral reefs.

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About This Game

An open world sandbox game and a testbed for AI research.
Explore the world, build your own tools and fight monsters!

This is a work in progress title! We are still actively developing it (This means it has bugs, but the features will grow and you can take part in the developing process by posting your ideas)

World

Complete Dynamic World
Everything you see in the world can be changed! The blocks are much smaller and complexer than in other games!

Fight Monsters
With a state of art animation system every NPC moves smoothly through the landscape!

Build Tools
Use advanced build tools to create your own world. Objects can be composed by using of shapes, ramps, voxel blocks, transparent blocks, grate like textures, ...

Plant Simulation
This game proves a complete plant simulation. You can collect seeds, grow your own plants and the harvest them

Water Simulation
The water is totally dynamic. It can be collected by the player and placed again.

Gameplay

Multiplayer
This game has full multiplayer support. Use the custom made level editor to create custom maps for multiplayer.

Weapons
Use a lots of different weapons to fight the monsters in single player mode or your opponents in the multiplayer mode!

Hint for parents: There is no blood in this game. You do not fight humans. And scary monsters like the zombie can be disabled in the settings. A peaceful mode is available. If you think that you need more features to protect your children, feel free to contact us, we will implement them!

Engine

High End Rendering Engine
The engine supports HDR, Parallax Occlusion, Deferred Rendering, Animation Blending, Dynamic Lights, Voxel Rendering, Day and Night cycle, Particle Simulation, Water Effects, Motion Blur, ...

Physic Engine
We use the Bullet Physic Engine to create realistic physical behavior!

Modding Support
We use the Bullet Physic Engine to create realistic physical behavior!

Development Policy

And last but not least our goal is it to be nice to the gamers. This means:
  • We will not break your maps when we release a new version of the game!
  • The mod support will also be backwards compatible. So if you write a mod for this game this will also work in future version!
  • We have a demo version. If you are unsure just try it out!

Comprehensiv Feature List

  • A C++ based game engine (we created our own engine)
  • Lua-based modding support (in progress)
  • Beta Multiplayer
  • Motion captured animations
  • Infinite Landscape
  • Create your own landscape via a heightmap and vegetation density map
  • Special multiplayer editor with which you can create maps!
  • A lot of different block types (see wiki)
  • Pregenerated landscape: You can start playing the game in seconds!
  • Special shapes: Cylinder, Ramp, Arch, ...
  • Torches, lamps, camp fires (with dynamic shadows)
  • Chests
  • Doors
  • Boat
  • Water simulation
  • Electric wires (LEDs, buttons, ...)
  • Growing of plants and trees
  • A bed
  • Weapons (stick, sword, pistole, machine gun, grenade launcher, shotgun, sniper rifle)
  • A lot of different monsters: bears, zombies, wolves, sheeps, red deer, spiders, monkeys
  • Dungeons: natural and man made.
  • Dungeons with monsters, chests and furniture
  • Ruins
  • 3D scanned stones
  • Grids
  • Paintings
  • Signs
  • Different types of landscapes
  • Caves
  • Ruins
  • Fire simulation
  • Heat simulation
  • Crafting via recipes
  • Voxel renderer
  • Deferred Rendering System
  • HDR Renderer
  • High End Animation System
  • Bullet Physic Engine
  • In-Game Entity Editor
  • Day and night cycle
  • Sky rendering system (physically correct)
  • Master of materials (some blocks have submaterials)
  • And of course such things as loading and saving do work. You can also die in the game, there is an inventory. When you die you will drop your backpack.

What we are planning:

  • Top-Research Level AI System, which will create cities, npc and a complete dynamic world!
  • Full-World Simulation: No more culling! A complete world with thousands of active NPC's is simulated.
  • Faster update (we want to be abled to drive with a car in the game)
  • Electronics: CPU, Keyboard, LCD
  • Even better mod support, documentation
  • Cars and other vehicles
  • Automatic generated buildings and better ruins
  • Train / Minecart
  • Automatic generated quests
  • Multiplayer modes: Capture the Flag, Conquest, Team Deathmatch
  • When the graphics cards support it, we will use real-time raytracing!

If you unsure just check out the demo!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP 32Bit , Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (32Bit or 64Bit)
    • Processor: 2 Ghz (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL® 1.4 Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4096 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: If you are unsure if your pc meets the requirement checkout the demo.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (64Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL® 2.0 Compatible Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8192 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: If you are unsure if your pc meets the requirement checkout the demo.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9, 10.10, not OS X 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GT 750 M
    • Storage: 4096 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9, 10.10, not OS X 10.11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GT 750 M
    • Storage: 8192 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 2 Ghz (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL® 1.4 Compatible Graphics Card
    • Storage: 4096 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL® 2.0 Compatible Graphics Card
    • Storage: 8192 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

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