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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Novus Inceptio is our dream project and it is more like our baby. In order to continue working on it for 100 %, it is necessary that the game generates needed finance for development. We think that the time comes to engage you – players. To get to know what is wrong, where the flaws are, and get your comments and ideas. The game is developed by slowly expanding small team and because we would like to develop game for players, we need feedback from you, players. Therefore we have chosen early access instead of crowdfunding campaign – which wouldn´t have brought us such a valuable feedback. This is how, together, we can create a game which we are all going to really enjoy. We choose the stragegy of telling the truth and not to promise anything that is not possible to create – but at the same time we believe in the motto: “nothing is impossible”.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Everything depends on how we manage to tune all gaming elements to get performance without any collision. Due to demanding character of the development we can´t promise any terms.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version of the game may look different to its first version. Everything depends on the whole gaming community. The plans are ambitious but rather than promising great changes, we plan to issue new upgrades regularly.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Recently, everything that is in the game is not 100 % tuned and functional. It is possible to find small or even main flaws. Everything is being solved in detail but also in complexity with consideration of our entire plan and the game concept. Right now everything in the game is important and essential for the first tests and entertaining playing.
Optimalization of the game will be done according to players' feedback. So if you have difficulty to launch the game on your PC (pls. check minimum hardware requirements) do not condemn it. We really work hard and the required performance is probably going to change over some time.

Current status, you can watch here: Trello Road map/bugs.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“This is a very tricky question – it is not possible to answer it so simply. The actual price of early access is set as a contribution to the game development. The final price may or may not stay the same.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“During first days (could be months) optimalization and solution of the main bugs will be done. We try to listen to the game community and tune gaming elements with their participation. But it is not always possible to change everything according to demands of the game community – this is why every request will be properly judged not to ruin our entire plan and the game concept. The final full version of the game should be a work of cooperation of everyone who is willing to join us and help with finding essential flaws or new ideas. Even now a lot of gaming elements are tuned based on testers or fans' responses.”
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October 26

Update 0.53.016 - 018



Hello everyone,
we bring you a new minor update.
This year, we joined the 3rd anniversary event and the Halloween event in one. Some players do not like these events, so from now it is possible to turn them off (in the main menu).
But there are also many players who are looking forward to these events;)

This update is relatively smaller and rather focuses on minor repairs of new or older bugs.
We spent a lot of time dealing with nVidia cards and integrated graphics - this issue has caused us a lot of problems (when the game was runs under integrated graphics).

We know that the update rate of the last months is not as frequent as before.
But we still have big plans with our game, and some steps require a really big hit in the whole game (tuning the characters animation, which will allow us to implement firearms and horse riding - but this is really a big step that takes a lot of time and work) .
On the other hand, we have to keep our game / business in positive sales numbers - unfortunately, the sale numbers is slowly falling and is no longer able to make a reasonable profit for fulltime development. Therefore, we also need to take additional steps to ensure a sufficient income for the development of this game.
Soon we will inform you more - but certainly Novus Inceptio does not end - it is our child and primary project!
(only we need to ensure sufficient income for further full-fledged development)

Thank you so much for your patience, loyalty and support!

EDIT:
We certainly did not want to unleash a discussion on company income etc.
We just wanted to prepare the our players for situation when we must create and finish a new smaller project (about which we want to inform after the new year - the new project is already in the finishing phase) at this time.
And also that it will not threaten the development of the NI.
New small project is to ensure the continuation of our company and to support the development of NI.


New Content
  • Starting the 3rd Anniversary Event.
  • Starting the Halloween event.
  • Both events can be turned off in the main menu.
  • Halloween event quest - A new Hat is the main reward (include 2016 and 2017 Hats).
  • 3rd Anniversary Quest - A new sculpture is the main reward (include 2016 and 2017 sculptures).
  • Two new achievements that will be fulfilled after the 3nd Anniversary quest is finished.

Gameplay Changes
  • Removed the ability to turn off the dark edge around the game - this graphic element has been completely removed from the game.
  • It is now possible to disable the collision model of the camera (when is disabled - the camera ignores collisions with surrounding objects) turn off or on you can in Settings -> Gameplay
  • In the underground temple was removed the inactive teleport (which caused some misunderstanding during the quest's fulfillment).

Issue fixes
  • Fixed a collision door model in the dungeon.
  • Fixed the quest display in the quest journal (if the tutorial quest and normal / event quest is displayed at one time).
  • The logic of "Mix of dried herbs" and "Dried specific herbs" has been fixed, this item is no longer defined as a pure herb (which caused problems and confusion / consumption of these items during the production of oneself).
  • Correction of the FPS indication (when the color definitions were swapped (red and yellow).
  • Fixed some small bugs in game code.
  • Dungeon - slightly increased performance.
  • Added libraries for some nVidia cards that improve the compatibility for nVidia GPU systems and integrated graphics (to launch the game directly under nVidia and not under the integrated GPU).

0.53.017
  • Fixed a small typing error

0.53.018
  • Correction of inventory icons for 3rd statue.
  • Alchemy station no longer produces silk.
  • Correction of the collision behaviour for the stairs in the dungeon.
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September 6

Update 0.52.023 - 024



Hello everyone,
so after a some break there is a new update.

This is the first update from the newly planed and prepared updates for this autumn and winter.
And this first update does not bring much at first glance, but the opposite is true.

We do not want to burden you with lots of edits and preparations in the background of the game. Which are not visible but are essential for further development of the game, and rather we look at the news you can now play.

So we have prepared a new anomaly - it is a procedural dungeon that is ready for gradual expansion and upgrading.
This dungeon is always a little different and you always find some reward at the end.
Part of this dungeon is the new raw material "Ergastulum" - it is basically the best material in the game (for current time) and we will still balance him.
Anyway, this material is only found in the new Dungeon.

There are some further preparations and modifications - see the slightly modified anomaly "Ruined City", ("Hostile A2-A" patrol around the City! )etc.
All this is in consistent of the upcoming things that are planned.

So now for the crucial one - why was there a pause so long?
The pause in the development was unplanned, but we are happy for this work break.
We needed a lot of rest - the burn-out effect was slowly comes, and it was better for us to take a pause. Before being we defeated by the final pressure and ending up badly (both on health and on the job side).
So we used the summer holidays and revitalized us. Finally, after a long time, we could spend time on our families too. After all, we did not stop for a long time and preferred to work (which is also not good).

But it was not all about only relaxing - we was do it a lot of work and planning.
We have other new anomalies (this still needs to be fine tuned before we can release it) and basic parts of the game code and logic for further content and tuning.
But the main thing is that we are back in full at work.

Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.



Below is a list of this update:

New content
  • New Anomaly "Dungeon"
  • "Dungeon Anomaly" - This is a procedurally generated dungeon that is not always the same and will be further developed (in future updates).
  • "Dungeon Anomaly" - Each dungeon always contains the following parts in the specified sequence:
  • 1) Start
  • 2) Corridors or rooms
  • 3) Some Quest or location with raw materials
  • 4) Corridors or rooms
  • 5) Creatures
  • 6) Corridors or rooms
  • 7) Some Quest or location with raw materials
  • 8) Corridors or rooms
  • 9) Final Creatures (Boss :) - a selection of heavy ingame creatures (Bear, Basilisk, Skorpion)
  • 10) Corridors or rooms
  • 11) Room with a reward
  • 12) Exit
  • "Dungeon Anomaly" - New material for production - Ergastulum - is currently the best material in the game.
  • Ergastulum can only be obtained in the dungeon (predominantly as a final reward).
  • New Item Ergastulum Silk
  • New Item Ergastulum Branch
  • New Item Ergastulum Ore
  • New Item Ergastulum Ingot
  • New Item Ergastulum Pelt
  • New Item Ergastulum Stone
  • New Item Ergastulum Shaft
  • New Item Scroll to invoke Dungeon Anomaly (can be bought or obtained as a reward)
  • New Recipe Ergastulum Ingot
  • New Recipe Ergastulum Shaft

Gameplay changes
  • The feeling of cold is now beginning at -2.5 (Celsius), not +5 (Celsius)
  • The feeling of heat now begins at +39 (Celsius), not +35 (Celsius)
  • It is already possible to fill an empty bottles placed in the skill bar (only when you a while standing in the water).
  • The fracture can also be treated with bandages and healing covers - but with less chance of success.
  • "New players" - Aggressive monsters don't spawn in the world, if player do not have finished the basic tutorial.
  • "New players" - Anomalies are no longer generated, if player do not have finished the basic tutorial.
  • "New players" - Scrolls for anomaly invoke can not be used, if player do not have finished the basic tutorial.
  • "New players" - The reach of the safe zone was be reduced at the startup temple so that new players can place items on the ground around the start location.
  • The Blueprint icons in the inventory are now showing whether the blueprint is learned or not.
  • If you dig a planted tree, the quality of the seedlings is diminishing.
  • Obtaining seedlings after harvesting farm fields is again influenced by FARMING skill = greater chances of obtaining seedlings (up to 100%).
  • Improving Kits must have the same or higher Tier as the item to which they are used.
  • Custom player Trees after cutting already give the correct ql / tier.
  • Doe now has a better model size with respect to player size (smaller model).
  • Mitigated and modified interval of idle sounds for monsters.
  • Adjusted Anomaly "Ruined City" (preparation for additional content):
  • "Ruined City Anomaly" - New and better placed flora (trees, shrubs, rocks, etc.).
  • "Ruined City Anomaly" - Monsters now move more outside the city.
  • "Ruined City Anomaly" - New "Hostile A2-A" patrol around the City! Be careful it's not possible to kill them - if they find you they will throw you out of the anomaly.

Game background core changes
  • Edit several core scripts in the background of the game.
  • Troubleshooting minor deficiencies with regard to future content.
  • Modifying and debug some game assets.

Issue fixes
  • Beehive Chip can no longer be used for fiber or straw production.
  • Herbal tiling already correctly requires water as one of the ingredients.
  • Scrolls to invoke anomalies are no longer visible in the filter (in inventory) for the food.
  • Correction minor collisions with the uniqueness of each item (system error).
  • Correction of Czech translation.
  • Correction of the interaction script.

Hotfix 0.52.024
  • Fixed problem with tree cutting.
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RECENT MAJOR UPDATES

New character UI and passive bonuses


A brand new character window where you will find lots of information and especially passive bonuses!

These passive bonuses essentially influence the behavior of the game - and they can help you them a lot (reducing production time, getting better items, etc.).
Passive bonuses values is multiples, so the more bonuses you have are they stronger.




New character window
  • Totally new character UI.
  • The ability to better see your stats and attributes (more information will be added later).
  • The ability to see your character and rotate with her + zooming.
  • Comprehensive Skill Information + Information what stats is increased.
  • Easier activation of active skill for the skill bar.
  • Special passive bonuses.

Passive bonuses
  • Your character can now divide the points for aging and for the next generation.
  • For each character year you get one AGE POINTS (points is only gained from the age 18 to 75 years old).
  • For each generation, you get 5 GENERATION POINTS.
  • These points can be divided into passive bonuses.
  • Distributed points can be reset at any time.

Mining stations

Build your own mining stations that will work even if you are not in the game.




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Warning!

This is an Early Access game, please read the game specification before purchasing it. Buy the game only if you understand and agree with the game specification and if you are willing to accept eventual flaws/bugs and all the changes that may occur as a result of the game development. This could also mean removing all user data. When purchasing the game you also agree to participate on tuning and testing it.
Information mentioned below does not have to be valid in the current version of the game. Specifications and HW requirements may vary during further game development.
Thank you for your understanding!

PROLOGUE

Novus Inceptio is a survival RPG set to our planet, but far in the future. Despite of the fact that the game is labeled as a survival game, it is not a typical survival challenge type of a game. This is mainly because survival elements create just the background of the game and the main aim is shifted to very complex craft system and building values in the game. Novus Inceptio is about calm playing experience which is similar to strategic and relaxing style of playing. The game contains a unique system of resources heredity and offers interaction with every game object. The objects serve not as just the background of the game.

Novus Inceptio unusually blends sci-fi and fantasy themes with a hint of post apocalyptical ideas. The story is set on the planet Earth in distant future, but not the Earth as we know it nowadays. And one of the most important topic during playing the game is to reveal the truth about those who stand at the background of everything from ancient times...

MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE GAME


DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW ON A SURVIVAL GAME
Do not expect a typical survival challenge game, because survival elements are slightly at the background. On one hand, it is necessary to cover basic needs to survive, but these activities are not to bother you a lot, they rather intensify the world atmosphere. On the other hand, it is not difficult to get killed or to die as a result of some kind of injury.

THE WORLD IS NOT JUST A DEAD BACKGROUND
You can interact with nearly everything from the surface of the ground, bushes, trees, to your own buildings. In the game, no plant serves just as a decoration – would you like to pick up mushroom and eat it? Go ahead, nothing stops you. Even ordinary tree does not serve only as a source of wood, but offers other materials, too (bark, leaves, branches, resin etc.).

LIVELY RELAXING ENVIRONMENT
The game contains environment with natural time flow, following daily cycle and being affected by weather changes. If you stop for a moment and listen to the sounds of the nature you would recognize in which direction a wolf is hunting, you could feel the wind taking off, or you could just let yourself go while listening to atmospheric music and you could calmly relax listening to the whisper of leaves and the wind.

COMPLEX CRAFT SYSTEM
The game craft system is based on very difficult internal logic which requires individual production of every single part of the final product. As a reward for such game mechanics you get unique items, spiced with material bonuses, e.g. it is really important whether you craft from oak or pine wood. The game also offers an option of the craft system for those who don´t want to dive in tables and calculations.

MATERIAL BONUSES
The game contains a unique system of resources heredity which is used during crafting. Therefore it is possible to craft unique items with specific characteristics which happens because of the craft complexity.

UNLIMITED CHARACTER OPTIONS
The game allows natural character development. Only personal attributes, which you use, are enhanced. You have free hands to create a mix of specialization which you truly enjoy. You don´t have to think even before the beginning of the game about choosing a proper race or profession – character attributes are automatically adjusted according to frequent character activities.

CHARACTER AGEING
Yes, during playing your character gets older and can eventually die of age and therefore can move one generation further. The ageing system is our specific system of character level up. The age are experience points and a generation is a level. You dont´t have to be afraid of ageing, because it is natural way to level up, which brings you bonuses and even better attributes.

BUILDING SYSTEM
Thanks to modular system, while building your new home, the only limiting factor is your creativity (and if not, you can always use ready-made houses). The difference in our system is in the building process. First, you take your time and plan, only when you are ready, you start gathering material and finally build your dream house.

FARMING
You can build a farm around your house and grow plants needed for cooking a good quality meal or plant your own wood and bring some exotic plants from different biomes to your home.

ANOMALIES
In the world, there are many portals to different dimensions or times. In anomalies you can come across some unique rewards, but primarily you can learn new craft recipes which are essential for any crafting. But it is vital to pay attention to any danger hidden in those portals.


SURVIVE!
At the beginning of the game you find your character in the middle of wild nature. And your equipment? Only a knife and basic tools. Luckily, you're not alone! Your small personal robot A2-A is your valuable companion, but it is not there to do all the work instead of you. And because the nature does not give things for free you need to find sources of food, heat and prepare for danger, which hides in the deep wood. Disease, injury or death is your daily bread. Over some time, when you learn the laws of the world, you will be ready for your next trip.

BUILD!
Home is a foundation of survival and developing attributes. You can build your own house or farm and focus on one of many craft specializations. The building system works using modular elements where you can plan first, and then gather required resources for final construction (which, wouldn´t be an easy task to do). The only limiting factors are knowledge of recipes for components, your own creativity, sufficient resources and skills.
Also, you can learn to craft new components by finding specific blueprints which could be found in boxes all over the world or in the anomalies.

CREATE!
Do you like crafting stuff? Then you will love Novus Inceptio! Each and every item in the game is unique and created by the player himself. Crafting of any item is a complex process based on many attributes, from a level of skill to material used. Crafting system does not dictate to the player what exact material has to be used to craft something, instead it reveals what type of a resource is needed, e.g. if you use stone to create an axe you create a stone axe, but if you use iron you manufacture an iron axe. You can use different type of material for any component, e.g. when you craft with wood, the system takes in consideration hardness of the wood.
Novus Inceptio supports crafting items by players themselves. Therefore, item quality and technology are going to improve over time together with character attributes.

EXPLORE!
It is not only about settling the world, but also about surviving and creating prosperous economy. There is the whole new world of life, danger and mystery that awaits you. There are dense forests, dry deserts, tropical jungles or busy underwater life.
You can get on a long journey to discover valuable materials or to find out the truth and real purpose of the restored planet.

BACKGROUND STORY


The dawn of gods
The Galaxy is a cold and hostile place and the creators are aware of this. They have spent billions of years searching for intelligent form of life but they have never succeeded. They started protecting several planets with more developed organisms by all means available. They say: "Life must not die out." But at the same time, they understand all the great risks awaiting for every civilization. Therefore, the creators try to prevent destructive genocides by discreet DNA manipulation and information adding.

Rebellious believers
From the dawn of human civilization the creators stood beside human race. As gods, they secretly influenced physical and technological evolution or even psychological maturing of the civilization. But nobody is perfect, not even gods. Instead of maintaining peace and prosperity, humans tended to worship war and they forgot everything about their gods.
The creators realized that their experiment failed and they no longer possess the powers to stop this fanatic madness among humans. When their last messenger died they returned through a portal to where they came from. To a different planet? Or to another reality? Nobody knows for sure. But what we do know is that they have never stopped collecting data through the portal.

The end of the world
The next important step of the human civilization took place nearly 2000 years later. During this era the nuclear fission was discovered and the whole planet became full of atomic blasts. The war was frightfully quick and effective. Those who could not hide into underground bunkers were hit by radiation and died. From billions of humans barely a few hundred thousand people survived. Without people knowing the creators received information about the end of human world, they became furious that people are so irresponsible and they returned to the Earth to wipe-out the entire human race of the planet.

Human 2.0
The desolated planet kept orbiting the sun. Slowly throughout millennia it was getting rid of the deadly radiation. Finally, the creators decided to launch a new experiment. With samples of human DNA and with the help of infinite information database they returned life back to the planet. Also, they created new humans - Homo Novus to inhabit the recovering planet. And in order not to make the same mistake as before, the creators decided to accompany each and every new human clone with a personal robot A2-A.

Discover worlds!
A2-A is something like a guardian angel. It helps and protects people and it gradually offers complicated knowledge to them. In addition to this, it monitors behavior of each clone to prevent aggressive behaviour which caused the collapse of the previous civilization.
And yet the monitoring and controling system is not reliable enough for the creators to trust it and that is why the creators installed some anomalies on the planet so the clones can travel back in time and learn from the mistakes of the past civilizations. And who knows? Maybe this would be the beginning of a new civilization which finally devotes its time to discover and learn, rather than kill and destroy.

And the Creators? This time they are not leaving. They are analyzing the data from thousands of A2-As and waiting for the right moment to introduce themselves to their children personally .

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required. Integrated graphics cards are not supported.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-Bit Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel I7-3770, AMD FX 8350 4.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 2 GB Video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Internet connection required. Integrated graphics cards are not supported.

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