Bionite: Origins is an Action-Strategy game based on hover tank warfare, set on various planets and moons throughout the solar system. Action-Strategy games are also called "hybrids" because they combine the FPS and RTS elements into the most engaging gaming experience available for the PC.
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Dec 24, 2015

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Why Early Access?

“We decided to release on Early Access because we want input from the gaming community. During the time we are in Early Access we will be working on the Multiplayer version of the game. We would like input from the community on how to make the MP version the best it can be by reducing griefing, cheating and increase game/team balancing.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The game will be in Early Access for approximately 6 months.”

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

“The Full Version of the game will include the character weapons, the sniper rifle and the jet pack. We are working on adding the complete factory elements so players can build custom vehicles. From the Factory players will be able to outfit their and their wingmen's vehicles with different engines, shields, hulls, navigation systems, and weapons. We will also be adding the Multiplayer version for up to 16 players on a team, including full team strategy mode and coop mode,

During our time on Early Access we will be adding:
  • The customizable weapons loadout system and vehicle customization system for the Factory
  • The pilot sniper rifle and jet pack.
  • At least three additional maps on a variety of planets, moons, and asteroids.
  • At least two more vehicles such as the APC and the mobile Howitzer
  • Several more weapons types to add to the arsenal / armory.
  • Customizable Wingmen attack patterns that can be created within the game and saved for use during battle.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the Early Access release players can play in Skirmish Mode against the computer.

This includes:
  • Playing as a commander and as a pilot in First Person, Third Person, Extended Third Person, and Satellite View.
  • Building complex bases with many assets: Factories, Recyclers, Satellite Towers, Bunkers, Service Bays, and Armories.
  • Creating defensive perimeters around bases to protect against enemy attacks, using a variety of gun towers and turrets.
  • Building custom squads of wingmen for commanding in battle.
  • Coordinating wingmen and repair assets for deployment in the field of battle.
  • Resource Management of Bionite and electricity with Scavengers and Power Stations.
  • Upgrading wingmen weapons with the Armory.
  • Using night vision during inclement weather.
  • Skirmish mode on 3 maps located on Mars, Venus, and the Moon.
  • Seven distinct Vehicles including; Bayonet, Rhino, Archer, Kodiak, HammerHead, Longbow, and the Lynx Tanks.
  • A wide variety of weapon types including lasers, mortar, rockets, missiles, miniguns, cannons, and EMP's.
  • Player Ranking based on experience points earned.
  • Fly in Formation command for wingmen to form up on the commander for coordinated attacks on the enemy.
  • Command as a pilot, from within the tank, or from the Bunker (sat view).

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

“We expect the price to increase at the full launch of the game.”

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

“We want to involve the gaming community in our development process through input about how to make the game better, more challenging and easier to learn how to play.”
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April 14

Were Finally Getting Ready to Release an Update

Sorry about the delay updating the game, but we had alot of work to do and even more testing. By the end of this month we will have a major overhaul posted with more bug fixes than i can list and a new map. We have spent hundreds of hours getting this new update done. Some of the improvements:

No more fixed camera, we moved it to a rotating one that is much smoother and easier to aim.

Better Vehicle handling and maneuvering using better physics.

Bug fixes for the AI that werent quit working as good as they should. The slow extractor for example, is fixed.

The new interior for the Bayonet, the Longbow, and Rhino.

The new map for Mars is a trainer with tool tips but focuses more on engaging the enemy in battle.

New Patrol State for the wingmen. Now you can set nav beacons around your base and tell your wingmen to Patrol using those beacons as waypoints.

The preliminary character mesh with the sniper rifle and the jetpack might be in this release. It might have to wait until the next one if I cant get it working right.

The Water Mine Mission on Europa will be done at the end of May and the Pit Mine Mission at the end of June. Once the first four singleplayer maps are done, were going to move to full release.

Immediately after full release were going to start testing MP and continue to add maps and new content. Thanks to everyone that has supported our mission of bringing this game to life, were working on hella more content and new maps right now.

I did a quick shadowplay video of one of the Actors in the upcoming mission on mars. Part of this mission is to stop the Bomb Truck from entering the Protien Farm Dome. If it gets in there, this is what happens...
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About This Game

Over 6 years in development, BIONITE: Origins is the first in a series of games set in the future of mankind. The mysterious element called “Bionite” is accidentally found on Venus by a crew of prospectors looking for deposits of Helium3. They soon learn that Bionite has a very unique quality that has laid dormant for thousands of years. In order to extract the Bionite a massive mining operation is built on Venus. As the result of a minor disagreement with the military, a group of scientists are banished from Earth and form their own faction dedicated to stopping the military. Because of its nefarious uses by the military and the spread of mining facilities throughout the galaxy, the Rebel Faction has dedicated itself to stopping all Bionite production. Players can participate in battles on the Military Side (IMI) or for the Rebel Faction. Sniping an enemy vehicle for infiltrating the enemy base is a great way to launch a sneak attack…

The game includes 3 maps; The Emze Mine (located on Venus), Biodome 24 (located on Mars), and Hadley’s Hope (located on the Moon). This release is a single player version against the computer which includes Skirmish Mode. The fully developed turn based missions are currently in development and will be released with the Full Version. It is also intended to introduce gamers to the complex command system used in the game. There is a learning curve for Bionite: Origins and requires some time to develop the skills necessary to lead a successful campaign against the enemy. We like to think of the game as “Chess on Steroids”. It requires players to understand how to develop successful military strategies while relying on vehicle-driving skills to win and advance in rank.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz+ / AMD 2.0 GHz+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 6600GT+ / ATI X700+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz+ / AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 3600+
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7800GT+ /ATI X1900+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
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