The primary game genre we are building is survival simulation. This genre can operate as a single player game but also has interesting possibilities for multiplayer collaborative play and construction in future versions. In this respect we are excited about creating a distributed blockchain based multiplayer implementation after the initial single player version.
The engine can run real-time interactive planet simulations so users can create unique planets from scratch or terraform from existing known planets as a starting point.
A local planet simulator is intensely compute intensive and is a product for the high end PC hardware enthusiast. Earthsim is designed for the latest PC hardware and for the PC hardware that is yet to be made.
Alpha 0.1 Q2
- Basic renderer
- Single Tile up to 32x32k Landscape
- Basic Water + Sand Earth Sim
- Simple Biosphere
- Basic editor
Alpha 0.3 Q4
- Core gameplay for initial testing
- Rendering / Simulating up to 10Million concurrent organisms.
- Editor: Integrate key user feedback
Alpha 0.2 Q3
- Volumetric atmospherics, clouds formation
- Sim – Lava/Water Interactions
- Enhanced editor
CPU: 4 Core with AVX2, 8GB Main memory
GPU: Discrete GPU with 4GB memory
This spec can handle landscapes upto 4k in real time
CPU: 8 Core with AVX2, 16GB Main Memory
GPU: 8 GB memory
This spec can handle landscapes of up to 8k in real-time. All game levels will run very well with this spec:
For editing and simulation of extra large landscapes of 16k and 32k in real time – 60Hz framerates, 16 or more cores are required.
A GPU with more than 8 GB memory and higher performance will enable higher res rendering and higher resolution atmosphere/smoke/clouds for volumetric atmospheric raytracing effects.
If you are interested in Earthsim and think you have the skills to help, we are growing the core team.
We have space for a good technical artist, an experienced back end and blockchain coder (we are considering Cardano as one of our options) and a talented engineer to join the gameplay/tools team.
Discord server: https://discord.gg/h8aDJthTk5