|Influences||Noctis, Infinity: A Quest for Earth, Doryen|
|Official site of Infiniverse|
Infiniverse is a space-themed "massively" multiplayer online exploration and trading game in development since 2008. While not a roguelike in the strictest sense, it features common elements of the genre, like procedural content generation and ascii graphics.
The goal of the project is to create a huge, almost infinite, yet interesting universe for the players to explore. This is achieved through heavy use of procedural generation techniques such as Perlin noise. Some articles written by the developer are available on the subject.
- The universe contains billions of stars
- Each solar system is visitable, with accessible planets
- Most things are generated dynamically on-the-fly, with zero loading time
- Multiple "zoom-levels": galaxy, starmap, solar system view, orbital view, planet surface and planet detail level (+ special level for things like starship interiors)
The game is not yet released, though some techdemos and media is available. The game engine, as well as the server, is functional, but most of the actual gaming features are missing. The best source for progress updates and current state of development is the homepage.