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CaptNKILL
11-30-06, 09:02 PM
http://www.3dgamers.com/games/penumbraoverture/downloads/

It isn't really ground breaking but it is pretty impressive, especially for a small development studio. It looks very accurate, very smooth and above all, realistic.

The graphics are also really nice.

I'm really glad they decided to make a game out of the original tech demo. :)

nutcrackr
11-30-06, 10:52 PM
It's pretty impressive how the physics interaction is done, works really well for this adventure/first person game. The demo showed a lot of these features and it ads quite a bit to the immersion. :)

jAkUp
11-30-06, 11:21 PM
The drawers were cool :) Nicely done.

SH64
12-03-06, 07:40 AM
Amazing stuff! cant wait for the next vids :)
maybe if they can take some advantage of the Quantum Physics ? :p

jAkUp
12-03-06, 12:40 PM
I think they are making an in house physics engine. Quantum physics is limited to havok FX right?

SH64
12-03-06, 01:07 PM
I think they are making an in house physics engine. Quantum physics is limited to havok FX right?
Yeah thats AFAIK. unless they license Quantum physics to be integrated into their physics engine or something ?!

Gaco
12-03-06, 01:26 PM
Is that the video where some guy dev is trying to convince us that everything reacts realistically and the physics are amazing, and he throws dynamite in between 3 pallets without them even getting a scratch, just making a little jump? :|

jolle
12-03-06, 03:14 PM
I think they are making an in house physics engine. Quantum physics is limited to havok FX right?
As I understand it, Quantum Physics doesnt appear to be more then the ability to run physics (among other things) on the GPU, on any given number of SPs while the rest handle the graphics.. (I have atleast not seen anything more tangible then that)
Um.. Ive read Havok is evaluating using CUDA, probably for running physics on the G80.. most likely more powerful then wrapping over D3d or OGL (Which I think they are doing, not sure tho)
I assume anyone COULD run physics on the G80, not just Havok.. Who incidently is the only one with a GPU assisted physics engine right now afaik.

Toss3
12-03-06, 03:49 PM
Looks a lot like hl2 to me. Btw. here's another link: http://www.penumbra-overture.com/media.htm

SH64
12-03-06, 03:52 PM
Looks a lot like hl2 to me. Btw. here's another link: http://www.penumbra-overture.com/media.htm
But it gives more control than HL2 (i.e. pushing/pulling doors , levers , drawers .. etc) .. no game i've seen yet gives you all this physical/interactive control with objetcs.

Gaco
12-03-06, 04:13 PM
Looks a lot like hl2 to me. Btw. here's another link: http://www.penumbra-overture.com/media.htm

Worse than HL2. In HL2 stuff could break :(

SH64
12-03-06, 05:55 PM
Worse than HL2. In HL2 stuff could break :(
Why being so pessimistic & criticizing ?!
remember this whole thing just started as a 3 students school project & not the work of a big respected company .. so what you see now is just more than amazing considering that fact.
if you & your friends can come up with something that even close to this then lets see it , otherwise i dont see a reason for you to compare this to Havok or whine about some missing details/features .. you should support them instead & give these guys a chance to prove themselves. their work graphics & physics-wise so far is just astonishing!