X-Morph: Defense – Schmetterling Engine Features Video
It was released by EXOR Studios, a video highlighting the technology features of the Schmetterling Engine that is powering X-Morph: Defense its upcoming twin-stick shooter, tower defense hybrid. Thanks to the power of the Schmetterling Engine the game is running in fluid 60FPS on all console platforms and even in 144FPS on high-end PCs.
Check out the Technology Showcase video of X-Morph: Defense, showcasing the games’ features:
“Fully destructible environments
The Schmetterling engine was built with the intention of enabling game designers to create fully destructible environments. The dynamic destruction system in X-Morph: Defense allows players to precisely choose how they want to collapse buildings. The falling direction depends on how a building was cut down and is calculated in real-time based on the building’s physical properties. It is possible to cut a building in half or to just collapse a part of it. This technology allowed us to introduce collapsible buildings as a gameplay mechanic. Players can strategically block passages within a level to make it tougher for enemies to reach the X-Morph core
Tree deformation and forest fires
The Schmetterling engine includes advanced tree simulation technology. Each explosion can bend surrounding trees depending on the force of the shockwave. Some aircraft and large, fast-moving projectiles also create wind fields that can bend trees. Forest fires may also appear during the heat of the battle as some explosions can ignite trees and the fire can jump from one tree to another in a short time.
Advanced physics effects
One of the design goals for X-Morph: Defense was to create an entirely dynamic and responsive environment. The Schmetterling engine allowed us to efficiently simulate physical shockwave effects from all explosions. Every piece of debris can be pushed back and bounce off the surrounding environment. This also allowed us to create some unique special effects like the Gravitational Singularity which can rip apart most enemy units. It creates a whirling vortex of broken enemy parts high above the ground. Any bullet, missile or debris that flies into its radius is affected by its strong gravitational pull
X-Morph: Defense will launch on August 30th simultaneously on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows 10 for $19.99.
About X-Morph: Defense:
You are the X-Morph – an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources and terraform the surface. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into the heat of the battle. Build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction. Possess a range of unique alien weapons and use defense strategies like you’ve never seen before in this genre.”
For more information on X-Morph: Defense, visit its official website.