Build The Battlefield!
You create the terrain the battles will be waged on thanks to the game's unique mechanics.
Strategy Maxed Out
Each level consists of logical, strategic and tactical phases that build on one another.
Giant Space Battles
Thousands of ships clash in mighty space battles.
100k units in multiplayer. Custom DX12 rendering pipeline in UE4, custom netcode, pathfinding, movement. 1500 bytes/sec (1.5KB) of bandwidth. Deterministic lockstep P2P of the floating-point variety. Animation handled via compute shaders, pathfinding and movement are on the CPU. Play Horu v [...]Read More
For the past 3 months I’ve been busy full time with making a giant army renderer from the ground up in UE4 and it’s finally finished. It can render up to a million units 3x faster than stock Unreal Engine and is hopefully using many of the latest & greatest DirectX 12 tricks: single draw ca [...]Read More
Computes everything in compute shaders on the GPU, including LODs and frustum culling. No GPU-CPU stalls anymore, it’s faster than HISM or ISM. Since around 4.22 Epic has exposed indirect rendering via the RHI mostly because of Niagara, but this is a custom rendering component so there’s no [...]Read More
Implemented merge instancing in UE4 to render different meshes in a single draw call. Large meshes are multiple instances. Can render an entire level in a single draw call. Based on an older SIGGRAPH paper by Emil Persson of Epic Games. All the colored parts in the video below are one single draw [...]Read More
Fully deterministic unit movement integrated with custom P2P netcode. Features steering, unit clustering, 2D collision resolution, movement lanes, group splitting, regrouping on arrival and navmesh pathfinding. Animations are 100% done on the GPU to free up CPU capacity. [...]Read More
All the spaceships are running rudimentary AI with pathfinding and targeting. 6M triangles on average with 111 draw calls. Spaceship: 3k tris @ LOD 0, 60 tris @ LOD 3 Laser projectile 16 tris, no LODs Using a tricked out hierarchical instanced static mesh component (ships) and instanced static mesh [...]Read More
Decided to give Houdini a whirl and OMG just look at those realistic cliff faces that it produced. This is the beginning of a juicyful friendship! This time you’re looking at an L-shaped battle tile that fits into the forest biome. The tiny speck you see in the bottom left corner is an actual w [...]Read More
New screenshot from your favorite up & coming RTS, this time straight out of an Unreal sequencer, which is a mighty fine place to be! We have a warrior here caught in the fury of a giant, as an enterprising Diviner from another tribe tries profiting from the situation by blasting the giant wi [...]Read More
Here’s some of the new features I’ve been working on for Horu lately: flying limbs & body parts, time controls and a high enough FPS to go with it! These are 39 warriors duking it out to get to the center of the block. I’m removing their landing pods to make it easier to see what they’re [...]Read More
Don't build bases - build entire battlefields using ready-made, highly detailed battle tiles. Command robotic tribes that steal the experience and body parts of their enemies to assimilate new technology and tactics in this fast-paced, tactical RTS! A.I. is at the core of the game, along with the player-centric map building mechanic.
Development on HŌRU began in February 2017 and we are planning on launching a KickStarter in Q2-Q3 2020, so stay tuned for more on that by signing up to our Newsletter!