We answer your questions about Avoyd - feel free to ask us more in the comments!
What is Avoyd?
Avoyd is an abstract 6 degrees of freedom First Person Shooter voxel game. The editable terrain is made of constrained morphing voxels.
If you want to know more, check out our devlog and the interview we gave on Warp Door.
How do I use the Avoyd voxel editor?
We've written some instructions in the Avoyd Guides forum and recorded videos showing how to use the editor. You'll find the videos under the Voxel Editor playlist on the Avoyd Youtube channel. If you're stuck, the best thing to do is to check the Avoyd support forum and ask us a question there, or contact us on Twitter, Facebook or by email.
When will Avoyd be finished?
Avoyd can already be downloaded from our home page, with currently only the Editor component available to use. We plan to carry on crafting the game over time, evolving and updating it continuously. You'll find detailed information about each release in our changelog.
What is the minimum specification to use Avoyd?
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or equivalent CPU with at least two cores
GPU - Intel HD4000 or equivalent, uses OpenGL 3.2. Future versions may require Vulkan support.
RAM - 2 GB
Disk space - ~30MB for install but saved voxel models can require significant storage
Peripherals - mouse and keyboard to start with.
Runtime Compiled C++ for rapid iteration - I'm the author of RCC++.
GLFW for platform independent OpenGL Window & Input handling
OpenAL Soft for Audio
RakNet for Networking (using just the low level network code).
NanoVG for HUD elements
ImGui for GUI
A modified version of SJSON for settings files
LZ4 for compression
To follow my progress with the game technology, see the game tech topic on our devlog.
Will Avoyd be single, multiplayer...?
Avoyd will support both single-player and cooperative multiplayer (pve).
We're pondering whether to include pvp team multiplayer or not; currently we think we won't in the early versions of the game.
Will it be possible to play offline / over a LAN?
Yes, you'll be able to play on your own without an internet connection, or once networking support is enabled with friends over a LAN or the Internet.
Will I be able to host my own server?
At some point we will release a stand along server, so you'll be able to run it and invite people to connect to the game you are playing.
Will Avoyd be DRM free?
Yes, some functionality may require a valid user account, but we plan to ensure the game can work even if services are unavailable.
What inspired you to make Avoyd?
The original Avoyd we now call Avoyd 1999 (you can download it free from our site), Quite's haunting zeo-x-s demo, Rez (Area 4 in particular), FPSs we've liked to play like Unreal Tournament, Descent, and much more.
Can I publish screenshots, videos etc. of Avoyd?
Yes, you can freely use and publish any images, videos etc based on Avoyd. We would just appreciate a mention, and if you want to send us a link, we'd love to see what you've made :)
Specifically for Youtube:
Direct link to the statement: https://www.enkisoftware.com/faq#youtubemonetisation. For further info about the monetisation issue on Youtube, see the "Let's Play"-friendly developers' website.