When you are building rockets, you're most likely going to run into the occasional rapid unscheduled disassembly. It happens to even the most experienced rocket surgeons. You might as well embrace it and take advantage of the opportunity and snag some spectacular photos.

In addition to the visuals, we also improved the physics of the explosions quite a bit. Now larger fuel tanks will create much larger explosions. We also approximate the surface area of parts and use that to determine how much it should react to an explosion. I've spent far too many hours now sitting on the launch pad blowing up parts before realizing that I had long ago crossed the line between working and playing. Don't tell the other devs.

Here are some more great shots I got this weekend. And of course, a GIF to make this post look complete.

I apologize to the BaconAircraft, Tully, CjrLdy, Shigure, and CoolPeach for blowing up their beautiful crafts.

I would like to apologize to everyone for the intermittent outages on our websites. Our service provider is having issues and they are aware of the issue and working on it. Hopefully, they will figure this out soon.

Also, I should probably mention something about schedule (I know my fellow devs love when I talk about the S-word). We are not going to be launching in October and we are now most likely going to be launching in early November. Please, don't send me any black licorice. I have already purchased some and will be munching on it soon. Sorry for the slippage, but thanks for sticking with us! We hope it will be worth the wait!


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    I hope this Game will be Nice at the End :)

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    Same a bit like ksp

    12 days ago
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    Will there be different graphics for the decouplers?

    16 days ago
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    SImpleRockets 2 will be rival for KSP?

    +2 24 days ago
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    @Voltaia ok then

    26 days ago
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    102 JetFly

    @SupremeDorian I mean putting bombs face retrograde, put them on a detacher with ag1 with engines on ag1 too, so when you press ag1, the bomb detaches and turns the engine on

    27 days ago
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    Beautiful.

    27 days ago
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    @JetFly That's what I meant by manually deorbiting it. Though, kinetic bombardment would be far better. Wouldn't violate the treaty, either. But that's real world talk, not SR2 talk.

    28 days ago
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    102 JetFly

    @SupremeDorian isn't retrograde burn enough?

    29 days ago
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    @JetFly You'll need to manually deorbit the projectiles. I doubt you can deploy a bomb at enough force to deorbit it into Smearth.

    29 days ago
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    102 JetFly

    @ocso639 bombing smearth from space is cool

    29 days ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Hey Andrew will you at launch or after launch have it like KSP so that you need a connection to the Space centre to control a probe so that there is actually a reason for satellites and relay networks.

    29 days ago
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    @cellmembrane https://www.simplerockets.com/Forums/View/496/SimpleRockets-2-FAQ

    It's not a year later like I thought, but IOS will be released after PC in 2019

    +1 one month ago
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    @cellmembrane
    While they said this, If you actually read some of Andrews comments and posts, he said to me it will be next year.

    one month ago
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    @AndrewGarrison

    I just had a thought, after the release date, will we be able to apply to get the beta version? You know, so we can beta test update before release? But if you just keep the same people from now, people might thinks it's unfair. Thanks, Nm.

    one month ago
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    It would be really cool if it was on consoles but that would probably be lots of hard work

    one month ago
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    0 Iron17

    @MyMessage It should mean "Schedule"

    one month ago
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    360 MyMessage

    S word?....

    one month ago
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    100... and 1

    one month ago
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    @Voltaia When Jundroo started developing the game, they said right away "both versions for pc and mobile will come out at the same time"

    +1 one month ago
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    264 ShakzDar

    Basically, a rocket can be turned into intercontinental missile

    +2 one month ago
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    @ocso639 Unless you make a plane with bombs etc.

    one month ago
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    I don't think weapons go well with rockets, maybe a mod will add weapons.

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    @BillyMathewson They are currently working on bugs and other things, but weapons would probably be added some months after the release or they could not be added at all, but SR2 will have a Mod Support, so probably someone would create a mod with weapons.

    +1 one month ago
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    Can you bring weapons to the game. Maybe that will be the next post.

    one month ago
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