It's time for an update!

We have recently released 1.2.2, with the main focus of getting Free Juno out in the world, but in parallel we have been working on a lot of stuff, as we have mentioned before. What stuff?

In the latest patches we have sneaked in some performance improvements and with 1.3 we are bringing even more to the table, which will especially benefit large part count crafts. We have seen some cases that now run more than twice as fast!


New contracts

Performance aside, the main focus of this update is expanding the Career to have new contracts and some new challenges. Right now we have included 15 unique rescue contracts and a whole suite of Space Station contracts, and more are coming as we progress through the beta testing.

A lot of the effort to get these contracts done started almost a year ago and we couldn't have done them without the help of a certain elementary particle, who has balanced his studies and an internship to bring to life some really cool crafts and payloads.


Designer tools

In order to embrace proceduralism even more we are pushing things up a notch with a new suite of tools for the designer that will let you change the curvature of the nosecones to whatever shape you want, clamp the fuselages to flatten their sides allowing for really complex shapes, use any symmetry amount and even customize the lift and drag curves of the wings to your liking, so you can simulate any wing profile.

Holy holes

Depth adds a lot of detail to your builds, but often when wanting to poke a hole the complexity of a craft balloons. An overhaul on the depth masks (the tech used for the landing gears to fake their gap) allows jet engines, rocket engines and RCS to still look hollow even if you push them into other parts. You will also be able to disable the depth mask to finally have transparent landing gear and cockpits.

Wing goodies

Wings are also getting some love, now letting you attach things on their surface, having an option for auto-resize to ease having compound wings and getting smooth shapes, and with new default lift and drag curves based on xfoil simulations to ensure they are more accurate on a wider range of AoAs.


Right now the update will be available in the 1.3 beta branch of Steam, once things are stable we will get it out on the beta branch of the Complete Edition for mobile, hopefully in just a couple weeks. If you want to check out all that is new you can do so in the Release Notes

PS: There is more to come, not just the extra contracts mentioned above but also a whole suite of new stock crafts
PS2: Btw, bonus coolness factor to whoever gets the reference from the title


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    6,333 ab3

    Doing "biznus", is a reference to an episode of the show "The Office" where Creed Bratton, misspells the word "Business" into "Biznus" as part of an acronym (Season 7, Episode "Search Party")

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    amazing upd

    12 days ago
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    The mobile beta is out!

    12 days ago
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    @Pedro thanks

    14 days ago
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    Mobile beta date leaked?

    14 days ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @Amishman it is not a closed group but sadly it is a limited size in the mobile platforms, every now and then we kick everyone to give new people a chance to get in, next week I'll bring it with to rest of the team to do one

    14 days ago
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    @pedro is there a way to become a beta tester or is that a closed group?

    15 days ago
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    1,158 Periodic

    @ab3 thanks

    17 days ago
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    Will the other mobile players like me get the beta too?

    18 days ago
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    6,333 ab3

    @Pedro massive win for the mobile bruddas

    19 days ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @ab3 bingo! You've unlocked the mobile beta, it will be rolling out in the coming days

    +1 19 days ago
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    @HumanoidCreature might I redirect you to an old suggestion?

    20 days ago
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    with on all devices i mean add clouds on all devices

    20 days ago
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    one suggestion: add clouds please, with that i mean actual clouds not the clouds you see when your far from droo (on all devices)

    20 days ago
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    I think it's been quite the few weeks.

    +2 20 days ago
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    1,158 Periodic

    @Pedro In the next update (1.4), can mobile get an upgrade so that you can move the camera focus anywhere around the craft for taking photos for posts?

    21 days ago
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    I s wagg 3zsf

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    I cant wait anymore my heart is going bunk da instead of da bunk

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    @LeMagicBaguette Bugga

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    @Welliedowner nope

    24 days ago
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    is it out yet?

    24 days ago
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    @TritonAerospace i saw it on the play store and its 100k+ downloads

    +3 25 days ago
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    @TritonAerospace alot. Even me.

    26 days ago
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    @Pedro what update were the engines update?

    26 days ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @Nimrafosa sounds were recently updated, if you want to change them you can make a mod for that

    +1 27 days ago
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