It's been a while since we started this beta! We had to deal with some bureaucratic hiccups we weren't expecting but we are finally on the clear :D Now onto what comes with 1.3, which is actually a lot.

As an ice breaker, something that can be often missed: With 1.3 we are bringing some big performance improvements, which will especially benefit large part count crafts. We have seen some cases that now run more than twice as fast! On top of improving performance, we have also done some quality of life improvements that although subtle, can have a great impact on gameplay, like overhauling the Rocket Engine exhaust damage, and the visuals of the exhausts.


New contracts

Performance aside, the main focus of this update is overhauling the Career Mode experience:

  • 15 unique rescue contracts across land, water, space... even on Luna's surface!
  • A whole suite of Space Station contracts, providing you some prebuilt sections to use, while letting you shape the station however you want
  • 6 new payloads to send to orbit and land on Droo's moons and a new payload to send on its journey to the stars
  • Crew Bonuses, which will give you Tech Points if you complete some of the contracts while having crew aboard
  • A rebalance of the contract tree, with adjusted prizes and an improved flow of contracts as you leave Droo's orbit
  • A handful of new parameters to use in custom careers, for those that want to push the challenge further

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 and use any symmetry amount.

We have also made it possible to customize the lift and drag curves of the wings to your liking, so you can simulate any wing profile, the internal jet engine properties so you can simulate any jet engine you can imagine, and rocket engine properties to let you define how many ignitions an engine can have.

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 done by ourselves to ensure they are more accurate on a wider range of Angles of Attack.


New Crafts

Another great addition in this update is a new set of stock crafts focusing on land, water and air, to bring more diversity and serve as examples on how to build almost any type of vehicle in the game, from walking robots to helicopters without gyros, without using the tinker panel, cheats or complex Vizzy scripts.

We got the help of some of the best builders in the community, and although our standards for the stock crafts were high, they smashed them harder than anyone could have imagined.

  • @ChuckNotChunk has proven how far the blades can go, with some surprisingly simple Vizzy scripts achieving the best Fly by Wire I've seen in the game
  • @ChaoticGraviton thought making the new payloads and rescue crafts wasn't enough of a challenge and decided to make a bushplane with the help of @ExcaliburAerospace
  • @ExcaliburAerospace himself reimagined the SimpleMartian rover and made a really cute submarine
  • @Mostly designed a very peaceful drone
  • @Spenzerointernational brought his top notch skills at making large planes with an impressive cargo plane
  • @NebulaSpaceAgency took care of the cargo on the seas, with an enormous freighter
  • @TN920 pulled of something crazy in record time, a walking sci-fi robot capable of traversing almost any terrain, with some of the smoothest animations ever
  • And last but not least, @Mod decided to remake from scratch is SimpleOffroader and decided to add a Hypersonic Plane and a Rescue Vessel to the mix, now covering rockets, planes, boats and cars. Is there anything he can't build?

If you want to check out all that is new you can do so in the Release Notes.

PS: In case you haven't seen it yet, we have announced a new game!


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    Dev Pedro

    If you are having issues in the designer and you were using the Lider mod, try getting the latest version from the website, the most likely issue is that you are running an outdated version of the mod.

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    790 OgShaii

    Sweeeeeeeeeeet

    6 days ago
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    @Pedro
    Thank you…..DONE!

    8 days ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @Thwarptide worth reporting

    9 days ago
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    @Pedro
    I didn’t even think to look there (brain fart) . After once again closing the notification to update I see it’s 1.3.110.0C

    Also, some vehicles that I did allow the system to auto fix the big list of new problems, simply blow up after being set on the launch pad whereas they didn’t before. Very strange huh?

    9 days ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @Thwarptide what version do you see in the top right corner of the main menu?

    +1 9 days ago
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    Can Mobile (tablet) users assume that this update is not met for us? I keep getting notifications to update and none is available, however I also keep getting “warnings” prior to launching vehicles; and if I allow the system to fix those warnings, all hell breaks loose. Something ain’t right gang.

    9 days ago
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    I can't download this in Android!
    I think that it is for PC!

    +1 10 days ago
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    juno team can u add mods on mobile or at least on os pls?

    12 days ago
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    GREAT WORK Juno Team!!! I've only been playing this game for a couple weeks now. And I'm impressed with the lack of lag in my games. Very happy. Also love how easy it is to share your work with others. Very fun. And now that I've learned you can shape the parts even more. I'll be posting new ideas every day or two maybe longer. Depends on the detail and build. Happy building people.

    14 days ago
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    @Pedro

    15 days ago
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    ALL CHILDREN LIKE YOUR GAME JUNO NEW ORIGINSCOMPLETE ED

    15 days ago
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    @Pedro AYO you don't remove price of juno new origins complete ed

    15 days ago
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    When Will The Clouds And Custom Clouds Texture In PlanetStudio Come Out In?

    15 days ago
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    love it

    16 days ago
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    @Rizkyman hi

    17 days ago
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    846 QMark

    clamp easily now,but there are some problem in mirror

    18 days ago
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    Finnaly, i can make a "cool" plane in peace

    18 days ago
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    这是非常好的

    18 days ago
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    Dev Pedro

    @Rizkyman :0

    18 days ago
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    @Rizkyman he is back

    18 days ago
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    22.6k Rizkyman

    Long time no see

    +2 18 days ago
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    1,218 Periodic

    @thatguywhodidathing I typed multiple rows

    18 days ago
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    @Periodic I don't know how, but on my screen your excessively long string of exclamation marks goes right off your comment, behind the upvote list, and off the right side of the page. how.

    +1 19 days ago
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    1,218 Periodic

    THIS IS SO AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    +1 19 days ago
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