We're back from the break and I think it's about time we started posting a little more frequently about this game we're working on. Every Monday I'm going to post something about the development of the game. We'll call this my New Year's resolution.

Today I'm excited to introduce the first engine we've developed for SimpleRockets 2: The Mage I engine. It was inspired by a real-world rocket engine, but I'll leave that to you to figure out.

Here are its current stats, though to be honest they may change multiple times before we release the game.

  • Thrust: 400 kN
  • Mass: 450 kg
  • Price: $1,000,000
  • Height: 2.4 m
  • Diameter: 1.0 m
  • Max Gimbal Angle: 5 degrees
  • Fuel Consumption: 175 L/s
  • Specific Impulse: 287 s
  • Max Torque: 5 Nm (achieved by gimbaling the turbopump exhaust)

Here's a bonus shot of it in action.


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    3,175 SomeRando

    i love how all the old parts are compatable with newer versions

    +2 8 months ago
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    1,287 t4zcomz

    Me too.

    1.1 years ago
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    7,101 NotAGopnik

    I just came back here to see how this game has evolved.
    This brings back memories I do not have.
    Slav

    +1 1.2 years ago
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    VERY EXPENSIVE?

    3.0 years ago
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    And so it began... I remember seeing this post when it was new. Time goes by quickly..

    +1 3.0 years ago
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    I think the engine is based off the Merlin 1 but the thrust is based off the never built Merlin 1B.
    It would be good if the thrust of this engine has about the thrust of a Merlin 1D. Would a Mage II be based on a Raptor?

    +1 3.3 years ago
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    563 MyMessage

    Yes, I hope you got what you were wanting @MrNarwhal35

    3.3 years ago
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    @MyMessage That comment includes the Apex, if that's what you're referring to..

    +1 3.3 years ago
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    563 MyMessage

    Hmm... well if you look at the newest blog.... @MrNarwhal35

    3.3 years ago
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    These engines are kind of under powered compared to the Merlin I... I'm trying to come up with a design for an engine configuration but none of them are practical using these because the engines aren't powerful enough... ugh

    +1 3.3 years ago
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    5,483 Bori0

    by naming it the mage I
    that means there will be another rocket called the ''mage II''
    interesting...

    +1 3.4 years ago
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    I love the extra touch of gimballing the actual turbo pump.

    3.5 years ago
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    @MrTaco Thanks M8

    3.5 years ago
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    100 Raybodak

    one more stat for you:
    turbopump cycle: open

    the difference between an open and closed cycle is where the exhaust is vented. in a closed cycle the exhaust is vented through the main engine bell.

    3.6 years ago
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    120 JetFly

    NO SMOKING IN VACUUM!

    +2 3.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Will you add engines like the Saturn V's F-1 Engines?

    3.6 years ago
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    Looks really good, I love how you added the Liquid cooling tubes on the external injection chamber.

    3.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison Yeah boi!

    3.6 years ago
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    244 Diver

    @AndrewGarrison whopeee more engines please

    +1 3.6 years ago
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    @Astrocat2374 We have plans for a Mage Vacuum. Those nozzles are enormous!

    +1 3.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison
    Could you please consider making engine designs more realistic? Engines used in vacuum have a larger engine bell than those used at sea level. I would love for this to be reflected in your models.

    +1 3.6 years ago
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    Elon would be proud :)

    3.6 years ago
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    AndrewGarrison you should make a engine that is very powerful and it can take alot of stuff up

    3.7 years ago
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    Like the thruster I ment

    3.7 years ago
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    Like the engine. Looks realistic. Can’t wait to play.

    3.7 years ago
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