We are still working hard on Planet Studio. It's taking every ounce of our souls to get this thing ready for player consumption, but we are getting closer and we hope to release it in early December. After that, we will focus on the Career Mode as we work toward leaving early access on Steam next year.

Planet Studio has been a behemoth project and it should be since it sets out to allow the player to build things like small rocky asteroids, terrestrial planets with oceans and an atmosphere, gas giants with rings, suns, and anything in between. Nathan has been developing this terrain generation system for nearly four years and it is truly incredible what it is capable of doing, not to mention that is insanely optimized and can even run well on mobile devices!

We have had trouble really using the terrain generation system to its fullest until Pedro came along. He has been blowing our minds with his creativity in finding ways to model realistic terrain features. Fortunately for players, they can easily leverage Nathan and Pedro's hard work by selecting from a set of templates, or any planet from the community, as a starting point for their planet and then adjusting basic settings and randomizing values to alter the planet's terrain.

However, creating truly unique planets will require some knowledge of how to use the built-in noise functions, which can be quite complicated. Fortunately, there will be many planets available that can be used as a reference.

Now that the planet templates are nearly finished, Pedro will start from scratch to rebuild and expand the stock planetary system. He will be maintaining the general feel of the existing planets but will be giving them more interesting features and make them more visually appealing. While we continue finishing this project up, we thought you might be interested in seeing some sneak peeks of a few of the new planet templates that Pedro has been working on.


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    This is so that you don’t have to mess with the code right? Looks awesome and I look forward to it!

    10 days ago
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    13.0k KirRu

    Give me updoot 🔫🗿

    19 days ago
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    The Devs look real busy with this! I’d rather get it bugless later than quickly now.

    +2 19 days ago
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    2021?

    +2 26 days ago
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    13.0k KirRu

    "Early December"

    Of 2021

    +5 27 days ago
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    @Imsonicnoob they said the eye hoped. And it is our now for steam. So stop complaining, it is Christmas.

    +3 27 days ago
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    “Early December”

    27 days ago
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    ⠀ https://youtu.be/pDZ58YiUGU8

    The lenny eagle left!

    28 days ago
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    1,718 Exo200

    "hope to release it in early December"

    laughs in Christmas

    +8 29 days ago
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    1,830 zzazza

    @Arstotzka I'm sure they will make a tutorial blog post for it.

    29 days ago
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    3,422 Arstotzka

    Will there be any tutorials for this?

    +1 one month ago
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    15 Au13

    Wow

    one month ago
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    Just don't wait just enjoy the game. There will be no problem.

    +1 one month ago
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    893 t4zcomz

    @Rizkyman When "When?"?

    +1 one month ago
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    2,680 socialist

    Early December

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    3,422 Arstotzka

    @Ctmlaerospase they did say they hoped,
    not that they would.

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    3,422 Arstotzka

    @KuiperAerospace an ad ruined it for me.

    +1 one month ago
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    @t4zcomz yes it is.... shhhhhhhh

    one month ago
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    893 t4zcomz

    @KuiperAerospace Is that legal?

    one month ago
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    @KuiperAerospace how did you get that link to the early access?

    +2 one month ago
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    To all asking When the update is... Here!

    BE PATIENT

    +10 one month ago
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    if early December was gone and it mid December now

    +1 one month ago
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    when this update will be released

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    5,769 McDuetchVan

    @Thepro673 when mods are released for mobile

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    1,718 Exo200

    @Thepro673 when someone divides by 0

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