This is probably the most exciting dev blog I've made to date! We have finished work on the three largest moons for ESS 3.0 - Urados Dusk.

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Development has been accelerating over the last month, with Pedro finishing Taurus & the biome mapping for Orcus. I have been completing the final changes to Miros, and have put a lot of hours into Orcus, too. As a result, we are currently on target for a release date at some point in March, hopefully we can give an actual date within a few weeks.

Miros

1st up, the innermost of the large moons. This dark body is scarred with huge cracks, or grabens, and has extensive tholin deposits on its poles.

Orcus

Themed on Neptune's moon Triton, this is the most challenging body i have attempted to date. Moons with little terrain variation but awkward colours are always difficult!

Taurus

Finally, the furthest moon from Urados to be declassified -- based on Saturn's moon Titan. 100% Pedro's work, this one shows what can be done with some clever programming. The game does not support opaque atmospheres, but we developed a system whereby the map normals replicate the effect of hydrocarbon smog in the upper atmosphere.

3.0 Work in Progress Items:

Ring Moons
1. Aite
2. Eros
Outer Moon
1. Hephaestus

If you made it to the bottom of this post, you'll be pleased to hear that Urados Dusk is about to enter the Closed Alpha test stage, so look out for testers' screenshots in the near future!


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    even when i click download (pc/mac) it wants me to do something else. i cannot find the readme file.

    6 months ago
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    could some please help me out? i have been trying to download ess and real engines. in have a windows 10 pc. can anyone step me through this. im having trouble knowing where to go.
    thanks

    6 months ago
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    1,972 Themaxest

    @pedro16797 OK,good luck!I am looking forward to it.

    6 months ago
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    @zhuzhanhao20080228 No, we can't, we're waiting for a feature to be added to the game, it shouldn't exceed 3 weeks

    6 months ago
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    1,972 Themaxest

    @JastroOne1
    When is it come? Can you give me a precise time?

    6 months ago
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    15 LUZHU

    Looking forward to seeing this mod in action.
    非常期待这个mod的真正出现

    +1 6 months ago
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    2,650 socialist

    I hope it will be come out in this month and we can explore the areas with astronauts.@JastroOne1

    +1 6 months ago
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    7,950 JastroOne1

    @socialist I'm hoping it will be within a couple of weeks, I have one more moon to do then the bug fixes from 3.A

    6 months ago
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    2,650 socialist

    Can you give an actual date?@JastroOne1

    6 months ago
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    2,273 Chtite451SR2

    @pedro16797 ok its just suggestions :)

    6 months ago
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    @pedro16797 sorry I'm new to this kinda. I'm just trying to get ahold of jundroo support about the problem.

    6 months ago
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    @Chtite451SR2 be patient, we have a lot of things in mind

    6 months ago
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    2,273 Chtite451SR2

    id really love to see more planets in this too (mabye places like mercury or venus mabey asteroids dwarf planes (you dont have to im just suggesting) the more planets in the game the more planets to explore :)

    6 months ago
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    @Captainjean make a forum post or somemthing, there's no point in commenting that here

    6 months ago
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    Hi people. I'm having trouble transferring my mobile account over to my PC steam account. I purchased the game twice with each email and can't seem to get my beta status back. Help

    6 months ago
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    2,273 Chtite451SR2

    @JastroOne1 great :) i can fly on the planets with an atmosphere with my wip spaceplane (you can find that right here)

    6 months ago
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    7,950 JastroOne1

    @Chtite451SR2 yep! I'm working on the final stuff so hopefully the release date will be announced this week!

    7 months ago
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    2,273 Chtite451SR2

    @JastroOne1 yay I’ll be able to use this soon

    7 months ago
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    7,950 JastroOne1

    Quick update: ESS 3.A Closed Alpha Test has been released to our loyal team of Guinea pigs, so we are definitely on target for a release this month!

    7 months ago
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    Can confirm that it works on Android like the previous versions.

    7 months ago
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    1,251 Wolsher

    @pedro16797 ahora yo tambien xd

    7 months ago
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    2,273 Chtite451SR2

    i love these planets this might be my favorite of them all (of planet mods)

    +1 7 months ago
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    2,273 Chtite451SR2

    yay more planets ill be happy to see urados rings from a planet :p and my astronauts can go farhter now and actually land somewhere

    +1 7 months ago
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    1,611 DeboStreams

    @JastroOne1 Cierto!

    7 months ago
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    7,950 JastroOne1

    @DeboStreams nobody needs to feel like they have to play ESS lol! I really appreciate the offer, but we have several players in mind for the initial test that we will be sending the early access files to. 🙂
    I totally agree on the mobile betas, the community needs to give jundroo more kudos. They have done an incredible job making this game, and especially as mobile users are often the newest members to the community it's only reasonable for them to show respect.

    7 months ago
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