Progress Update 11/2/2019

This week’s spotlight is TJwhale’s progress on the planet generator. In the current revision, you can choose different features for your system, such as planetary size, distance to the star, or different gas concentrations. Of course, if you’re a fan of the one you’re on, Earth-like values are already loaded into the system. We even have a concept for the accompanying UI.

We’ve discussed about adding more options to the generator, like stars outside of the main sequence (such as white dwarves or red giants) as well as further changing your planet’s composition and atmosphere. NicktheNick has also progressed on his Auto evo algorithm and now a “playtesting” version is available on the community forums as a forum game, you can check it out here (although you’ll need a forum account to try it).

Programming

  • Progress on making the game smoother by using variable rate ticks
  • New Launcher layout
  • Progress on the Planet editor
  • Gas concentrations can now be modified on the editor

Graphics

  • Star generator UI concept

Gameplay

  • Nothing Substantial

Sound

  • Nothing Substantial

Theory

Outreach

  • Nothing Substantial

Other

  • Weird bug where your cell doesn’t stop dying