SimpleRockets 2 - Dev Notes

by   Dev AndrewGarrison  4 months ago

It's been a while since we've put out some dev notes. 657 days to be exact.....but who's counting? SimpleRockets 2 is coming together nicely, so I'm excited to start talking a bit more about its development.

One of the biggest challenges we've run into with SR2 has been the terrain generation. It's quite a step up from the simple, stationary 2D terrain from SimpleRockets 1. Now we have fully 3D planets with oceans, mountains, deserts, craters, etc. Also, now they rotate and have realistic lighting and atmospheric effects. It's taken a very long time to get things looking good and performing well. In fact, yesterday I was flying around this terrain at 60fps on my iPhone 7.

Here's what Smearth currently looks like in SR2:

Credit goes to Nathan, Philip, and Kevin for the awesome looking terrain. Next time I'll post more about what William and I have been up to.

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    2,301 Nerfaddict

    So this is basically a kerbal space program for mobile devices in a nutshell

    2 months ago
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    2,254 drgunblood

    @AndrewGarrison do you have relative idea of when it may be coming out? I am willing to waste my hard earned money on a game to satisfy my boredom.

    3 months ago
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    @AndrewGarrison can you create Simple Trains PLS

    3 months ago
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    1,585 Victor039

    "Credit goes to Nathan, Philip, and Kevin for the awesome looking terrain. Next time I'll post more about what William and I have been up to." @AndrewGarrison so what are you and @HellFireKoder up to?

    3 months ago
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    105 GR00G0

    @kerothehero mine is 12th of January, let’s go for that one ;p

    4 months ago
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    @kerothehero :D
    We will try and get better about posting more regular status updates, but I'm not confident enough to put a number on what percentage complete anything is yet.

    4 months ago
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    8,008 kerothehero

    I feel like you just toying with me

    4 months ago
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    105 GR00G0

    @AndrewGarrison How did you deal with such a large surface? Or is it always just scaled down when you’re not like 1km from the ground?

    4 months ago
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    8,008 kerothehero

    That means you don't know your progress?

    4 months ago
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    @kerothehero That looks pretty accurate.

    4 months ago
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    8,008 kerothehero


    Parts finished ??%
    Planets finished ??%
    Modding support finnished ??%
    SR2 website finnished ??%
    Beta finnished ??%
    Main game finnished ??%

    Devs please answer

    4 months ago
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    10.7k PorkyClown3

    looks fantastic I bet the other planets will too!

    4 months ago
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    2,135 JetFly

    @Alienbeef0421 SR1 for lamers, go straight developing SR2!

    4 months ago
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    306 looppydow

    @Botfinder I already have that it still don't work

    4 months ago
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    @robloxweponco Yes

    4 months ago
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    Will simplerockets2 have a community website where we can use our simpleplanes accounts if we want?

    4 months ago
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    306 looppydow

    @Botfinder oh understood I'll do that I soon as I can

    4 months ago
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    10.0k Botfinder

    @looppydow actually you need to download a file manager like Es file explorer.

    4 months ago
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    306 looppydow

    @Botfinder Oh I see, hopefully the developers will troubleshoot the issue. Because to me being a bata tester I have to test mods to

    4 months ago
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    1,597 Donger

    Какие системные требования у этого шедевра?

    4 months ago
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    411 whitten

    @TiedCoin7169 hey check out the super rocket by me

    4 months ago
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    411 whitten

    Its cool!!!

    4 months ago
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    754 ItzGray

    @AttestedArk 2018. That's all.

    4 months ago
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    6,148 GT3TobyRS

    HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? people with 0 points upvoting this post??

    4 months ago
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