Daily Update -- 3/12
As always, welcome and "thank you" to our latest Backers. Thank you so much for your support!
I just posted the new "Planetary Tour" video. It's nothing too fancy, just some fly-by's and long shots of planets and their moon systems. The time was accelerated so you could see the orbits a bit easier.
Some interesting things to note:
1) Around the 1:20 minute mark, if you look on the dark side of the planet you'll see some city lights--maybe the planet is inhabited, or there's a colony there (I'd have to check the data from the galaxy generator). Also, you can see some lightning flashes in the atmosphere.
2) While the data is there to support planetary rings, I do not yet have art to display them properly, hence why you don't yet see any.
3) Please note the atmospheric cloud motion is not yet tied to time acceleration, so the clouds weren't moving at the proper speed across the planet surface.
4) Finally, the ambient noise is from various NASA probes. This is electro-magnetic vibrations from solar winds, as well as planet atmospheres, all within the range of human hearing. All sounds are in the public domain, and there's several videos on YouTube if you'd like to listen to more...
Might be another one to post around here and there. A bit more "proof" of yet another element of Rogue System that I've talked about--dynamic galaxy generation and the real-time motion, orbits of celestial bodies. This will be ultra important to the later Maverick Module...
We're down to 9 days left, and with each day this is getting more and more difficult to achieve. But, again, we've recently seen larger totals than what we still need reached in less than a day. I still believe that if one or two things click we can make it. So, I refuse to give up on this until the clock ticks 0:00! I hope you all will stick with me until the end.
If we don't make it, I'll be immediately moving back into production regardless--I have a new milestone to start on the 22nd. I look forward to seeing you all over at the RogSys forums (which will be reorganized in the very near future) where I'll continue to release new vids, screenshots, concept art, and other development news...
Thanks, so much for everyone's support!