New Ascent patch has gas, terraforming

    
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Sometimes a news post comes along that you’re just meant to write. For me, it’s this little ditty about Ascent. For one thing, I’m actually playing and enjoying the game. For another, the game’s latest update allows me to type things like Ascent has gas in my headline and get away with it.

Said update allows players to terraform entire planets, according to a news release from developer Fluffy Kitten Studios. Initially, terraforming functionality will be restricted to Kickstarter backers and “a handful of devices on small planets.” That’s just the first step, though, as eventually the early access title will allow everyone to “undertake super massive projects to terraform other planets and begin expanding humanity across the galaxy.”

Ascent also recently added some graphical upgrades to clouds and planetary atmospheres, which allow players to visually identify gases prior to engaging in the title’s gas-skimming minigame. Click past the cut for a time-lapse video of the terraforming process.

[Source: Fluffy Kitten press release]
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Thoemse
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Thoemse

dirtyklingon 
This is a completely different aproach:
Elite is a great game with awesome graphics and absolutely brilliant VR support wich is why i play it. Content is minimal though.
SC promises topend graphics and content en masse. As a result it will probably release 2017.
Ascent allready has a ton of content but lack on the graphics side. Contend is constantly added and graphics get better from patch to patch.
Every space game fanatic should at least have a look.

cures
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cures

the best thing is – you can try it for free :)

Phaserlight
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Phaserlight

Looks great!  This continued crashing every time I finished the tutorial on my laptop (running it via Chrome); hopefully with a little time they will iron the bugs out.  I will wait until it’s out of Early Access, at least.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

wolfyseyes 
No worries. Not a criticism, I just wanted to be sure you were saying what I thought you were saying. :-)

blast tyrant
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blast tyrant

I don’t know if anyone will understand exactly what I mean, but this is a great late night game.  I’ve been playing for a couple of weeks and while it’s a solid and fun game all hours of the day, it really shines 2-5AM with an adult beverage, headphones, and streaming your ‘chill out’ music of choice.

Apollymi
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Apollymi

wolfyseyes I got it.  ;)

Apollymi
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Apollymi

This looks very interesting.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

Oh, sorry..staggered as in “pleasently surprised”.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

wolfyseyes 
Staggered in a good way, or as in “this diamond’s too damn rough”?

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

SOunds uncomfortable. Could try going Gluten free like my mother in law.