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]