August 29th – Kindergarten

Continuing work on biomes, I’ve been configuring a new primary biome type for starter worlds that we’re calling Garden. It’s a sparsely forested biome with gentle, rolling hills that should be easy to navigate for players just starting the game. It’s got quite a pleasant atmosphere:

Garden Sunrise

I’m also working on surface terrain generation for all biomes. Higher tier planets will be a bit craggier (in general) since players will be likely to have some movement abilities and grappling hooks, but mainly I’m just aiming for interesting variety. I’ll post some screenshots of other terrain types in a future update. Have a good weekend!