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#3622183 - 08/08/12 01:27 AM Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! [UPDATE - RELEASE DATE]  
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Im happy to announce that due to many requests/suggestions and the awesomeness of the Curiosity Mars Landing, the next Lunar Flight update will feature a Mars Map and will be suggested as (Expert Difficulty). Ive been doing a bit of thinking about it and it seems like a great concept to pursue. Read more...



- New Music From Jason Poots
- New Mars Based Physics
- Dynamic Dust Storms with cross wind physics
- New Mars Surface Map
- New Achievements
- More Missions
- More Time Trials
- FREE!

Environment test:


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#3622462 - 08/08/12 02:53 PM Re: Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! [Re: sh0v0r]  
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#3624163 - 08/10/12 11:25 PM Re: Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! [Re: sh0v0r]  
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#3627158 - 08/15/12 09:29 PM Re: Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! - Video Update [Re: sh0v0r]  
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This video demonstrates what the Mars level environment effects will be like in the up coming Mars Content Update for Lunar Flight. It includes Scene Cloud Layers that can be flown through, Dust Storms with wind direction, Sky gradient colour matched fog.

This test was done using the existing Canyons map and a specific unique Mars terrain has yet to be created. The Lunar Module has maximum upgrades. Due to the increased gravity and atmospheric drag constants, 85% Standard base level thrust is required to lift off. This comes down to %39 with the Level 3 Thrust Upgrade. Dust Storms will be dynamic with varying levels of intensity, higher winds will create crosswind drifts in the physics.

It is highly recommended you experience this in 720p HD Quality , Fullscreen with the Audio Turned up!

Stay tuned for more updates as development continues

#3627172 - 08/15/12 09:56 PM Re: Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! - Video Update [Re: sh0v0r]  
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Really nice! smile

Have you considered updating the main lander model to look a bit like the JPL MSL Sky-crane / Curiosity Rover?

I know that's probably not a trivial amount of work, but just thinking how much new interest could be generated from a fun tie-in like that, i.e. mock up a really approximate Gale Crater, those effects/colors and an updated main model. Could be a nice way to get some press since the rover is such big news.

It could be pretty light, i.e. you don't need an actual skycrane, just something that reminds people of mars..

#3628893 - 08/19/12 01:39 AM Re: Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! - Video Update [Re: sh0v0r]  
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Thanks guys, we have a release date now that were aiming for, 26th August, so only a few days to go.

#3631386 - 08/23/12 01:25 PM Re: Lunar Flight is officialy going to Mars! - Video Update [Re: sh0v0r]  
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I seem to have lost the ability to use my stick with Lunar Flight. No worries, after watching the time trial vid above I decided to go pure keyboard. MUCH better! Lunar Flight is zen. To a flight sim fan this game might be an initial disapointment. But it really begins to shine when you get good enough to fly it like an airplane with huge axis inputs in place of translational inputs. The Mars release is a very generous gift that hopefully will bring a few more fans.

BTW, Sh0v0r, have you ever thought that this might be a suitable offering for Xbox Arcade?


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