Green Man Gaming Publishing has announced that the space station management simulator, Stable Orbit has now left Early Access.
The development studio behind Stable Orbit has been working tirelessly to grow and support the title, listening closely to community feedback since the game launched into Early Access in October 2016. The studio Codalyn is run by Jim Offerman, who worked on established titles Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Tomb Raider.
Along with the announcement that the game will launching into full release, Stable Orbit will also be getting an update, called the Zenith update, full patch notes can be found below.
- Orbital Management: You will be required to strategically place – and fire – thruster modules in order to maintain a stable orbit of your station. For more casual players, an automatic mode is planned that will only require you to place thrusters to keep the station in orbit. However, if you want to increase the difficulty, you can turn this off and try to maintain orbit manually!
- Disasters & Events: A lot of things can go wrong in space. Meteor strikes, airlock failures, electrical fires and much more. This update will introduce various disasters and other events to increase the challenge of keeping a station in orbit!
- Advanced Truss Structures: New truss structures will enable you to build more complex stations. Additionally, gimbal modules enable parts of the station to spin and generate artificial gravity for your crew.
- Pressurized Mechanics: With this system, crew members will no longer be able to travel freely between pressurized modules (Quarters, labs, etc) that aren’t connected to each other. You will still be able to construct unconnected ‘islands’ of pressurized modules, but will need to add airlocks in order for crew to be able to travel from one set of modules to the next. Sandbox Mode: Sometimes you don’t want to follow the rules, worry about the crew, and just want to create the mother of all space stations. For those occasions, there’ll be a sandbox mode where you can build whatever you want.