August 19, 2019

The Kraken Is Displeased

I had something else in mind for a post today, but then I saw this:

...and suddenly I changed my mind.  If the video continues to not work, click right here!

I quite enjoyed my time in the original Kerbal Space Program, but it was created by people who didn't actually know how to code.  As a result, its an big unoptimized mess of spaghetticode that nobody currently working on the game knows... partly because most of the people who did the original are no longer part of Squad due to some very unfortunate circumstances.  Every patch and every update made the mess just that much larger, reportedly causing new bugs every time old ones were repaired.

KSP 2 is being rewritten from the ground up by professional game developers.  This can be both a blessing and a curse, of course.  Part of the thing that made original KSP great was the passion the creators had for it... they liked blowing up their LGMs as much as the fans did.  The new people involved won't have that same "spark", so to speak, but... well, y'know.  I'm looking forward to seeing a LOT more.

Oh, and unless I miss my guess, at both the 1:32 and the 1:42 timemarks, we get to see friggin' ORIONS.  Finally I get to build me a Michael of my very own!!!  Bring on the Fthtp!

Lastly, at the very end, there's a "thank you" message to someone named Shaun Esau with the hashtag "Build Fly Dream".  Here's what that refers to:
A lot of the beats from this video, one of the best "fan trailers" for the game out there, get repeated in the new trailer.  It's a nice touch, one that shows that at least the new marketing department "gets it."

I'm enthused.

Posted by: Wonderduck at 10:51 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 I don't know when I'll have time to play it, but I'm going to buy it day one.  Maybe not pre-order, but day one.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 20, 2019 01:33 AM (2yngH)

2 Fixed your video embed for you - the editor decided to replace the space you put in with a Unicode non-breaking space, and YouTube choked on that.

That's happened to me before but I hadn't figured out exactly what it was doing.  Now that I know I can fix it.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 20, 2019 02:09 AM (2yngH)

3 Excellent, thank you Pixy!  I just assumed Youtube was blocking embedding for whatever reason.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 20, 2019 01:44 PM (b+kLZ)

4 I didn't get very far in KSP. I'll probably give the new one a spin, at the very least.
Lithobraking. *snerk*

Posted by: Karel P Kerezman at August 20, 2019 05:03 PM (yisPP)

5 Spinning is common in KSP, yeah... and it often results in lithobraking.

Posted by: Wonderduck at August 20, 2019 11:19 PM (b+kLZ)

6 I bought it a long time ago. But I never got too far in playing it. Each time I got through the tutorial I just kept messing around in it. And then other things consumed my time.
But this looks good.

Posted by: Mauser at August 25, 2019 02:01 AM (Ix1l6)

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