We are tickled pink to announce the release of version 0.21 of the High Frontier video game!
We’re delighted to announce the release of version 0.17 of the High Frontier video game!
This release took all of July, plus a little more, because we were adding two big new features. Continue reading
We’ve just posted the fifteenth release of High Frontier. This one adds an important element to the simulation: carbon dioxide. We exhale it; plants use it for photosynthesis. Too much or too little can result in a Bad Day.
We are steadily (if not always speedily) making progress on High Frontier! The latest version of the game, 0.14, has just been posted. And it’s a great one. Continue reading
We’d hoped to get version 0.13 of High Frontier out this week. Alas, it’s not going to happen — but not for lack of progress! Here’s what we’ve been up to, and what you can expect to see in the next week or so.
The focus of this release is on getting buildings in city mode. After you’ve painted some zones and laid some paths, appropriate buildings should automatically sprout up as your colony population grows. Continue reading
A few players have asked for help getting started with High Frontier. Sometimes it’s just an installation issue; other times, they’re not sure how to arrange parts in Design mode, or what to do in Manage mode.
If you’re in that boat, fear no longer! We now have a handy Help page at HighFrontier.com.
Today we released the next major update to High Frontier, version 0.12!
This version has major new functionality in city mode. Several new tabs in the Manage palette allow you to lay paths, paint zones, and even place buildings if you happen to have one or more building mods. Continue reading
We recently posted some of the first buildings modeled by artists hired with the KickStarter funds. They all did great work, but we’ve selected five artists to form our core art team for the rest of the work.
One of the first things we have to do as a team is decide upon the materials the buildings will be made of. In video game terms, a “material” is a combination of texture images and something called a shader — a little computer program that runs for each and every pixel on screen, determining exactly how the textures are combined with lighting and other data to generate their final appearance. Continue reading