"Look at me, Liam! I’m on top of the world!" The surface of the asteroid is a source of abundant natural resources along with new hazards for your Duplicants to navigate.
Solar Light: The abundant energy of a nearby star can be harnessed for electricity with Solar Panels. Your poor cave-dwelling Duplicants will appreciate the warm natural light as well, provided they don’t roast!
Meteor Showers: The good news: free resources! The bad news: they’re traveling at 16 kilometers per second. Protect your surface infrastructure with meteor-proof walls and shutters, along with the new Meteor Detector.
New Elements: Improved material science has enabled the production of Steel, Ceramics, Glass, and other basic materials.
Windows and Walls: Now your Duplicants can build a room with a view. Transparent windows allow light and decor to pass through, while keeping your precious gasses and liquids right where you want them. Back walls offer protection against the greedy vacuum of space for those who dare to build on the surface.
Like a swarm of Shine Bugs, the ranching opportunities continue to expand with new buildings and improvements.
Updated Egg Economy: An Egg Cracker building makes planning your next omelet as easy as pie, which is a good thing because eggs have undergone some mass changes, as well as becoming unviable if left in storage for too long.
Updated Critter Artwork: Completed eggs, babies, wrangled, and trapped artwork for all critters. Hooray!
Automated Pen Management: Before, your Duplicants merely kept critters. Now, they’re ranching them! Pen limits, as well as automatic wrangling and transfer, lets you build the coal-producing machine of your dreams.
Powered Door Finally Powered: It’s nice and zippy when it’s plugged in, but make sure you’ve got enough batteries charged to keep it working!
Power Production Rebalance: With the addition of solar power, numerous tweaks have been made to the electricity economy.
Tons of bug fixes, rebalances, QOL additions, and more!
Major New Features and Additions
New space biome
Space background which will leak gases and liquids out of the world.
Meteors and meteor showers deposit resources and deal damage on the surface -- rock meteor, metal meteor, and dust meteor.
Meteor Detector sends logic signals when showers are imminent.
Reworked lighting system allows degrees of light.
Super-bright sunlight added during the day from the top of the world.
Solar Panel building to convert sunlight to power.
Window Tiles transmit light and decor but not elements.
Bunker Doors and Bunker Tiles protect against meteors.
Glass Forge allows the creation of glass from sand.
Wallpaper tiles prevent precious resources from leaking out into space.
Kiln for creating Ceramic and Pure Carbon.
Sunburn effect from Duplicant overexposure to the sun.
New elements added
Egg economy development
Critter eggs now lose viability when not incubating.
Different critters lay eggs of different masses.
Eggs can now be cracked to get "cracked egg" and "shells".
Omelet recipe uses Cracked Eggs instead of live critter eggs.
Egg Cracker building allows selectively turning various egg types into food.
Egg incubation time varies between critters.
Methane Power and Fertilizer economy tuning
Methane Generator is now mass neutral.
Methane Geyser output increased.
Petroleum Generators uses less petroleum.
Fertilizer Maker rebalanced to primarily output Fertilizer, and less Methane.