tldr: New first pass earth-like biomes. Alien ones will come later.
Today I would like to share what I have been working on for the last couple of weeks. We have been aiming to produce a set of biomes that are earth like in nature to create our first couple of worlds. We will be making more alien and unique biomes however, we want to get the basics sorted first. Pretty soon they will be available in our GitHub repository so you can take a look at them in the world builder yourself should you wish.
We have also been focusing in on how players will build their own worlds. We imagine players selecting the biomes they want in their world from a simple list and then being able to adjust certain features of each biome. Example: adjusting mountain height in a mountainous biome. In addition we add biome weighting to each biome so that players can increase or decrease the frequency of a biome in a world. At this stage we also hope to add caves and strata in a modular fashion which means you will be able to choose exactly what type of caves and strata you want in each biome. This is all subject to change and is only initial ideas, it may not be possible.
Mixture of swamp-like biomes:
Mixture of arctic biomes: (ice is a bit blue…)
Mixture of desert biomes:
Mixture of rainforest biomes:
As stated before, you can send us your biomes via email if you would like the chance of having them used in the game.
Thanks for taking a look, any feedback would be much appreciated. Look out for more biome updates in the future!!!