Kerbal Space Program Blog

Apr 18

FanWork Fridays: Pursue the Mission!

EarthLight came through with another fine piece of jingoistic art for KSP. Something tells us that EarthLight and ShimmytheJJ's announcer should get together for a project.

Apr 17

Twitch Thursdays: MatoroIgnika

"Here Comes the Sun," indeed. Meet MatoroIgnika. He’s the newest member of KSP-TV. In this sample clip, watch as he “wins” Kerbal Space Program. Yes, wins.

"But wait, you can’t actually win, can you?"

I don’t know about you, but we call the finale of this video a win in our estimation. Hope you’ll think so, too.

Apr 16

Video Wednesdays: Kerbal Space Slam

Remember the original Kerbal Space Jam video? Well, ddrninjette decided to make a bigger, bolder version - Kerbal Space Slam! It mixes the cult favorite lead track from Space Jam, quotes from NBA Jam and a slam dunk so big, even Blake Griffin couldn’t dream it up.

Apr 15

Devnote Tuesdays: The “Hail Hydra!” Edition

Alex (aLeXmOrA): I wrote down some of the things I’m going to be doing for the next couple of months. Basically, I was in a planning state about them. I’ll be sharing more lately.

Mike (Mu): I’ve been continuing with the contract system update. There are some very exciting little features which will bring a lot more colour to the KSP universe.

Marco (Samsonart): I’ve been doing a little housekeeping in the project, locating unused and deprecated assets to improve our workflow.

Daniel (danRosas): Render was good, but 5 shots need to be improved. Full in post-production for the animation.

Jim (Romfarer):This update I’m responsible for 4 new gui systems, which is a new record. I’ve been continuing the work to make sure everything is working as it should. It’s funny to think about how many buttons and small things were broken and are now fixed, thanks to the awesome job of the testing team.

Miguel (Maxmaps): Had a fun time helping select winners for the company logo contest. Now on a lovely week long break in Ottawa. Hail Hydra.

Jesus (Chuchito): Going through UDP world, solving bugs.

Bob (Calisker): I’ve worked with Kotaku for years but thanks to our great community (and our efforts to constantly do right by each of our players), I was quoted by Kotaku HERE. Rowsdower and Maxmaps spend a lot more time than I do dialoguing with our community but I’m paying attention as best I can. I’ve been spending more time on a few boring business things but hopefully, we’ll have some news to share on that front sooner than later. Dan and I are also talking about brand guidelines, which is fitting coming off the logo contest. If you’re into branding and logos, be on the lookout because we might try to do some surveying that will help us shore up our brand guidelines for Kerbal Space Program. Oh yeah, this is my current rocket trying to get into orbit in Career Mode, but I’m learning I’m a terrible PILOT.

Ted (Ted): The QA Team and I have been testing out the Contracts branch. Additionally, I’ve been continuing with following up on any issues remaining in 0.23.5, which are thankfully looking to be fewer as time goes on. Again, much thanks to those that are writing up bug reports in an accurate, well documented and concise manner, it’s incredibly helpful and really goes a long way in helping us here. (If you need any help in writing up bug reports, check the Bug Tracker subforum’s sticky.)

Anthony (Rowsdower): Presently contacting all the logo contest winners. Once we get emails back, confirm info and gussy things up, we’re fixin’ on announcing everything to the community.

Eduardo (Lalo): Developing some Key Performance Indicators

Congrats to the Winners of LANfest’s KSP Tournament at PAX East

Congratulations to Seth, Jason and Joe for placing as the top three finishers in LANfest's KSP tournament at PAX East. As winners, they’ll receive some quality hardware from Logitech Gaming and bragging rights throughout the community. We’d also like to thank the nearly 70 of you who signed up and participated in the tournament. Hope you had fun.

Want to see what the participants had to accomplish? Read the PAX East tournament RULESET.

Apr 14

Modding Mondays: Stock Rebalance Project

Hankering for a change of pace from the tweaks presented in .23.5? stupid_chris has an option for you. The Stock Rebalance Project is a ModuleManager file at heart, presenting a large list of part modifications underneath the hood for those looking for a different way to experience ARM. There’s plenty of room for growth, too, thanks to a revisions process made by community feedback.

Find out more about the Stock Rebalance Project.

Apr 11

FanWork Fridays: Will it Blend?

We posted about this earlier on Facebook and Twitter, but Space_Scumbag was kind enough to upload the full video of one of the weirdest, most innovative builds we’ve ever seen. That leaves us with the question - will it blend?

Enter LANfest’s KSP Tournament Tonight at PAX East

Are you in Boston for PAX East? Not us, but we *will* be there in spirit, thanks to the folks at Intel LANfest, who are hosting a KSP tournament tonight at 8PM EDT.

What exactly will the tournament entail? That won’t be revealed until shortly beforehand, but what we do know is that our pals at Logitech Gaming have some top notch hardware, like the G710, G602 and G502 to present to the winners. Do your best and reap the rewards!

Apr 10

Twitch Thursdays: fleetadmiralj Saves Kerbin from Destruction

Kerbin is on the brink of destruction, but fleetadmiralj’s here to save the day! Can Kerbin be spared certain doom? Watch to find out.

Video Wednesdays: Kerbalquest

Join Jeb, Bill, Bob and some surprise guests on a quest through the cosmos. What secrets will they unravel in Blue’s video? What snacks will they discover? Honestly, not many, but a peppy song with dancing Kerbals is bound to make your mood lighten in an instant.