This release includes procedurally-generated clouds, a revamped Lobby experience, smoother underwater rendering, direct time-of-day control, and a completely new lighting/texturing pipeline. This new pipeline enables sunnier days and darker nights, but you may notice that the day/night sky horizons have lost a bit of their expressiveness. We'll soon be reintroducing the full sunset horizon illumination system, and it will look better than ever.
This week's new features include a geology-aware infinite terrain biome blending system, fancier water and sunsets, smoother camera logic, and a number of performance optimizations related to resolution management and LOD-aware lighting/postprocessing effects. Each of these binaries were generated by our new automated build infrastructure, and are delivered to you on our new high-performance globally-distributed CDN.
Download Beta 2:
Please note that these binaries aren't yet signed, so you will see a security warning dialog when launching them for the first time.
Signed binaries will soon be available.
-Your friends at Terran Labs
Greetings from Terran Labs! With Syn3h's initial release only a week away, here's another gift we wanted to share. This free tech demo allows you to explore a beautiful forest as a tiny dragon. This demo was an opportunity to experiment with a fresh visual style, the movements and expressions of an organic character, a variety of delicious image effects, and all kinds of automatic quality optimization technology. This technology will be making its way into Syn3h proper.
Many games let you craft items and snap blocks together.
At Syn3h, we take a different approach.
Syn3h brings you the tools and tech that professional game developers use every day, and we've simplified the learning curve. Build intricate worlds and futuristic vehicles from scratch, and share your creative vision with the world. Enjoy multiplayer racing, aerial combat, cooperative exploration, and more. Free to play for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS.
In 2008, a game called Mars Explorer flickered to life. You could drive flying cars up giant volcanoes while playing laser tag with your friends. Mars Explorer became the most popular OS X dashboard game on Apple.com, and received critical acclaim in that year's Unity Awards.
Hundreds of thousands of players from around the world banded together in an artistic and creative experience. The core community organized clans, scheduled regular events, wrote fan fiction, and produced lovingly-crafted custom worlds. The strength and loyalty of this community has been an inspiration for many, including all of us here at Terran Labs.
Hundreds of high school students discovered computer programming, 3D modeling, and digital audio while building virtual worlds and vehicles for the game. A few of you have already transformed that passion into professional careers. We applaud you for changing the world.
In 2015, Mars Explorer was officially retired as an active project. Many of you took the opportunity to share a few kind words. Thanks again, dear friends!
In 2017, Terran Labs is thrilled to announce that Syn3h will be carrying Mars Explorer's vision of technology-enabled creative expression into the future. Syn3h connects you with pro-level game design tools for free, and can instantly transform your creations into multiplayer realities shared with a friendly, welcoming community.
The future belongs to creators.
Thanks for the Christmas cheer, FlyClub!