NextPreviousHomeWe're going to Mars!

michiel | a year ago | 23 comments | 16 likes | 1,633 views

DaveH, Tintin, LostBoyz and 13 others like this!

It might be a casual trip for Bix, but it's going to be a giant leap for Bluff.

I'm proud to announce that the next BixPack will have the theme Mars!

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Fly in low Mars orbit over Valles Marineris, one of the largest canyons of the solar system.

michiel, a year ago

The rockit is a 3D model and has been designed especially for BixPack 25. The vehicle launches and lands vertically but flies horizontally.

The flag and name are on the same texture, so they can easily be personalised.

In this screenshot you can see Arsia Mons. The height and colour maps are based on actual Mars data collected by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) developed and launched by NASA.

michiel, a year ago

Watch Mars rise from Phobos, its biggest moon.

michiel, a year ago

BixPack 25 features a terraforming scene. Watch Mars warming up and see oceans and rivers appear!

On the left you can see Valles Marineris filled with water.

michiel, a year ago

And no, we haven't forgotten the lens flares ☑️

michiel, a year ago

ETA launch date?
Do you put a countdown timer on the site?

Can't wait to flight thru the Valles Marineris.

komies, a year ago


LostBoyz, a year ago


Sma, a year ago

Awesome! :) michiel

liuyongcai, a year ago

Wow this is splendid.... Very nice....

Now, may I suggest Saturn and the Cassini/Huygens for Bix Pack 26... PLEASE!!

SMSgtRod, a year ago

Extraordinario Michiel

persiana, a year ago

Great!! thanks in advance

vincent, a year ago

Wow - looks awesome!

Ulli, a year ago

Great Michiel:🚀
Ground Control to Major Michiel (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
Check ignition and may BIx pack 26 launch soon (two,one, launch)🚀

Filip, a year ago

Thank you all!

We're working very hard to have all systems go for launch before the end of next week.

As always we'll keep you informed in this community and by e-mail:

michiel, a year ago

Sarge, yes Saturn is very photogenetic!

michiel, a year ago

Can I like 👍 it for a second time?

The Movie: Mars looks absolutely stunning.

komies, a year ago

The work is magical and great😍😍😍😍

Sma, a year ago

Awesome shows! :)

LostBoyz, a year ago

Thank you!

LostBoyz, the template starting at 1:28 is inspired by your style: greyscales with red detail!

michiel, a year ago

Fantastic michiel! Very good color combinations! :)

LostBoyz, a year ago

Take my money! Love the more realistic style of this pack. And I cannot resist the space theme, you know.

Thor5ten, a year ago

Start Star Trek tune.

komies, a year ago

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Michiel den Outer is the founder and lead coder of Outerspace Software. He lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

If he isn't busy improving BluffTitler, he is playing the piano or rides the Dutch dikes on his bikes.

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