This is a Cool Game!
Click on the planet to get another one!
The buttons at the top let you download the description, download a high-res image, switch to map view, view/edit the planet's ID, and get a new random planet.
So if you like a planet and want to revisit it, write down its ID. Note that the map view doesn't exactly match the planet.
This is based on a generic proc-gen system that lets you describe a system of slots with possible values and rules for what combinations make sense.
The source is available on GitHub, and you're welcome to suggest improvements or ideas for new stuff to add.
- Cool new stuff!Apr 24, 2020
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Hello :) Thanks a lot for your planet generator, the pictures are very high quality and the lore helps me to develop ideas for planet stories :) i've already used 70 generated planets for some Warhammer 40k lore hehe
Do you plan to create custom settings, so users could set values like "x+ %" or "y-% value" of a parameter like water, desert, forests, cities, etc.. so the randomly generated number could be between x and 100 or y and 0 to create specific yet randomly planets :)
I was looking through a 2 year old article about good planet generators & most of the links I was trying to visit were no longer functional, so this site still being up was a pleasant surprise :)
This a great tool, and the image downloader is unbelievably useful!
Thanks so much for making/maintaining it
This is great! It makes me happy just to look at it when I open my browser! :D
This is a really amazing game/tool, and great for generating ideas! I'm currently fleshing out a SciFi game with planets on World Anvil - would you mind if I used images this generates? I would credit you directly with a link to this site, if that's okay?
Of course you can use them!
This is URL is very useful
Another thought would be whether you can let users set one (or more of the parameters) if they wanted. E.g. set habitabilty to 10%
This is pretty cool.
Can you create a few more stats for the planets? E.g. Gravity, length of day, length of year, atmosphere. Just a thought.
Can you add an export to txt and png button?
This generator is so good its planets could be usable directly. If I had a rectangular png map of the surface, I could show planetary locations clearly.
Uh maybe, I'd have to dig back into the code and figure out how.
Indeed, the author sent me the code and now it's also up here. :)
Oh, and I have a test version that produces the rectangular map too, but the map looks awful. You can really tell it's perlin noise in a way that's hidden by when it's a rotating sphere.
@Zarkonnen I think it would still be worth releasing. For my purposes / game project, a rectangular map is more important for its shape and information rather than its looks.
Please release it anyway!
Hey Zark, I absolutely love your planet generator, is it ok if I use some for a project I am working on (website)? And if so, what kind of credit would i have to give you?
Your planet generator is exactly what I’ve been looking for. If you don’t mind, I’m going to use a few of your planet bios in the book I’m currently writing. If it ever gets published, you can have a free copy and a credit inside! Good work, Z.
I absolutely love this planet gen. Great work man! Also. Can I use the planets in a homemade card game i'm working on? I'll put your name at the bottom of all the cards that use the planets generated by this.
Absolutely, I'd be honoured!
Thank you so much! I'll make sure to come back here and tell you when it's ready.
I'll even give you a free pack to show to friends or something. Thanks again!
Also, I am going to be selling the cards. Is that okay? Again I will give you credit on all the cards that use this generator.
Is there any other way you would like to be credited in the trading card game?
Thanks! Useful for SF inspiration!