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  • #57091
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Race to Mars,some online games to do with exploration of Mars not played any of them

    http://www.racetomars.ca/mars/

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDJh_72Byw[/youtube]

    And not to out done Nasa has a mmo game in the works Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond

    http://ipp.gsfc.nasa.gov/mmo/

    There’s a first look at it on this site.

    http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/02/19/ … based-mmo/




    A bunch of classics here on the cheap if you get them all in one bundle

    #64139
    sscadminsscadmin
    Keymaster

    Good find Pinback

    Yeah it really isn’t a game in what we would think but more an educational tool and a bit more if you read this from the site:

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    Persistent immersive synthetic environments in the form of massive multiplayer online gaming and social virtual world, initially popularized as gaming and social settings, are now finding growing interest as education and training venues. There is increasing recognition that these synthetic environments can serve as powerful “hands-on” tools for teaching a range of complex subjects. Virtual worlds with scientifically accurate simulations could permit learners to tinker with chemical reactions in living cells, practice operating and repairing expensive equipment, and experience microgravity, making it easier to grasp complex concepts and transfer this understanding quickly to practical problems. MMOs help players develop and exercise a skill set closely matching the thinking, planning, learning, and technical skills increasingly in demand by employers. These skills include strategic thinking, interpretative analysis, problem solving, plan formulation and execution, team-building and cooperation, and adaptation to rapid change.

    I like what they are trying to do with this mmo and will be a really nice things for kids and college students to learn and exercise theories. I wonder if they will actually use all real time data to make moon and mars topographically correct from our satellites?

    #64140
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Looks like Nasa will have a mini demo of there game out on the next month called Moon Base Alpha,shame it got

    nothing to do with Space 1999 I like too fly an Eagle. 🙂

    http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/p … index.html

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI8_9eN-2Uo[/youtube]

    #64141
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Nasa seems to be real busy with these educational game as they have another one this time fly over Mars

    http://education.grc.nasa.gov/MarsFlight/index.htm

    Found this link on the x-plane forum,but they reckon there mod of Mars flight is better than this one.

    #64142
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Game is out and can be downloaded from steam.

    http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/p … nload.html

    #64143
    GeraldineGeraldine
    Participant

    Found a load of free models on that site, here http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/models.html

    #64144
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster
    Geraldine wrote:
    Found a load of free models on that site, here http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/models.html

    Nice find Geraldina. 😀

    #64145
    Avatarsavuporo
    Participant
    PINBACK wrote:
    Game is out and can be downloaded from steam.

    http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/p … nload.html

    Played through it. It has some potential, but the demo completely fails to tap it. 25-minute sprint against time to repeat “fix it” on couple of stationary items.

    Most of the available tools you dont even have use for. Probably would have been fun to muck around in freeform mode a bit more…

    By the way, how the hell does a power coupler node “go critical” , anyway ?

    Something like that would have much more interesting appeal if you peeled off all the NASA logos, had a couple of corporations competing to industrialize near earth space and the main asteroid belt.

    There are lot of cool game dynamics you can build around this, a combination of RTS, RPG and sim elements could be implemented. Its a niche though, so probably wont see an AAA title …

    #64146
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    I was thinking maybe they should have an alien chest burster pop out of one them,give em some to chase around the base. 😆

    #64147
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Another Nasa educational game,this time you can take space walk around the ISS as well as few other missions to do.

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resou … _game.html

    #64148
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    Keymaster

    Fed up with the moon then go to mars in this game, Its not really a game more of a simulation of a mars base where you have perform tasks eat food goto the toilet ect, important safety tip dont go outside without your helmet on. 😆

    The demo can be played in single player mode or over the net in multiplayer

    http://www.hyperkat.com/colonyets.html

    Also from the same company is VR rover where you control a rover on Mars, you can just drive it around or use a simple programming language to give it commands.

    http://www.hyperkat.com/virtualbots.html

    #64149
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Another game from Nasa, need Unity installed and you get to drive a rover around Mars.

    http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/explore/curiosity/

    #64150
    GeraldineGeraldine
    Participant
    'Geraldine' wrote:

    Found a load of free models on that site, here http://www.nasa.gov/…ces/models.html

    Quoting myself now <img src='http://spacesimcentral.com/forum/public/style_emoticons//haha.gif&#8217; class=’bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:haha:’ />

    Just noticed there has been updates to the models available here. Many of the deep space probes are there now and………the Pioneer Probe model is there too! I think most of the models are in Blender format. That could be handy for some……

    #112159
    PinbackPinback
    Keymaster

    Another Nasa interactive look at a possible Mars base in Project Eagle https://store.steampowered.com/app/224000/Project_Eagle_A_3D_Interactive_Mars_Base/

    looks like some of the old links no longer work, anyone know where they have gone.

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