July 19, 2009 at 2:19 am #57091
Race to Mars,some online games to do with exploration of Mars not played any of them
And not to out done Nasa has a mmo game in the works Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond
There’s a first look at it on this site.
http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/02/19/ … based-mmo/
July 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm #64139sscadminAdministrator
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:Quote:
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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?
June 25, 2010 at 1:14 pm #64140
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
June 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm #64141
Nasa seems to be real busy with these educational game as they have another one this time fly over Mars
Found this link on the x-plane forum,but they reckon there mod of Mars flight is better than this one.
July 7, 2010 at 11:53 am #64142
July 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm #64143GeraldineParticipant
Found a load of free models on that site, here http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/models.html
July 7, 2010 at 3:11 pm #64144Geraldine wrote:Found a load of free models on that site, here http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/models.html
Nice find Geraldina. 😀
July 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm #64145savuporoParticipantPINBACK 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 …
July 20, 2010 at 8:35 am #64146
I was thinking maybe they should have an alien chest burster pop out of one them,give em some to chase around the base. 😆
July 22, 2010 at 10:25 am #64147
August 9, 2010 at 11:41 am #64148
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
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.
July 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm #64149
July 18, 2012 at 2:03 am #64150GeraldineParticipant'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’ 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……
November 28, 2018 at 12:03 pm #112159
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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