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App description: Space Simulator is a state-of-the-art 3D spaceflight simulator. The game features a revolutionary physics engine, graphic levels previously unseen in the mobile world, interactive step-by-step tutorials and an intuitive user interface. Space Simulator creates a realistic first person experience of all the challenges of astronautics.

What makes Space Simulator different to other games?

Space Simulator has incredibly realistic physics, with real gravitational forces, distances and velocities based on a revolutionary physics engine especially created for this app running on the GPU.

Step-by-step interactive tutorials of the Apollo Program lunar missions from launch in Cape Kennedy to landing on the Moon through reentry and splashdown. These tutorials take you through the same procedures, paths and events that lead man to the Moon in July 1969.

Ultra-realistic rendering engine for planets and moons, hi-resolution surfaces and atmosphere and new metal-based graphics engine for unprecedented realism at maximum possible framerate

Complex aerodynamic mathematical models commonly used in most mainstream flight simulation products

Realistic 3D virtual cockpits with touchable controls

Emulated Apollo computers running actual code from the 1960s with working displays, buttons, indicators, etc.

Original audio footage on selected missions

Interactive orbit visualizer allowing easy visualization of complex orbital mechanics

Configurable window-based UI allowing customization of the interface to suit your preferences

Comprehensive configuration options to customize difficulty and gameplay according to your device capabilities

Apollo program, Gemini program, Space Shuttle, X-15 space plane, Space Launch System mission and many spacecrafts to test, fly and master!

Over 50 ready to fly missions

Custom mission editor to create hypothetical scenarios of past, present and future space programs

Unleash the astronaut within!
03-05-2015, 04:36 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: On the toilet
Posts: 4,287
Is this the one buzz aldrin was involved with?

03-05-2015, 04:37 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 292
Holy whaaaaaa?!

This looks awesome.
03-05-2015, 04:39 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,021
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpepper43 View Post
Is this the one buzz aldrin was involved with?
No, that's going to be published by Slitherine and still coming soon, apparently.
03-05-2015, 04:54 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 1,021
Quote:
Originally Posted by famousringo View Post
Holy whaaaaaa?!

This looks awesome.
This IS awesome. Been having a keen eye on it since I found out about it in Upcoming Games thread.
Snapped it up straight away when the devs said it was live today.

Only spent an hour or so with it so far but if you are after a deep and complex simulator that you need to research, understand and learn you can't go wrong. It's very detailed and seemingly the devs have been very accurate in modelling the various ship systems/computers and solar system. It looks really great.

Seriously, first time you launch and see the Earths horizon getting gradually more curved, and the darkness of space and the stars appearing, and the halo of atmosphere around our planet blend into view, and Earths cloud systems becoming visible over vast distances.... it's a beautiful moment in gaming and they done it REALLY nicely (to see that for real, I can't comprehend how amazing it must be!). I'm happy with seeing it just in game-form for now though!

Back to the game: the instructions/manual definitely need some work. Even referring to their Wiki leaves me somewhat baffled but I love figuring out simulators through trial and error anyway, so it's all good fun. I'm totally not sure what buttons to press to make the ship do what's needed

There is so much to it! Launching, orbiting calculations, navigating, docking to satellites and other craft, landing on the moon, relaunching from the moon to dock back with the command module. It's all here, and mastering it will be a real challenge. Looking forward to get my head around it over the weekend.

I managed to manually fly the shuttle back from orbit through earths atmosphere but used all my fuel so kind of smashed into the sea at 6000m/s which probably isn't healthy. There must be a way to do it "properly" but I didn't get that far yet Surprised it didn't burn up before getting near the ground (although it was a big fireball lol). Parachute didn't work either.

TL;DR - if you are not scared off by a game that totally doesn't hold your hand, and you love space, this should be on your device.
03-06-2015, 01:58 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 331
Really really awesome simulator!!! I only Hope to see it in iPhone very soon!!!
03-06-2015, 09:07 AM
#7
Not a clue what to do but I can tell it's brilliant. Crashed into the sea whilst trying to get to the moon. Story of my life. It does remind me somewhat of being 12 and everyone loving Elite, except me, who just couldn't dock and couldn't be bothered learning how to dock. Anyhow, this is quite probably brilliant if you have the time and energy to work out what to do. I hope that once all the missions are complete there's a bonus shooter round. That'd make it perfect.
07-10-2015, 05:24 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 1,963
Can't wait to play this looks so awesome
Their Facebook says July 8th new update w iPhone added should be any day around that date... Fingers crossed it's soon
07-11-2015, 09:11 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,993
Never heard of this until yesterday. Have to get an iTunes card today so I can get this. This looks awesome
07-11-2015, 10:01 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dailon80 View Post
Can't wait to play this looks so awesome
Their Facebook says July 8th new update w iPhone added should be any day around that date... Fingers crossed it's soon
Yes, they declared a date around 8th July... Finger crossed! I can't wait to play this great sim on my little iphone!!!