Space Simulator is a realistic space flight simulator game featuring high-quality models, hi-res textures, IBL shaders, an entire full-scale Solar System with the help of a custom made state-of-the-art (double-float precision) physics library allowing us to create a better, faster realistic space flight simulation.

Thanks to the dynamic loading of textures, multi-threaded physics making use of the GPU cores, the game runs at 60 fps on most PCs, with really modest RAM requirements.

We are also implementing VR support for a fully immersive flight experience as well as support for all major joysticks and flight controllers.

We are confident that we can release the game for an introductory price of $4.99.

CONTENT

Space Simulator contains both historical Apollo Program and Space Shuttle missions as well as custom free roam scenarios.

• Apollo Missions

Space Simulator features the complete Apollo 11 program missions. Players can choose to play particular missions or the entire Apollo 11 program from beginning to end: launch the Saturn V from Cape Kennedy; perform Trans-Lunar Injection, transposition rotation and docking; land on the Moon; power through the lunar ascent and rendezvous; and finally return back to Earth with reentry and splashdown.

• Space Shuttle Missions

Space Shuttle fans can also enjoy a wide selection of Space Shuttle missions: launch from Cape Kennedy; rendezvous and dock with the International Space Station; return to Earth with reentry and play the final landing in day and night scenarios.

• Custom Free Roam Missions

Space Simulator is a realistic simulator of the entire Solar System with all its planets and major moons. Players can also choose to play custom free roam scenarios with general purpose spaceships.

• Full sized Solar System

• n-body physics solver with numeric trajectory predictor allowing the user to perform complex orbital maneuvers, eg, orbital slingshots, etc.

GAMEPLAY

All spacecraft cockpits will come with interactive multi-functional MFDa that provide information on every aspect of your flight data. We have orbit, surface, transfer, docking, flight, HSI and other display panels.

For Apollo enthusiasts, we have fully emulated the Apollo Guidance Computer and DSKY running actual code from the 60’s. You can run and control the Apollo spacecrafts exactly as how the astronauts did during their flight.

Ultimately, our aim is to create a realistic space simulator that is comprehensive and easy to use and accessible to players at all levels with the most advanced graphics and rendering techniques. The game also features interactive in-game tutorials which guide you step-by-step through each mission right down to selecting the right buttons and switches in a 3D interactive virtual cockpit.

REALISM

The simulation uses a proprietary double precision physics library, running on GPU cores allowing the game to compute all the gravitational forces, including moons and distant celestial bodies, generate orbit instabilities, resonances, etc. with the utmost accuracy. The physics solver allows the game as well to compute and predict real n-body trajectories that vary in real time, no longer based on patched conics or other simplifications. This allows -for the first time- the player to design and fine-tune very complicated orbital maneuvers.

All planets in the game are modeled with hi-res NASA imagery. Selected planets such as the Earth, Moon and Mars have 3D surfaces modeled from NASA altitude data. We try to use original audio as much as possible for Apollo and Space Shuttle missions.

SUMMARY

Lift-off from Cape Kennedy; land on the Moon; enjoy the magnificent views of Earth from orbit; plan a trip to a faraway planet; practise your favorite orbital maneuvers ­doing gravitational slingshots, Hohmann transfer orbits; rendezvous and dock with the ISS; perfect your Space Shuttle landings or go to the edge of space and back with the hypersonic X-­15 space plane. The possibilities are endless and as unbounded as your wildest astronautic dreams!

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We are delighted to announce that Space Simulator is on Steam for Greenlight. We have been working hard over the past three years to bring you a good ol' classic general purpose space flight simulator for desktop and mobiles. We have been improving the game upon the feedback of our mobile users and we are now ready to up the game to the next level.

Space Simulator is more a simulator for those with serious interest in astrophysics and orbital mechanics than a game in the traditional arcade style. Inspired by Microsoft Space Simulator and made with contemporary technology, the game runs on real physics, distances and time with realistic functional 3D cockpits emulated down to the software level. Included is a powerful numerically computed real time n-body solver orbit predictor to plan and implement highly complex orbits in a visually intuitive way.

The game features both historical Apollo program and Space Shuttle missions as well as custom free roam scenarios.

Apollo program fans - this is the game for you! Choose any mission from the full Apollo program from launch, through landing to reentry and splash down. Most relevant buttons and switches of the Apollo spacecraft cockpits are functional with the Apollo Guidance Computer and DSKY running actual code from the 60’s. The autopilot mode and in-game tutorials will guide you through the entire moonshot or take control of the spacecraft for full manual control.

Space Simulator Steam Apollo sunrise

Land on the Moon; enjoy the magnificent views of Earth from orbit; plan a trip to a faraway planet; practise your favorite orbital maneuvers ­doing gravitational slingshots, Hohmann transfer orbits, rendezvous or dock with the ISS; perfect your Space Shuttle landings or go to the edge of space and back with the hypersonic X­15 Aircraft. The possibilities are endless and as unbounded as your wildest astronautic dreams.

We hope to bring you many more missions in future updates - Mercury and Gemini, Vostok and the Soviet space program, SpaceX missions, and much more. We are listening to your feedback so don't hesitate to let us know what content you'd like to see. Help us through Greenlight for immediate Early Access release:

All feedback and comments welcome. Please visit our forum for additional information.

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