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The Solar System Is A Near-Space Exploration Game

The Solar System is a work-inprogress game that offers beautiful navigation an exploration of our solar system; check out the demo video to see it in action.

Christopher Albeluhn, a game developer temporarily out of work, started making a model of the Earth using the Unreal engine. Once he was done with Earth he just kept on going and eventually what was going to be a simple portfolio entry became a game ecosystem that allows users to explore the solar system in novel ways.

Watch the video above to see an application demo; hit up the link below for more information about the project.

The Solar System [via Flowing Data]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/18/12

Comments (2)

  1. Harry

    Should be popular with schools, it looks great

  2. Ushindi

    I wish they could have given some sort of guesstimate on the eventual purchase price to the public of this program. I would certainly be interested in buying it.
    Guess I’ll have to keep checking the main page for updates.
    (I wouldn’t mind contributing, but don’t want to do that AND then pay for the download as well – the economy, people.)

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