Microsoft Space Simulator

DOS game, 1994

Genre:
Simulation
Year:
1994
Developer:
Bruce Artwick Organization, The
Publisher:
Microsoft
Perspective:
1st-person, 3rd-person
Theme:
Flight, Space, Educational

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The game places players in the role of an astronaut navigating the complexities of space travel. One of the key features of Microsoft Space Simulator is its realistic simulation of space physics and mechanics. The game accurately models orbital dynamics, spacecraft propulsion, and other aspects of space flight, making it not just a game but a learning tool for those interested in astronomy and space exploration. …read more

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The game places players in the role of an astronaut navigating the complexities of space travel. One of the key features of Microsoft Space Simulator is its realistic simulation of space physics and mechanics. The game accurately models orbital dynamics, spacecraft propulsion, and other aspects of space flight, making it not just a game but a learning tool for those interested in astronomy and space exploration.

Players can embark on a variety of missions that range from piloting space shuttles to exploring distant planets and stars. The game offers a range of spacecraft to choose from, including historical craft like the Space Shuttle and fictional ones designed for interstellar travel. This variety allows players to experience different aspects of space flight, from the relatively familiar to the speculative.

Players can navigate to different planets and moons, each meticulously rendered based on real astronomical data. This attention to detail extends to the game's depiction of star systems and galaxies, offering a window into the broader universe.

The game's interface, while complex, provides a wide array of controls and instruments that mimic those found in actual spacecraft. This level of detail adds to the game's realism but also presents a steep learning curve. Players must invest time in understanding the controls and mechanics of space flight, which adds to the game's educational value.

Game serves as both an engaging space simulation game and an educational tool, allowing players to experience the wonders of the universe while learning about the realities of space travel. For those interested in astronomy, space technology, or simulation games, Microsoft Space Simulator offers a deep and rewarding experience.

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