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Mars NASA Games

The Game Made From NASA Satellite Data 32

Posted by Soulskill
from the game-worlds-as-actual-worlds dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Kickstarter's helped start all sorts of indie games, but few as unusual as Lacuna Passage, an adventure game set on Mars with a vast open world that's been painstakingly recreated from NASA satellite data. You're able to explore twenty five square miles of the Red Planet in all its barren glory as you attempt to solve the mystery of the first, vanished, manned mission to mars. A new piece today on the making of the game — which is being made by an elementary school teacher and a team of a dozen volunteers — looks at how it came about, and why their quest for authenticity led to even urine analysis being included in the gameplay."
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The Game Made From NASA Satellite Data

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  • Re:Oxygen levels? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Dereck1701 (1922824) on Tuesday August 27, 2013 @09:17PM (#44692983)

    "life support capacity of 8 hours"

    In that neighborhood, I imagine that is only a suggested safety limit for a standard suit though as a couple astronauts took a 8 hour 56 minute spacewalk (Helms & Voss back in 2001). The next gen space suit (which would likely be used on possible Mars missions) though is supposed to have a life support duration of 150 hours