Universe Is Beautiful When People Aren't Trying To Blow You Up

When a game is set in space, invariably it's set there so you can fly a spaceship and shoot at things. Space Engine does away with all that nonsense, leaving you with just... space.

Billed as a "free universe simulator", whether you call it a game or not depends on how much you like exploring (and shooting things, I guess). But once you download the 400MB file, you're free to explore a procedurally generated universe at your own page, with the whole thing designed to give you an idea of how vast deep space really is.

It's definitely relaxing and had me reaching for some Jon Hopkins CDs. But seeing how smoothly it pans out from Earth only makes me want to see this kind of technology applied to something with a little more to do.

Space Engine is free, and you can grab it at the link below.

Space Engine – Free Universe Simulator [Apples For Geeks, via Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

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Comments

    Infinity: Quest for earth! :p

    http://www.infinity-universe.com/Infinity/

    Douche fanboy from post above.....

    YEA ok..... infinity: question for vaporware.

    Infinity has been in development for how long? almost a decade with NO release date set.
    keep crawling the forums living in the fantasy that you may actually get to try that vaporware program.

    Space engine is here and its REAL.

    "at your own page" PACE perhaps?

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