Homeworld Studio Gets Their Arse To Mars

Homeworld Studio Gets Their Arse To Mars
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To celebrate the successful landing of the InSight spacecraft on the red planet, Blackbird Interactive (now in charge of Homeworld) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have released to the public a version of their Project Eagle Mars base software.

I wrote about it back in 2017; while not a game, it’s still a very game-looking program, which serves as an interactive model of what a realistic colony on Mars might actually look like.

Described as “a tool to allow users to explore and learn about a potential future Mars colony”, the base depicted is “grounded in real possibilities, informed by real science with direct guidance and feedback from NASA and JPL scientists about the technological and material constraints for building human habitation on the red planet.”

This realism extends to the topography around the base, as it uses terrain data taken from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Project Eagle is out now on Steam.

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  • You know, you don’t have to ‘Aussie-fy’ every US slang word. We know what an ‘ass’ is. We know where ‘Get your ass to Mars’ comes from. He doesn’t say ‘arse’ in the movie, he says ‘ass’. So that blog title doesn’t even make sense, unless it’s coming out of Dave Hughes’ mouth.

    • Nah, I’m with localisationbot9000 on this one.

      Besides, he’s saying arse in that scene. The American English spelling and pronunciation of arse is ass, but it’s the same word.

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