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Its only a $10 game...looks pretty interesting. Anyone play/played it?
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It's awesome if you want to build your own solar systems, screw around with gravitational pulls, explore the 200 galaxies nearest us, etc, etc. There's really not much more to it than that, but it is quite fun to mess with.
 
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Just more of a tinker game than anything else huh?
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It appears so.
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post #5 of 11
Gets old after a few hour long play sessions.

The funnest part is creating a full solar system complete with moons/rings/ect and then destroying it through various ways.

Fun, but very few things to do after you mess around for a bit.
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post #7 of 11
its a simple game that does get boring after about 5 hours or so.

ps i like ur avatar
post #8 of 11
Pretty much. It's fun if you're interested in the universe and space, and its fun to watch what happens when you change masses and watch the gravitational effects. I put 2 VV Cephi's on opposite ends of our solar system and ripped it apart, that was cool lol.

for reference, VV Cephi is the second largest star known to man (VV Canis Majoris is the largest) Our sun has a diameter of 864,327 miles. VV Cephi has a diameter of 1,552,361,981 miles and a mass that's 100x our sun, so two of those things tore our solar system in half.
 
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Think of it as a giant 3d real time simulation. You can go to a bunch of galaxies/solar systems/ect and edit any number of things about each piece. Everything from mass to size to gravitational pull to moons to rings to whatever. You can also just start with a blank slate and create anything you want using custom bodies or ready made planets/stars/moons/asteroids.

They also have a few scenerios built in that do various things, like a couple galaxies set on a collision path that allows you to watch how the various particles behave. Or another example is they set the earth to the center of the system and then you chose asteroids to fire at it. Things you could do on your own, just set up for easy access.

I enjoyed it as I love astronomy, but I also doubt I will play it anymore than a few times here or there from here on out.
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post #10 of 11
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Very interesting info guys!! I do like astronomy, which is why it caught my eye lol, but I think i'd rather read on it over playing around w/ it and gettin bored soon lol.
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