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Retirement of the Space Shuttle Discovery

by Jonny D - Competition Entry

Use 'wasd' or arrow keys to pilot the Space Shuttle on its last voyage. Turn with the left and right arrows. Move forward with the up arrow key.

There is no win condition, so it's like a sandbox sim, however unrealistic. Hint: Your big target hangs around in a 3000 km orbit.

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droqen says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:21am

I'm not even sure what I'm doing it or why I'm doing it but I desire to not stop.

How the hell did I get a pet satellite to orbit me? <3

jolle says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:36pm

I have flown into hundreds of satellites and the moon, does that make me a winner? I believe it does! \o/

Probably needs a little work to really function as a game (like you say, a win condition).

plams says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:18pm

"Bird destroyed!" - hahaha. Objective or not, I love oribiter style games (this is the best: Nice cloud of satellites :-) Found the moon, but I bounced right off.

Devenger says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 12:27am

400000km up, and I'm still getting 'Satellite Destroyed!' messages. Truly, my launch was a triumph.

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 4:52am

Haha! A nice dadaist space simulator. That's a lot of satellites! Sad that I could not destroy the moon.

dertom says ...
Dec 25, 2010 @ 1:50pm

Hehe...we have more or less the same idea about using the space shuttles last flight! ;D Good job dude!

philomory says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 7:39am

Not exactly 'fun', but certainly entertaining. Took me a while to get the hang of controls for precise movement.

Hamumu says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 4:40pm

Seemed kind of pointless drifting around there... so much effort to change your heading, why was there a 'fuel' limit on that? I would've liked to keep holding an arrow to continue to adjust my heading. I don't know. Fun to bash satellites around a bit, but with such slow control, it all felt really slow rather than the fun of smacking things around willy nilly.

Endurion says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 7:15pm

Yay, moon destroyed! (By flinging a satellite at it?)
As you said it's more of a toy box than a game. At least I did reap 10000 points for the moon. Discovery going down in a blaze of glory!

Jerm says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 10:52am

This really needs more work to be a fun game, but despite that I played it for quite a while. The controls were quite intuitive.

Destroying the moon was awesome! After that I flew 200000 km into space (there's some weird graphical glitches up there, or maybe they're relativistic effects), then came back down and crashed into the Earth at nearly 4000 km/s. Mission: Success!

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