Lawnchairs in Space!

You likely are aware that I’m a fan of the Kerbal Space Pro­gram, a very cool and fun way to safely explore the pro­cess of design­ing, build­ing, launch­ing, nav­ig­at­ing and land­ing space­craft. Yep, cool and safe.

Totally unlike real­ity. Earli­er today I stumbled across this video that, while hos­ted by a Kerbal Space Pro­gram fan, goes into a lot of detail about LESS, the Lun­ar Escape Sys­tems.

Lawn­chairs + Rock­ets. That’s it! No com­puter. Nav­ig­a­tion handled by the Mark I Eye­ball and stop­watches.

Wow.

 

And, there goes more free time this weekend thanks to Guild Wars 2.

Looks like there’s a one-time-only event sched­uled for this week­end. Giv­en my lack of par­ti­cip­a­tion in the recent Hal­loween event, I’d bet­ter make sure I’m on hand to rep­res­ent.

Guild Wars 2: The Lost Shores is the title of it, and judging by the trail­er, it looks to be very very ‘inter­est­ing’.

 

The droids I’m looking for? Maybe.

This is what you get when you marry two hugely suc­cess­ful enter­tain­ment genres — a Star Wars fla­voured Angry Birds game.

Actu­ally, it’s kinda fun 😉 but with all the dif­fer­ent Star Wars things these days, my memor­ies of the ori­gin­al films is kinda grow­ing murky. Did Luke have a beak? Or was it more yel­low and roun­ded like a Lego Mini­Fig…

Any­way, here’s the promo video for the most recent iter­a­tion of the Angry Birds game.

Coolest indie game in development — update and video!

 My recent fling with the Kerbal Space Pro­gram is get­ting more ser­i­ous; they’ve released the much-anti­cip­ated 0.7 update that includes lots of cool stuff, includ­ing:

  • Sev­er­al new Plan­ets and Moons, for a total of 14 Celes­ti­al Bod­ies.
  • Mul­tiple game saves sup­port.
  • Tutori­als and Scen­ari­os.
  • Sev­er­al new Parts, includ­ing a NERVA Engine.
  • Intern­al Cock­pit Views on sev­er­al cock­pits.
  • Cen­ter of mass, thrust, lift and drag visu­al cues on the con­struc­tion scenes.
  • Phys­ics Warp: An altern­ate time-warp mode where you can accel­er­ate time to 2x, 3x and 4x without put­ting the sim on rails.
  • Much improved visu­als in space.

Full details here.

And a new video, just because!