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.

 

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!