Take a Space Walk with NASA

Take a Space Walk with NASA

Ever wanted to experience space? The world of video games isn’t short of space experiences, but they’re nearly all science fiction, and usually involve blasting some kind of aliens. NASA have created a short 3D space adventure, allowing you to undertake EVA s(extra vehicular activities), or spacewalks, around the International Space Station.

Using the excellent 3D plugin Unity, the Station Spacewalk Game gives you four missions to complete, maintaining and fixing the ISS, and heading out to collect lost tools, all while watching you have enough oxygen to get back to the airlock.

It’s a pretty short game, although improvements are promised this year, allowing unlimited exploration, which will be cool. While it require a light touch on the controls, it’s not too hard and the gentle, slow pace of the game is fantastic. The model of the station is good, though it’s a shame Earth has pretty poor resolution, as that would really make it a beautiful experience.

Still, if you never realized that dream of becoming an Astronaut, here’s your chance to make amends! You can play in your browser, or download standalone Windows and Mac versions here.

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