The lights are on
It's not technically a game, but it does use the Unreal Engine, and it is very cool.
When game developer Christopher Albeluhn found himself out of the job after working in the industry for seven years, he used his new forced free time to create an accurate model of our solar system using the Unreal Engine. It features accurate constellations, orbits, planet rotations, locations, and speeds.
Albeluhn started an IndieGoGo page to start taking donations on the project with the ultimate goal of releasing it on PC, along with other platforms like iOS devices. Albeluhn met his financial goal, and is now interested in donating the application as an educational tool to schools and museums. You can find out more about the project here.
One thing I can't help but think about, after just finishing Mass Effect 3, is how awesome it wold be to explore Albeluhn's accurate three-dimensional galaxy with the Normandy. The galaxy exploration sequences in all of the Mass Effects always felt lacking to me. All I am saying is, maybe BioWare should look into hiring Mr. Albeluhn to help with whatever is in store for the future of Mass Effect. I hear he is looking for work.
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why is kyle the only one to post things
already a game called universe sandbox. this is just a copycat.
That's pretty awesome, such detail!
this is amazing, someone really needs to hire this guy ASAP.
sweet. would like to see this go more places, and be successful. then maybe people can shut up about how gaming never brings anything good...
oooh i like the sun
This looks siick. This is what i loved about ME1. exploration.. even if the planets were desolate..
That was simply amazing.
Anyone else read "wold"?
I can't think of a joke for the typo, other than that, that app looks sick! I'm so getting it
This gives me a lot of ideas for my game
So after being fired, you started making your own app with success. That is quite some story!
He made this app by himself off of donations? Very impressive, sir.