SpacePort Futuristic Development

Global Finalist

SpacePort Futuristic Development made it to the Global Award Finals (Top 25)

THE CHALLENGE: Space Route 66
Journey to Mars

Develop a game or virtual reality experience that allows users to build and explore a futuristic spaceport. Potential utilizations that could be incorporated:

  • Horizontal and vertical launch and landing
  • Suborbital and orbital tourist facilities (hotels, crew training experiences, exploration theme park attractions)
  • On-site spacecraft manufacturing facilities
  • Processing facilities for space resources

This is The SpacePort Futuristic Development simulator. In this game, the player can build various buildings - vertical launch pads, hotels, mining factories. We have a special kind of building - the orbital launcher (inspired by the Magnetic Levitation Launch Assist technology). In addition, we implemented a simple resource and money economy. We have made use of real GIS data for constructing our terrain.

The motivation behind creating this simulator is that infrastructure planning is a crucial step in spaceport development. Potential location-related problems can be clearly seen in comparison to planning on paper. In addition, the in-game economy system can help prevent stagnation down the road.

After downloading the project, unzip and run 'nasa.exe' from the main game folder. In-game navigation is: 'W' - move forward, 'S' - move backwards, 'A' - move left, 'D' - move right. Hold the 'Shift' key to move the camera faster. Clicking the right mouse button will cancel building construction

Resources Used

Unreal Engine 4, TF3DM, NASA 3D Models, Cinema4D

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