News: Neil deGrasse Tyson is making a game called Space Odyssey

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Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is Kickstarting a game about space exploration, colonisation and science. Space Odyssey will be a PC strategy game with deeply scientific roots that’ll allow the player to set out to ‘develop planets, colonize worlds, nurture species, mine elements, build robots, and discover unique life-forms’. How lovely.

Whilst this might all sound pretty familiar to players of the strategy genre — Civilisation fans I’m looking at you — Space Odyssey’s co-creator and developer Mike Murphy says it’ll be a little more in-depth, focusing on the educational science aspect. So kind of like No Man’s Sky with heaps of actual science and learning added into the mix.

The Space Odyssey development team is utilising the knowledge of Tyson and his StarTalk All-Stars team of scientist-educators. Wolverine comic book creator Len Wein will focus on the storyline. Handling the art are Cecil Kim and Justin Yun, concept artists that have worked on the God of War and Final Fantasy series of games between them. Space Odyssey is being created with the aim of being ‘An awe-inspiring gaming experience of galactic exploration and colonisation’.

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Source: Video Gamer