Monthly Archives: January 2012

Space-Themed Games – Space Race Blast Off – NASA Multi-player Game on Facebook

NASA have created a web-based “game” to test knowledge of science, maths and technology. It is called “Space Race Blast Off“. NASA Press Release (30-Jan-2012) Facebook App URL: http://apps.facebook.com/spacerace Stand-alone Flash App: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/spacerace/ Advertisements

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Space-Themed Games – Orbiter

Orbiter – Space Flight Simulator is a realistic simulation, using real world physics to provide a fun and educationally informative environment for flying spacecraft near the Earth, Moon, Mars and beyond. It was created by Martin Schweiger at UCL, and … Continue reading

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Space-Themed Games – NASA Moonbase Alpha

Another space-themed game with an educational purpose is “Moonbase Alpha” created for NASA’s Immersive Education programme and provides a game scenario with 20 minutes of play set on a hypothetical lunar outpost in 3D immersive setting. This is a proof … Continue reading

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Space-Themed Games – Entropia Universe

Mindark’s Entropia Universe is a space-themed MMORPG in which a player is transported to Planet Calypso by a shuttle, given a basis settlers suit and not much else. A lot has to be learned in terms of skills, trade and … Continue reading

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Europa Game Study – Mindark Entropia Universe and European Space Agency

In 2009-2010, Mindark’s Entropia Universe MMORPG team worked with the European Space Agency (lead Joachim Fuchs **) on a project entitled “Online Game Technology for Space Education and System Analysis”. This is a learning environment situated in a simulation of … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft – Intrinsic Motovation – Dun Morogh to Northshire Abbey

I like self set goals…. and one was to get my Dwarf Hunter and Grizzly Bear from the zone where it is initially based in World of Warcraft across to Elwynn Forest so I could travel to Northshire Abbey and … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft – Social Interaction

An aim of the class is to join up in the same “zone” in World of Warcraft, “Northshire Abbey” in the “Elwynn Forest” zone. This can be done either by entering the world as a specific species (human) which has … Continue reading

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