Have you ever wanted to go to Mars? Whether it was a childhood dream of yours, a long-time fascination with our solar system and space, or simply a desperate yearning to go someplace as desolately lonely and red as your heart itself, then you’re in luck! Well… Unless you’re part of that last group, then maybe you should stop playing games and go get some helpful consolation from someone not named Frito Lay or “Waifu.”
Yes, thanks to the wonderful souls at NASA, your Xbox and Kinect are now hosting some rather cool experiences involving that ol’ red, toxic planet. The free Mars Rover Landing “game” allows you to use body movements to safely land the rover Curiosity, just like the professionals do it.
If that’s not enough, the even cooler part comes next: Curiosity’s Journey on Unity allows you to actually explore a 3D map render of Mar’s Gale Crater, which, while pretty likely to be free of aliens, should still be interesting to anyone out there with the capacity to appreciate such an application.
What say you, brave explorer? Will you traverse the dusty-red frontier in the face of certain death in exchange for rock samples and soil analysis?
- Molyneux Changing the Name of “Curiosity” Because of NASA