Simon Griffee

The Videogame That Maps The Galaxy ➶

10 July 2014

‘SteveWilds’ in the comments of The New Yorker’s article:

@jmr You can also explore this reconstructed galaxy in David Braben’s game. In fact the first and biggest player group in the game will be the First Great Expedition, whose goal is to travel as far into the simulation as possible, mapping and recording their discoveries as they go, as virtual scientific endeavour.

No other computer game has given people the opportunity to do this, let alone in a theoretically accurate simulation of this scale.

Can’t wait for Elite: Dangerous! I bought the Premium Beta this past weekend, so expect more about it here shortly.

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