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Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Coming Soon Tech has details on Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an upcoming space-based game. Information on the game itself is sparse, as the site emphasizes the participation of the publicity-shy scientist over most other details. Digital Trends fills in some of these blanks, saying this is in the works at Whatnot Entertainment, who say this will come to Steam as a desktop game, but will also feature virtual reality missions. They also state deGrasse Tyson's participation will involve being more than just a figurehead, saying "Neil has been involved in implementing real science and real physics in the game." Along the way they name-drop an all-star cast of other potential participants offhandedly, saying, "Players can also explore galaxies created by other players, including prominent scientists and fictional world-builders like Tyson, Bill Nye, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Peter Beagle." Here's more from Mark Murphy of Whatnot Entertainment:

Murphy said these hyper real VR missions are designed to take you virtually into that new place. One of the missions has players explore the moon Europa, which looks like an ice planet from the outside. But if you dive through the cracks, you find the oceans beneath that are vaster than the oceans that we see on Earth. What lives in those oceans? You’ll just have to find out.

“We want people to experience these missions on HTC Vive or Oculus Rift in the home or in a science center, but we also will create a slightly different, lower resolution version for Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard so kids can experience this in the classroom,” Murphy said.

The graphics in the game are designed to be whimsical and playful, with science underneath, while the missions will be “hyper real and very immersive.”

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7. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 4, 2016, 09:40 ForgedReality
 
TangledThorns wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 18:15:
Militant Atheists love Tyson. The same guy that used to work for George W. Bush.

Ahh, religion. The last bastion of the closed mind, and the source of great ridicule by intelligent humans.
 
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6. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 3, 2016, 20:49 Dacote
 
TangledThorns wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 18:15:
Militant Atheists love Tyson. The same guy that used to work for George W. Bush.
Son,
Your father and I pray that you get back on your meds.
Love Mom
 
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5. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 3, 2016, 18:28 Suppa7
 
TangledThorns wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 18:15:
Militant Atheists love Tyson. The same guy that used to work for George W. Bush.

Uhh just because you worked with an administration doesn't mean you like it, aka tysons job is about the promotion of and teaching of astro science. That has hardly anything to do with anything. You're trying to smear someone by association because you're a good god fearing american you're doing a really bad job of it.

Sorry to tell you but christian fairy tales like this

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matt.8%3A30-35&version=NIV

Are one of the reasons politics is so fucked up in the USA, since the electorate is 90% ignorant of its own political interests.
 
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4. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 3, 2016, 18:15 TangledThorns
 
Militant Atheists love Tyson. The same guy that used to work for George W. Bush.  
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3. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 3, 2016, 12:19 sauron
 

Might have to play this here at Barad-Dur. Orcs In Space for the win!
 
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Kittens!
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2. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 3, 2016, 11:42 Burrito of Peace
 
Trying...to...hold..it...can't....SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!  
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1. Re: Space Odyssey Presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson Oct 3, 2016, 11:37 Cutter
 
Ground Control to Major Tom....

Oh wait!
 
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"I like oak myself, that's what's in my bedroom. How 'bout you Jimmie? You an oak man?"
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