Space Station Sim to be Released Internationally by Avanquest
June 17, 2008
REALISTIC SPACE AGE STRATEGY GAME TO BE RELEASED BY AVANQUEST
SPACE STATION SIM BETA TESTED BY NASA PERSONNEL
Space Station Sim, a new simulation game for PC, will be released this month by Avanquest Software Publishing. The game provides an out of this world experience as players manage the creation of an international space station in true 3D construction. Space Station Sim was developed in conjunction with, and beta tested by NASA personnel, leading to the possibility of it being used for future mission planning.
Space Station Sim challenges players to embark on a new age for man amongst the stars as they build a home 240 miles high, while flying at 17,500 miles per hour. The game begins in the Mission Control Centre, where the player launches new modules and components, recruits crew members, organizes supply missions and manages the project budget.
As the Chief Administrator of NASA, players are challenged to build their own space station utilizing modules developed from actual NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), JAXA (Japanese Space Agency), CSA (Canadian Space Agency) and RSA (Russian Space Agency) designs.
To man the International Space Station (ISS), crew members must be recruited with certain skills, specialties and character traits by the player. During the game, these factors will have an impact; crew members with a poor work ethic may not complete repairs, while certain specialists will be required to fulfil specific tasks. Initially the crew will need to be guided, but as the game progresses, they will become more automated, allowing the player to concentrate on other objectives.
Back in the control centre, players must maintain good political relationships between the different represented countries. The budget rises and falls in relation to international goodwill, forcing players to manage the allocation of resources across research, funding and construction carefully to avoid compromising development of the ISS.
Publisher: Avanquest Software Publishing
Developer: Vision VideoGames / NASA / Japanese Space Administration
Release date: June 2008
PEGI: 12+ (TBC)