Christopher Nolan's epic space adventure Interstellar launches November 7th, and everyone is feeling the hype of space travel. Luckily for all of us mere humans chocked full of impatience; the good folks over at Paramount are here to fill our galactic needs!
They have painstakingly developed an all-inclusive space-geared Application for Interstellar. I mean, guys, it has everything! You can control and play with numerous settings to control every detail inside the game. In the App you can create and customize your very own solar system. YOUR VERY OWN SOLAR SYSTEM, PILOTS! Right down to the tiniest factor of gravitational pull and planet surface size. You can add astroid belts, destroy your own planets, or build them up with moons of all sizes and materials. All of which affect your expedition and the functions of your system. You'll be exploring other player-built solar systems, navigating through their orbits and collecting data to bring back to Earth for your mission. You'll even be manning and piloting the spacecraft Endurance from the film itself to give you an exclusive and unique connection to the movie. Slide on over, McConaughey!
The App is based on the classic Newtonian physics conceptualized by the film's scientific advisor, Kip Thorne. Thorne is the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech and has a hefty career in researching wormholes. You can tell just how much care they put into the Application, so it really gets you buzzing to see what they have done with the movie. When playing in the App you can see without a doubt that they did some serious research and worked very closely with the actual science, adhering to the laws of real-time physics. The space-time continuum in the gameplay feels and reacts very realistically. You can feel the polar drag of the strong orbits you're slingshotting between, or the chaotic slippage when your craft goes off course.
The Interstellar Experience gives you two real-world fundamentals of space travel to utilize during your odyssey: fuel and gravity, the two main ingredients to any mission. The gravity will help you use less fuel throughout your excursion if you hit the pockets just right, catapulting around an infinite universe. Your main goal is to travel as extensively as you can throughout your neighboring systems without using too much of your precious resources. If you happen to die a fiery astronomical death or run out of spacecraft propelling fuel your distance meter will reset along with your fuel levels, giving you another go at the adventure. Make sure you upgrade your ship and blast off amongst the planetary systems again!
You will encounter nasty black holes that will do their best to swallow you whole, forcing you to maneuver your hurling craft with thrusters and steer your way to safety. Then jump through a wormhole that will transport you to a new galaxy! I had a lot of fun with this. With a massive online catalog of other players, the possibilities for travel and expeditions are potentially limitless. You can be exploring outer space without boundaries!
Now that you're getting way too excited to play this, let's break down the features of this incredibly interactive cosmic game, shall we?!
- Create your own solar system and share it with friends
- Customize planets, stars and asteroids
- Pilot the Endurance through friend’s and other fan’s solar systems
- Upgrade your ship to increase durability and range
- Earn mission patches for completing objectives
- Based on Newtonian physics with simulated gravitational fields endorsed by the movie’s science advisor Kip Thorne
- Slingshot between planets and return research data to Earth
- Navigate past massive black holes