One procedural universe, coming right up
January 6, 2014 11:29 PM Subscribe
posted by jiawen (28 comments total)
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is a free (but not open source) program that allows you to fly through
vast reaches of the universe. Along the way, you'll see some pretty amazing vistas and probably want to take screenshots
of them. It incorporates a good amount of real-world data about the solar system, exoplanets
and the universe in general with procedural generation of everything we don't know.
It features pretty appropriate music -- very spacey and relaxing. Space Engine isn't really a game; there's no goal, save for exploring and seeing what you can find. It's easy to take screenshots from within the game, and you can also export planetary maps (handy in, for example, RPG use).