Planetarium converted to 200-player space game

The planetarium at New York's Museum of Natural History will play host to a giant space exploration game tomorrow night that starts with the birth of the universe.

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The planetarium at New York's Museum of Natural History will play host to a 200-person space exploration game that starts with the birth of the universe.

The Space Cruiser game, set for tomorrow night, will transform the roof of the Rose Center for Earth and Space theater into a "living, breathing, spaceship where participants will be able to navigate around a beautiful fictitious universe" according to Babycastles, the creator of the game.

Based on the promotional video, the game lets players explore new worlds and even travel through a Doctor Who-style worm hole.

The ship's computer is played by musician Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields, a man obviously keen for adventure (his new album is called "Love at the Bottom of the Sea").

The game is the main event of the "Cosmic Cocktails and Space Arcade" evening, which will also feature live music and games from indie developers.

Unfortunately, tickets for the event got snapped up quickly, but check out the video for a taste of what the lucky few will experience.

SPACE CRUISER from Ivan Safrin and Babycastles from Ida C. Benedetto on Vimeo.

(Via Kotaku)

 

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