By AK Ghill
I love this tool. People who call it a game truly miss the potential for exploration. If I may, a time element could be incorporated to determine how long a year is for any orbiting body. Even so this one is a real mind trip, for those with imagination.
One thing... There is no good way to make asteriod belts. If you could choose asteriod belt and then establish an orbital radius, that would be cool. The program could treat the whole thing as one object, instead of trying to add hundreds of asteriods.
Relaxing, awe inspiring, gave me chills. Especially gorgeous on larger devices, this blew my mind. Question though, any idea how to access settings or a menu?
A wonderful sandbox
This game is really incredible because it can take the sophistication of astrophysics and give you simple tools to navigate and control the a galaxy. It’s really beautiful.
I went into an Apple store where SPACE was installed on the display iPads. On a 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 this game was incredibly fluid. It’s simple UI didn’t need any explanation, I was immediately setting up planets and stars and black holes. I was really taken aback by how cool this app was.
Knowing that part of the appeal of this app is the simplicity, I could understand not wanting to mess with it too much. But there are some functions that I think would really make this a lot more fun:
1. The ability to speed up time. Somethings I want to just see if a certain cluster I made is going to be fine in the long term. I like to experience the early parts of a forming start system, but there are other times where I just want to see the ‘end game’ of it.
2. Menu to hide the names and/or paths of the planets and stars. This seems to make everything really crowded when zoomed out.
3. Menu option to set ‘selecting distance’ or something to that effect. There are a lot of times when I’m editing and rotating the camera around a system, one of my swipes to rotate is interpreted as moving a blue giant 200 billion miles away. If I’m zoomed in on a system, i want to be editing only that system.
This a a really fun game. I’m the biggest issue for me is that once I get to around 20 stars/planets, it requires more power than my iPhone 7 can provide without draining the battery or getting hot. I understand that incorporating my “time speed up” idea would likely put even more strain on the phone, having to calculate the gravity of the galaxy at 2000 times the speed it normally does. But it runs great on the current generation of phones.
Waste of Money!
I’m really into astronomy and had high hopes for this Space app based on the App Store editors review, but it was a huge disappointment. You can add various celestial bodies in space, but you can’t see them unless you zoom in individually. They are just tiny dots! What a waste of money!
Good, but the glitches...
I absolutely loved this app until I got up to seven objects in my miniature cosmos. It was glitching and spun me around my universe and was jerking around so I couldn’t do anything. Anyways, everything else is great. I would recommend having a key for each object that you have to be recorded in and tells you where it is in your universe. Please fix this glitch
Love it but...
By Filipko pro
I can’t get to the galaxy all it gives me is 1 light day and then poof won’t go further
Great concept - poor execution
Being neither a rocket scientist or astrophysicist, I will assume the physics are correct in this model. It’s interesting to see how bodies interact and the music is ethereal and spacey, however it’s the visuals that fall well short. First the text, orbital lines are all light purple on a dark purple background making it all very difficult to see. They need stronger contrasting colors like bright yellow or white.
Secondly, while proportionally having the planets as tiny micro dots may be accurate, it makes for a poor simulation. At the very least their relative size needs to be exaggerated to make the sim more visible.
I love this, but I would like to see some prebuilt universes from you guys that we could explore, also add the abbility to change time, like in universe sandbox 2
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I like this game very much, I feel like a God creating a universe. But I have a few suggestions to add to the app/game. First we should have the ability to create any type of animal (including human like species) I think that we should create those to add to our planet and we could get notifications of what happens on that planet based on what the people are doing, say that a war happens and that could affect the planet, since wars actually do that in real life. Also we should have the ability to choose how much percentage of water the planets that we create have. But yeah the suggestions are just that you could create a species or choose one if you want to make humans. When we have the ability to create these, we should also be able to see what they look like and examine a species if we select it and we should also get to know what they create, for example a plane or car, something that changes the way they live. We should also choose how they look like , for example we can choose their skin tone, and what eye color this species can range to, also we can choose their nose shape or type. Also we can have the ability to choose that not all living things of this species is the same because there are short and tall humans, of different races, so when we create our species we should choose that this species can range from this height that is short to a tall height, also how their body works. Technically I just want the ability to create humans maybe even races (Black and White, Etc.) Except it would be our own way, and maybe we could create other species. We should also get to choose to see how they reproduce children and what type of foods they eat, for example a T-Rex could only eat meat. We should also get to zoom in on the planet and see what’s going on, like a war or at least get to see how they live, for example, in the 1920s people usually danced and watched movies almost everyday and the buildings weren’t tall as the buildings these days. Also based on the choices that these people make, it changes how they live as the years of their history pass by, another thing is, you can choose how fast time passes each second, or you could choose to make it real time too. One more suggestion is that when a planet is habitable the land should be green with grass, or you could just choose if you want it to grow grass and trees because my “Earth” is habitable and it has a lot of water but the land is only sand and I would really like for there to be an option for it to be green and grassy, but the people that you create can still affect this, say that they make a whole peace of land black and gray because of a war, and then the war ends and grass can grow back over the destroyed land again. But yeah I really hope you add these things, thanks for reading through this if you got to this point of the review and I really hope you add these. ❤️ 🌎🌍🌏
I Wish I Could Go Visit Other Worlds Using Solid Boosters!
Who Would Want To Explore Your Own Solar System? I Do! I Am Evan Mcpeak And I WANT An Update To This! I Wish You Could Fly Asteroids And Other Stuff. Exploring Worlds Would Be F.U.N. I Would Be Able To Explore Other Worlds! The Parts Would Be: Boosters Section: Solid Boosters, SLS Boosters, Delta 2 & 4 Boosters, And More! Ships Section: 3mm Asteroid, 1 foot Asteroid, 1 Meter Asteroid, 1 Mile Asteroid, 1 Kilometer Asteroid, And Planets! And More Parts!!