There’s a new video game in development for all you science nerds, and it has an advisor you might recognize. No, not me—just another one of your favorite physicists-turned-science educators, Neil deGrasse Tyson. The game is Space Odyssey, a space exploration caper that takes you on a journey to explore and settle new planets. Currently, the game is a Kickstarter project with an estimated completion date of December 2018.
Now, we all know that sometimes crowdfunded games just don’t work out. But even if Space Odyssey doesn’t see the light of day—which, depending on which side of your tidally-locked exoplanet you choose to colonize, might be the case!—I still wanted to talk to Tyson about the game, science education, and how video games can be a great way to explore concepts in physics.
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