Here is the first released version of my Lunar Lander program. It runs under Windows and requires Direct3D 9 to be installed. I had hoped to have more of a game by my deadline but didn't have time to implement much, so I've tried to tie things off so it is relatively bug-free and playable. Once some of the holiday madness subsides I will make another release.
You can fly the orange, spherical rocket around the planet and attempt to make soft landings. There are a couple of control schemes of varying difficulty. Controls in a nutshell:
- Steer with the mouse
- Accelerate with the left mouse button
- Zoom view in/out with X/Z or 1-5
- Restart if you get stuck with R
- Esc pauses and displays additional help.
- Occasionally the aiming rockets will rotate the vehicle the long way around.
- It is possible to get positive feedback by pressing Tab to accelerate time while simultaneously increasing the orbit size; this will blow up the simulation and require a restart.
Once again, thanks to Scott Lembke for his Chipmunk physics engine, a heavily-modified version of which lurks within. Thanks also to my testers: Tom Elmer, Seth McNeill and David McNeill. Enjoy!
I've released a couple of other little games in the past: