In KSP you must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional ship. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or doesn't). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science!Read full description
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In KSP you must build a space-worthy craft, capable of flying its crew out into space without killing them. At your disposal is a collection of parts, which must be assembled to create a functional ship. Each part has its own function and will affect the way a ship flies (or doesn't). So strap yourself in, and get ready to try some Rocket Science!
The game offers three gameplay modes: Sandbox, in which you are free to build anything you can think of; Science Mode, which lets you perform Scientific experiments to advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind and further the available technology; and Career Mode, in which you must manage every aspect of your Space Program, including administration strategies, Crew Management, Reputation, as well as taking up Contracts to earn Funds and upgrade your Space Center Facilities (or repair them).
Add to this the ability to capture asteroids (a feature done in collaboration with NASA), Mining for resources out across the furthest reaches of the Solar System, Constructing Bases and Space Stations in and around other worlds; plus literally thousands of mods from a huge active modding community, all add up into the award-winning game that has taken the space sim genre by storm.
The Vehicle Assembly Building and the Space Plane Hangar allows players to build spacecraft out of any imaginable combination of parts.
Fully-fledged, Physics-based Flight Simulation ensures everything will fly (and crash) as it should.
Take your Kerbal crew out of the ship and do Extra Vehicular Activities
Fly out to Moons and other Planets
Procedural Terrain delivers detailed terrain at a vast scale. The Kerbal Planet is 600km in radius!
Mod-enabled, allows players to create new content and modify the game.
Ship systems. Keep an eye out for engine temperatures and fuel levels, and try not to explode.
Build ships with multiple stages, and jettison parts away as they burn out.
Full control over the staging sequence allows for complex ships and advanced functionality.
Dock spacecraft together to build Space Stations, Massive Starships, or even surface bases on other worlds.
Manage your crewmembers, hire them, and send them out into space and make them into heroes.
Research and Develop new technologies to advance your Space Program.
Take on Missions to attract interest in your Space Program.
Discover new worlds and expand the scientific knowledge of Kerbalkind.
And a whole lot more!
I have an 8-year-old boy, and this is just the best game. He gets to learn some stuff, think critically, and have tons of fun. I love that Squad have left it pretty open to the modding community too. Despite it being a "space" simulator, we have been able to drop in cars, boats, submarines, propeller planes, an 18-wheeler, and parachutes for the Kerbals themselves! I highly recommend this to pretty much anyone, but especially with kids. And when making yet another rocket or plane seems dull, you can always blow stuff up! 10/10 would purchase again and again.
This game is by far one of the best games to be released on PC in the past 6 years. It's a simple, yet complex game that just keeps on giving. Yes, the physics can be buggy at times, but normally the results of these bugs are absolutely hilarious. The game may seem a little daunting and almost impossible at first but it is actually rather simple to learn it's just difficult to master. The best part about this game? There's a very strong chance you'll learn a thing or two about rocket science and how we have achieved space travel! So what are you waiting for? Go buy it!
This game is absolutely fantastic, the only limit is your imagination and of course, the laws of physics. You can build whatever you want, as long as they manage to get up and get into space. To get close to the moon and make a landing I took me a while , but the satisfaction and enjoyment was much. If you are lovers of space but also of spacecraft and rockets this is the game is for you!
Pros: +Construction +Complex +Challenging +You might actually learn something about science if you take the time to understand the intricacies of the game Cons: -The simulation is complex, so strange bugs sometimes occur Kerbal Space Program is a fun and challenging space exploration simulator. It is a highly detailed and complex game that doesn't take itself too seriously. KSP is the kind of game where mistakes can be as much, if not more, fun than success. An overly-simple description of this game would be LEGO's in space. It should be noted that to really grasp this game and truly experience everything it has to offer, you will have to do some homework. There are tons of guides and tutorials to help with this, so don't let that hold you back.
Kerbal space program has a level for everyone. Learning how to get things into space, circularize your orbit, and even go to both of the moons of the main planet are fairly complex, but after a few videos and several hundred attempts, you'll eventually get there. Dive deeper and you can get to one of the other planet, probably with probes at first, but eventually land a Kerbal there, and even have your own base! But the more you want to do, the harder everything gets! Get bored with the vanilla game? There are hundreds of mods that you can get and easily set up! KSP is a game I constantly come back to and Squad is still working hard to make it a game for everyone.
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