A modern take on the classic arcade game, Lunar Lander, Lunar Flight extends the experience to a fully fictionalized and accessible lunar module simulator
User reviews: Very Positive (358 reviews) - 83% of the 358 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 15 Jan, 2012

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23 August

Lunar Flight DK2 Build Upated - Input Fixes & More!

Hi Guys,
Following from last weeks big release, I spent some time trying to address some of the most common issues so far.

  • Input Fixes - Changed so Rewired settings to allow for more than 1 controller assignment. This should hopefully allow almost any number of devices to be plugged in and as long as you have one configured it should work e.g. XBox controllers. Custom mappings should also save & load correctly. I also fixed the Submit (A) button on the Mission Debriefing Window.
  • Cockpit Shadow Jitter - I've tweaked some settings to give a nice increase in shadow resolution whilst also almost eliminating the horrible jitter.
  • Occlusion Culling Optimised - I rebaked all the Occlusion data with a higher level of accuracy. Should see a small general performance increase and no more terrain disappearing when EVA. The previous bake was a little too conservative.
  • Lens Flares - All lens flares have been updated so that they no longer have any concentric rings. There is now a single glare flare.

Look forward to hearing your feedback!

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17 August

Lunar Flight - Updated To Unity 5 Native VR - 6.0.1 - Available Now!

Some of you may recall the issues I had with Lunar Flight when the DK2 started shipping last year in June. I was lucky to receive a Pilot kit from Oculus and had hoped to have a DK2 build ready to go when everyone else got theirs, but I ran into a few SDK problems and Lunar Flight never really has had a ‘Good’ quality build since the DK1 release.

Well today all that changes with this new Steam Beta release! This build was the initial milestone I needed to finish before I begin work on future additional features and content.

  • This is THE best DK2 Build of Lunar Flight to date!
  • Now Ported to Unity 5 Native VR (DX11)
  • Direct Mode is now the recommended way to run the game (Extended Not Tested, soon redundant with coming 0.7 Runtime)
  • Physics Sim now runs at 75FPS to match Render Rate (Physics is not interpolated), Feels Super Smooth! NOTE: Old Replay Files will play too fast!
  • Velocity Stretched Particles are now manually managed to prevent sub frame stutters
  • An Oculus Preset GFX setting will be applied by default. Based on my R9 290X, feel free to adjust the settings based on your own hardware.
  • Cockpit Shadows are now working again for the 1st time since the DK1 version!
  • Render Scale is set at 1.25% for a little Super Sampling
  • Weather is set to Clear on Mars pending a better cloud rendering implementation how ever you can change it to a different setting if you want.
  • Rewired Input Manager is implemented but there is no UI yet in VR mode. Stop the Runtime via the Config Utility and run the game in None VR 2D mode to access the new Input Configuration (Saitek HOTAS should work now) Once configure restart the Runtime
  • XBox Controllers and almost any Dual Stick gamepad should work by default.
As usual to access this build you will need to opt into the ‘DK2’ beta on Steam, no command line arguments are necessary. Since this is built with Unity 5 the Update is much larger (466.7 mb) than the usual patches.

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“Alongside the delicacy of the simulation, Lunar Flight’s great achievement lies in its aesthetics.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Lunar Flight wraps an enjoyable physics simulation in an approachable and fun package.”

“I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, look and feel of Lunar Flight.”
Impulse Gamer

About This Game

Explore the most realistic and beautiful realtime simulation of 'Lunar Flight' in this unique and challenging game. Experience the heart pounding sense of dread as you deliver supplies to moon bases with only seconds of fuel to spare!

A modern take on the classic arcade game, Lunar Lander, Lunar Flight extends the experience to a fully fictionalized and accessible lunar module simulator providing a variety of mission types involving transporting cargo, acquiring data at survey locations and locating lost cargo.

Completing missions earns experience points and money to be used to refuel, repair and upgrade the lunar module. In addition to missions there are time trial challenges complete with online leader boards and a globally ranked ‘pilots’ leader board, ranked by experience. To round out the game there are a variety of achievements to provide additional challenges and objectives.

When you think you've got what it takes, head online and go head to head in deadly combat against the best pilots in the world in Lunar Flights Multiplayer mode.

A truly unique and challenging flight simulation experience, Lunar Flight will give you many hours of immersive, addictive and rewarding gameplay.

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Support - Please Note Mac is not yet supported

Lunar Flight also features one of the best Oculus Rift Virtual Reality integrations yet conceived. It has an entirely new Virtual Cockpit and UI designed specifically for VR and offers an unprecedented immersive experience of flight simulation on the Moon & Mars.

Key features

  • Oculus Rift Mode with Optimized VR Cockpit and UI
  • Track IR Support
  • Authentic Newtonian space physics
  • Addictive, challenging Simulation
  • Earn money and experience from Transport, Survey & Lost cargo recovery missions
  • Purchase Upgrades and Action items for the Lunar Module
  • Online Time Trial and Pilot Experience Leader boards
  • Online Multiplayer with Weapon Systems
  • Random mission generation
  • 51 Achievements
  • Spectacular graphics and effects
  • Award Winning Soundscape
  • Unique Quad view display
  • Comprehensive Replay System
  • Default X360 Controller Support
  • Support for multiple Input Devices (HOTAS)

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 900 MB
    • Video Card: 500 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
    • OS: 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Only
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 900 MB
    • Video Card: 500 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Any
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: 1 August
If you like games that are hard to master and based on skill rather than simply clicking on something, this game is for you!
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77 of 82 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: 25 November, 2013
To start off - if you currently have an Oculus Rift, stop reading and purchase this game right now... It's ok, I'll wait for you to do it.

Done? Good, because this game currently has the best native support for VR available right now. A perfectly realized virtual cockpit with great functionality and UI suited for VR. The sense of immersion is quite spectacular, and the game itself is also very fun.

For those without a rift, the game is quite good as well. It places you on the moon (or mars) in control of a lander type craft, in which you perform missions for experience and cash, with which you can upgrade your lander's capabilities. The lander handles as a low gravity vehicle would handle, and with practise you can pull off some very impressive manouevers. The types of missions available range from surveying certain locations, searching for misplaced or lost cargo and transportation of cargoes.

There is a multiplayer component as well, though I have to attest i haven't really played much of this mode (was having way too much fun in the single player portion of the game)

Overall, I'd heartily recommend the game to anyone with a slight interest in space exploration - and if you have a Rift this is a must purchase.
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59 of 72 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: 28 November, 2013
I have no idea what I'm doing, but it's so fun to fail at this game with Oculus Rift.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: 19 April, 2014
A nifty simulation of flying a lunar module. Takes a little while to get the hang of (there's some video tutorials included) but once you're flying around without any assists it's great fun.

Radio chatter and some fitting background music add atmosphere to a lunar environment that would otherwise have none (zing!). You will also have the opportunity to fly around a map on Mars where dust storms and increased gravity and drag make flying much more difficult.

Some physics knowledge is definitely a bonus. Physics nerds like myself will take pleasure in having to plan ahead, taking into account things like cargo weight, fuel efficiency, conservation of momentum and more. You will feel like you've mastered lunar flight when you line up a trajectory for the landing pad, using your RCS thrusters to reduce your transverse speed while throttling up your main thruster to keep the vector over the pad, to finish with a quick yaw at the end to line up a perfect landing.

Probably the biggest drawback to the game is the relative lack of mission variety with only three types. The environments are of course pretty barren as you'd expect so like with many flight simulators you are more occupied with what your craft is doing and how it's flying. This is where Lunar Flight really shines.

It supports TrackIR and Occulus Rift too so props to the developer!

Overall recommended!
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
131.8 hrs on record
Posted: 8 December, 2014
Lunar Flight is a simple sim that allows you to fly an Apollo style lunar module around four different maps (difficulty varies between the maps) simulating the moon and mars environments. It has a steep learning curve but is extremely satisfying to master.

Initially it feels a bit like playing the classic 8 bit 'lunar lander' type games in 3D but there's more to it than that. Missions include carrying cargo between locations, gathering data from survey sites and recovering lost cargo. As you progress with missions you gain XP and are able to upgrade your ship to make it more fuel efficient and more manoeuvrable.

Multiplayer introduces combat, adding 'sidewinder' style missiles and decoy flares to the mix. Combat isn't easy; changing direction can be hard due to inertia and it's a pretty unique experience.
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