A modern take on the classic arcade game, Lunar Lander, Lunar Flight extends the experience to a fully fictionalized and accessible lunar module simulator
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Very Positive (402 reviews) - 83% of the 402 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 15 Jan, 2012

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6 May

Lunar Flight VR - WIP Videos

Incased you missed some of the Videos I've been posting the last few months here are a few Work In Progress.


May 1st - The most recent video shows off the new Login screen specificaly for VR. It highlights all the new Gaze based Menus and the intro frontend space scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgZ-0nSF4A

April 10th - The second video shows off the New Pilot IK Arm animation that is attatched to the Throttle and Joystick to mimic HOTAS setups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0QAntQIWmw

February 16th - Finally an early gameplay video where I conduct a quick Transport mission, shoot some Drones and land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBevzwZtQc4

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Reviews

“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.”
SimHQ

“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.

Key features

  • 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

Windows
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
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Overall:
Very Positive (402 reviews)
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Adeptus Ineptus
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 2 June
I think this game would be great for fans of flight sims, though you don't need a joystick in order to play it. It's impressive, and it seems legit for physics (scientist that I so obviously am, not) but it didn't capture my attention. ***
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Ron ︻气デ═一
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 19 May
NEEDS VIVE VR SUPPORT!
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SORAXIUM
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 May
what an amazingly fun game. Not many people play it but its a blast to fly around in space and pray to not crash into stuff,
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1337Brian
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 15 May
Great game but no support for the best VR headset out? Please add support for the HTC Vive!
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Dea9
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 7 May
Great game still supported 4 years after launch.
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Aztek
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 April
I played this with the DK2 and loved it. Now a year later I have the HTC vive on its way and would love to play it on there as well, the Vive community is hungry for content and I would love to see this game brought back to life!
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alcomaholic
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 12 April
I really hate this game.
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Purplecat
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 2 April
Amazing Game for the Rift. If you own a DK2 this game is essential! get it you wont be dissapointed.
One of the best games i've played on the RIFT.
Hopefully new Home support will be added soon?
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[UN] Simon
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 1 April
Great simulator for the money. Very good immersion and demos Oculus Rift very well. Recommended.
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Thogmar
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 29 March
Lol, was always intending to rate this as interesting but flawed, since I had only tried it with my joystick. With a joystick, the control rates are wonky, and you're missing out on a bunch of HOTAS style interface control you get with a controller. Just tried it with a generic Xbox 360 controller and it's GREAT! Flies nice and the interactions in the cockpit with a Track IR and the controller are fantastic. Highly recommended now, but understand that it seems to be built and tested mainly with a controller in mind (I don't like keyboard/mouse with this or Kerbal type games either), so be sure to try it with your controller of choice.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
85 of 91 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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60 of 75 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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28 of 28 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
132.3 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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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: 27 November, 2013
I am a fan of simulation games. I own about every flight and space flight simulator there is, and I must admit, this game was quite a fun experience.

First, you'll have to learn about thrust vectoring, which is about the hardest thing to learn if you don't know physics. It's very long for some people and you may get desperate and begin hating this game. But once this is done, you'll understand just how fun this game is.

You can carry out mission, such as locating lost equipment or transporting cargo. And yes, weight does affect your flight. There nothing more intense than landing on a platform with 0.3% left fuel because you underestiamted the weight of that cargo.

And there's multiplayer : Shooting other people on the moon/mars!

And the best part is : The developper (independant, as far as I know) oftens adds stuff to the game and they're awsome. When I bought the game, there were 3 maps, no multi. Since then, Mars was added, multi was added, Occulus Rift support was added and I can't wait to see what's next.

A definitive buy for any flight sim enthousiast.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: 15 September, 2014
Wow. This one is making me consider buying two side monitors...
It's a Proper Simulator, but not impossibly fiendish to play,
assuming you have a decent controller. Still possible to enjoy
with just the keyboard though.
Brings you inside a LEM, and there really isn't much to do apart from
flying from A to B, and C, and D; but it doesn't matter, because
the Trip is the Message.

pros:
-What I just wrote, that was all positive.
-You are Inside that tiny Lunar Lander from the 80s!
Or was it the 70s?
-That good old feeling from the Sublogic and co. simulators,
that we thought had been killed by Big Byte, but with all the
modern eye-candy and smoothness

cons:
-You will only see two colours: Grey and Green,
and Red, that makes three,but you don't wanna see red,
unless you're on Mars.
And Blue; Blue's good.
So that's four colours.
It's the freaking Moon! Live with it.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: 18 April, 2014
Lunar Flight is so realistic!

Being an astronaut myself, having flown and operated many spacecrafts (ranging from lunar modules such as this, to commandeering an entire flotilla from a mothership), I can say, with a professional background, that Lunar Flight is spot on. Whether you are fending off incoming missiles or carrying out missions to grab randomly appearing space-crates of space-candy on the moon, firing missiles at your fellow astronauts', then this game gets it right.

No seriously though, it is not space-candy, it is high-tech space loot that you would not even understand.

Bored? Spin around in space. It also features multiplayer, so grab a friend and play play chicken with your lunar modules.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: 12 February, 2014
Really solid Lunar Module sim but also a great game of physics and precision landing. It may look boring or perhaps even overly complicated at first, but when you get the hang of the mechanics it becomes EXTREMELY enjoyable. I also gotta mention the nice high fidelity graphics, excellent performance and fantastic sound design. I don't know if its real LM radio chatter from the 70s but it sure sounds like it and makes the game really immersive.

Overall its nothing short of awesome all around, my only grievance is that the dev doesn't want to make the oculus rift virtual 3D cockpit available without having the oculus, so you're forced to play with a 2D cockpit with windows and monitors to the 3D world. A real shame but besides that this is great and I strongly recommend it if you enjoy fun games.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: 22 September, 2015
A true spiritual successor to old games like Lunar Lander. Yes, there is a learning curve here. One thing that is a bit unfair is a stock lander with no upgrades lacks a stabilizer, if you get the craft rotating in mutiple axis you will have a hell of a time getting it stabilized. As you progress and upgrade the LM you won't have this problem, though of course you will have more experience flying and won't be so fazed by basic flight. Bottom line: when starting out only use yaw/rotate and leave pitch and roll alone. Mission types are fine though they boil down to fly from base X to base/point X and do something. Lost cargo is a little more interesting as you have to use your eyes to locate the target (the beacon is too short ranged to be of too much use in locating the cargo). Some other mission types would be useful, like a photo-mapping mission, where you have to fly a designated strip of territory taking images as you go along.

The actual feeling of flight is superb. The Hills map in particular has a very authentic Lunar Highlands feel to it. Others less so. Canyons is challenging but the verticle exageration makes it look a little unbelievable. Mars is also a challenge but after the "purity" of Lunar flying is a bit frustrating.

As far as this game being too difficult, well, I disagree. If you watch the basic tutorials you should be fine, esp if you obey the basic rule of "no pitch/roll w/o a stabilizer". If you want difficult, try Eagle Lander 3D which is a hardcore LM sim, no game, no missiles, no HUD, just the DSKY and a scribed pattern on the LM window to guide you and historical Apollo scenarios.

For a niche title an impressive level of support. After the initial release we saw release of Oculus Rift support and then multiplayer, and continuing support into 2015. The developer has demonstrated maturity and staying power by supporting this very excellent sim/game.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: 28 June, 2014
This game is an absolute gem. I only wish I had an Oculus Rift to play it with, but my TrackIR does perfectly well.

Ever since "Lunar Lander" on the ZX81 and "Thrust" on the Atari ST, I've loved these kinds of gravity-based vector thrust games. This game takes it into a whole new dimension: 3D.

Everything about this game is delightful: the mini tech tree to upgrade the lander, the background sounds, the retro green UI, the perfect lunar landscape rendering. I have to hand it to Shovsoft, this game is so polished you can see your face in it.

This game is for people who have EXCELLENT spacial awareness. If you get a bit sea-sick, or can't read a map upside down, go elsewhere. This is the sort of game where you have to be upside down, spinning, while flying in a parabolic arc, trying to calculate thrust vectors to slow you down and cancel rotation before you become a lunar smear.

I absolutely love the sense of "being there", especially with the head-tracking, and in-ear microphones. Sitting with the lights off, listening to the NASA commentary and carrying cargo around, I'm in hog heaven.

I really REALLY hope that there's a sequel to this which goes in the direction that HardWar (or SubCulture) took. Thank you shovsoft, I've loved every second of playing this!
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