Star Chart is the ultimate Virtual Reality experience: your very own Planetarium! Explore the solar system and night sky in a beautiful and accurate real-time simulation.
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Mixed (15 reviews) - 46% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 5, 2016

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April 18

BIG Update coming soon..!

Hi guys and gals.

We've been very hard at work making Star Chart better. We're closing in on our first big update to Star Chart for Vive and Rift. There are of course still some remaining tasks, and we're re-looking at the controls and tutorial, but you can expect to see a major (free) update coming to Star Chart soon! :)

There are a ton of bug fixes and minor enhancements that we won't go into, but from a major feature point of view here are some of the big ticket items you can expect to see added:

• Moments In Time featuring Apollo 11 landing scene and the Curiosity Mars Rover.
• The breaking up of Star Chart into discreet modes available from a "launch room".
• The ability to view Meteor Showers in Sky View.
• The ability to view Messier Objects in Sky View and 'hold' them on your controller.
• The ability to search for solar bodies in both Sky View and Explore Mode
• More planetary moons and other solar bodies
• The addition of "artists impressions" of solar bodies without known surface features (this gets rid of the "Tron line wire meshes" many of you hated ;) )
• An enhanced controller layout and improved tutorial.

We'd love to hear your feedback when it launches, but we're also interested in hearing any more feedback you have now, so we have a chance to address those issues if at all possible.

All the best, The Star Chart Team.







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About This Game

Step into your very own Virtual Reality Planetarium! Star Chart lets you explore the solar system and night sky in a beautiful and accurate real-time simulation.

*** Star Chart supports VR through the Vive or Oculus Rift, while regular desktop use is also supported ***

We're proud to bring to you the hugely successful astronomy & star gazing app - Star Chart - downloaded by over 20 million people world-wide.

Delight in exploring the solar system, from the Sun to the smallest moons of Saturn and out to the coldest, darkest, farthest reaches of Pluto. Gaze down and marvel at our solar system from above. Look up in wonder at the rings of Saturn. Feel the awe of floating in space around worlds no human has yet set foot on. Understand how the constellations of our night sky are made up of stars distant to each other in both space and time. Embrace the impossible distances of our solar system and the inordinate scale of our universe.

Star Chart currently includes:
- An accurate real-time simulation of the visible stars and planets as you see them from Earth
- A 3D solar system to explore, including the Sun, the planets, major moons and more
- A Sky View mode that recreates your view of the night sky from your own GPS coordinates
- All 88 constellations based on the beautiful artwork of 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius
- IAU Named rocky planet surface details.

What better way to learn about the night sky and astronomy than to immerse yourself as a virtual astronaut travelling through space. This experience is the perfect way for both the young and old to let their inner child experience the thrills of embracing the final frontier.

Please NOTE:
- Star Chart requires hardware to be viewed in Virtual Reality - ie either a Vive or Oculus Rift.
- Written from the ground up for Virtual Reality, this version of Star Chart is in many ways a superior product to that on iOS / Android / Windows 8 and more. But please do not expect full feature parity yet. We will continue to develop and enhance Star Chart over time, and we hope that soon Star Chart will reach parity with our other versions. But please note that there are no promises as to which features we will include nor when.

Feel free to provide us with your thoughts, feedback and feature requests. And for help using Star Chart in VR please see the Virtual Reality section of our Star Chart User Guide: www.escapistgames.com/starchart/instruction_manual.html

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 / Radeon HD 6770 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: n/a
    • Additional Notes: A Vive or Oculus Rift and recommended spec PC required for VR
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: The best you can get ;)
    • Additional Notes: A Vive or Oculus Rift and recommended spec PC required for VR
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX
    • Processor: 3GHz Intel Core i3 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: n/a
    • Additional Notes: VR is not yet available on Mac
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 MB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M380
    • Storage: 450 MB available space
    • Sound Card: n/a
    • Additional Notes: VR is not yet available on Mac
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