Re-live the early days of spaceflight in the accurate, detailed and exciting simulation of the Mercury spacecraft.
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Positive (25) - 88% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 5, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“This game is being created by a single developer and as such development relies far more on interaction and feedback with the community. It is my hope that by sharing the development process with the community the final product will meet or exceed people's expectations.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The hope is to have the game out of early access in 6 months, however this will be extended if I am not completely satisfied with the state of the current build. I would rather the game took longer if it means a higher quality product.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will include;

All of the original flown Mercury Capsules and their missions.
Interactive flight procedures.
A recreation of the mission control room (accessible during flight).
Re-entry and splashdown simulation.
Many other minor features.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current build contains the framework of the game, the menus and two work in progress spacecraft and missions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will remain the same during Early Access, however there may be an adjustment on full release depending on any additional content and community feedback.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As a single developer I rely on community feedback to guide the development of the game. I welcome any direct feedback to admin@goforlaunch.co.uk

There will also be questionnaires available to complete during development.”
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March 13

Next patch not far away!

Hi all, just checking in to say the next patch is coming along nicely and wont take too much longer.



This update will greatly improve the terrain rendering and cloud graphics to give you a more impressive orbit. Also various bug fixes and tweaks.

Once this update is done I will look at adding some new content/features for the next one.

Hold tight!
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January 30

A sneak peek at what's to come in the next patch!

Hi all,

Hopefully folk are enjoying the newly revamped Freedom 7 mission (many thanks for the bug reports...all added to the list!).




As a the developer of this game I am in the unique position of seeing features well before they arrive on your screens (or headsets!) so I thought I'd share a couple of shots of how the terrain and clouds are currently looking from here! While a great deal of time has been spent on the interior of the capsule, it's always bothered me that my planet terrain just wasn't as nice as I wanted it (although the current globe's texture has a resolution of 130,592 x 85,296!) so I'm working on making everything crisper, bumpier and generally more realistic.

This overhaul of planet Earth will form the basis of the next major patch (might be a bug fix first). Still a lot of work to be done to get the whole globe up to this standard so as ever, some patience needed but so far the overhaul is going very, very well. I'll keep you posted on progress!
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“Doesn't it look really rather good!”
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About This Game

Re-live the early days of space flight in Go For Launch: Mercury, the first in a series of games exploring the early days of space flight.

With full integration for either a standard computer monitor or full VR via a headset GFL:Mercury will take you on the ultimate adventure into space and let you re-live the exact experiences of those early pioneers, the Mercury Seven.

key Features


Full support for Oculus Rift (CV1 and DK2) and HTC Vive (with full motion control).

7 Fully functioning, interactive spacecraft interiors and exteriors. Each individually crafted to accurately portray the changes in design and loadout.

7 Complete playable missions from the mercury program (including the cancelled Freedom 7II)

Detailed models of the Atlas and Redstone rockets on historically accurate launch pads (and the ability to witness test launches from the ground!).

A full scale recreation of earth as seen from low orbit.

A virtual recreation of mission control including control room, spacecraft hangar and pilot's office.

GFL: Mercury is being designed from the ground up to be as authentic and accurate as possible. It is our hope to offer it as an educational product as well as an entertainment project, suitable for use by schools and colleges to educate and engage students in the fields of astronomy, spaceflight and history.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Graphics: Monitor Play - GTX 750 or equivalent. VR - GTX 970 or equivalent.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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