Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Reentry is a realistic space flight simulator based on NASAs space programs; from the first American human spaceflight in Project Mercury, the rendezvous and EVAs of Project Gemini to the Moon landing in Project Apollo.
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Why Early Access?

“Reentry - An Orbital Simulator is a physics-based space flight simulator where you will learn how to operate and fly spacecrafts used in real life. The project is in active development and currently has the spacecrafts from Project Mercury (alpha stage), Project Gemini (alpha stage) and Project Apollo (Preview stage).

In such a complex simulator as this I believe in a development process where the community is involved early, and through Early Access I hope to both get feedback on what's already in the box, as well as suggestions on improvements, details and feature requests.

I'm constantly working on new features, as well as adding more and more details and improvements so you can get a simulator that is as close to the reality as possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Given the complexity of building a realistic space simulator, it is hard to give an accurate estimate. I hope to have all the current spacecrafts (Project Mercury, Project Gemini and Project Apollo with the Lunar Module) as a stable release candidate before summer 2019. However, this does not mean the game can't be expanded further with other space programs like the Space Shuttle or the Russian programs as an expansion to the simulator.”

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

“In the full version of the simulator I wish to have the following improvements and features ready:
- Complete the simulation of the Command Module and the Lunar Module of Project Apollo
- Able to land on the Moon
- More historical missions for all the space programs
- A full campaign where you start with the basic suborbital flight and end up having landed on the Moon
- Custom missions and Steam Workshop support
- Broadcast spacecraft telemetry so you and your friend can fly a mission, where one controls the spacecraft and the other plays mission control. This will allow you to create your own flight plans, and execute them
- EVA's
- Physical simulation of the internal spacecraft systems such as fluids, electricity, life support systems etc.
- More system failures and emergency procedures”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Reentry - An Orbital Simulator has been in development for almost 4 years. The simulator is already in a fully playable state where you can complete missions and enjoy the simulator, and the view of Earth from orbit.

It currently allows you to sit inside a highly interactive virtual cockpit for Project Mercury, Project Gemini and the Command Module of Project Apollo. Almost every switch, fuse, gauge and button can be modified and will trigger a reaction in the simulator.

The simulator also has a high resolution representation of Earth so you can see landmarks and details on Earth from orbit, as well as a realistic view of the stars surrounding you.”

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

“The price will most likely not increase when the game is released.”

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

“I'm actively seeking community feedback and suggestions through the in-game menu or social media.

There are many details and systems to simulate in Reentry, in addition to the realistic physics on launching into space, orbiting Earth and landing on the Moon. Community feedback helps me prioritize the tasks and features I wish to implement, as well as fixing serious issues and bugs.

There are many other space enthusiasts who might know some details I don't, as well as have feature requests I haven't even thought about. By involving the community, I can learn about these and add features and functionality based on the feedback.

My goal with Early Access is to work with the Community to create an accurate, realistic and fun space flight simulator.”
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November 17

Addressing launch weekend feedback and bug fixes!

Astronauts! Thank you all for providing me excellent and constructive feedback during the first two days of launch. I have added all of the feedback into the backlog and I'm currently working hard on fixing some of them.

I hope to roll out an update very soon that will contain a lot of these fixes and features that you have suggested. More will follow as I want to have small and frequent updates.

Thanks again for helping me make this a better simulator for all of us!


Thanks,
Petri
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November 11

Workshop integration!

I have always been a fan of mods and being able to create your own content for games. In Reentry, I will integrate the Steam Workshop so you can create and share your own Reentry Missions, and campaigns!


To create missions, you will use the Mission Editors and the Campaigns. Then from the Reentry Main Menu, you will be able to select the folder where the Campaing/Mission is located and create a Workshop Package directly from the game.


The same menus allows you to find and download missions created by others.
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About This Game

Reentry is a space flight simulator based on real life spacecrafts. You create a new astronaut, gain levels and experience for every move you make by completing missions in space. You will have access to missions similar to what happened in real life, or fictional missions designed to challenge you as an astronaut.

Spacecrafts are highly complicated machines with the primary task of exploring and understanding what's outside the atmosphere of Earth, while keeping the astronauts alive for long periods. This is achieved by hundreds of individual systems and backup systems working together. With the help from the in-game Space Flight Academy, the provided flight manual for each spacecraft, and checklists, you will learn how to fly and operate these machines, and explore space in a high resolution and realistic environment.

Control almost every system like the real astronauts, see the sunset and sunrise while orbiting orbiting Earth with speeds exceeding 25,500 ft/s. Explore the surface of Earth and the Moon with high resolution textures, or simply enjoy the solitude of being in space.

Imagine the final few seconds before launching into space. You are sitting on top of a 111 meter high rocket, looking at the instruments of a spaceship about to leave the oasis we call Earth. The engines are igniting, mechanical systems are clinging below you, while thousands of gallons of fuel is pumping through the systems. The loud roar of the five F1 engines are producing close to 8,000,000 pounds of thrust, violently shaking the cockpit and lifting 3 million kg off the pad. The launch pad tower is slowly moving away from you while the engines are balancing the rocket like a skyscraper on a needle. Sophisticated engineers has created the systems that will safely accelerate you to 25,500 ft/s, into a free fall orbit, with the Moon as the destination.

Welcome to Reentry, an orbital simulator.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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