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Space Engine: Explore the Space (Amazing Simulator Game)

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Posted 3 years ago on April 3rd, 2020.

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Exploring the space, planets, stars, our galaxy and the universe. Has always been an exciting topic. And there's always something new to discover and explore. Learning about other plants, how space objects orbit in the outter space. What is out there? Countless stars, planets, galaxies. It's facinating, mysterious, and beautiful.

So How Can We Explore the Space?

That's a valid question. With all the wonderful and mysterious objects out there. How can we explore them? I'm talking about the average person that doesn't have access to NASA level technologies and privileges.

Luckily for us, someone took the time, put in efforts and created the most realistic, and scientifically accurate space exploration simulator.

The program (game) is called Space Engine. Developed by Vladimir Romanyuk.

What is Space Engine?

SpaceEngine is a simulator astronomy program and game. It brings a 3D planetarium of the entire universe from a combination of real astronomical data and scientifically-accurate procedural generation algorithms.

The Program & Game Specs

Development Started in 2005
Current version: 0.990 (Steam) as of June, 2019
Size: 4 GB (software only); 50 GB (with all DLCs) (Solar System HD texture packs)
Original author(s): Vladimir Romanyuk
Operating system: Windows 7 and later (64-bit); Linux (planned); macOS (planned)
Written in: C++
Rated 10/10 stars on Steam with over 2600+ reviews

Minimum System Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Pentium G3240 or AMD FX-4100
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 950 or Radeon HD 8760
Storage: 4 GB available space
Additional Notes: VRAM (dedicated video memory) is very important for SpaceEngine - 2 GB is enough to run the program comfortably on lower settings.

Recommended Requirements

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 or AMD FX-8350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290
Storage: 50 GB available space
Additional Notes: VRAM (dedicated video memory) is very important for SpaceEngine - 4 GB are required to run the program with all features enabled and at good settings.

About the Developer: Vladimir Romanyuk

An astronomer and programmer, from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He's the sole developer of Space Engine. You can find him on Twitter @spaceenginesim


Stunningly Beautiful Images From Space Engine


FAQ About Space Engine

Does Space Engine run on Mac or Linux?

Currently the available version is for Windows only. However, the developer stated, it's planned for the future.

Is there Space Engine App Android / iOS?

Obviously no mobile device is powerful enough run the program. Plus, the beauty of space exploration is on large screen.

Does Space Engine use pre-made engines or created from scratch?

Amazingly enough, the project is solely created by Vladimir. And completely built from scratch.

Have more questions? You can contact the developer directly on the official site here.