Unemployed game designer made the model of the Solar System that is powered by the Unreal engine


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A Canadian game developer, Christopher Albeluhn that has seven years of experience lost his job, but he did not lose his optimism. In his spare time he began to make a new project that was supposed to strengthen his portfolio, namely it is a model of the Earth that is powered by the Unreal engine.

First, he made the Moon, then the Sun, and other planets of the Solar System, including the asteroid belt, the gravitational field with the geometry of space-time, and finally, Christopher could not resist and added all of the existing 88 constellations. After a couple of months this project turned out into a stunningly beautiful model of the Solar System. Although the work is not finished yet, the Christopher’s roommate secretly posted a video on YouTube, and it unexpectedly became popular, collecting 50 thousand views per day.

Now the author is raising the money to finish this educational project, here is a link to the project on Indiegogo. Specifically, the money is needed for the engine license, website creation, porting an application for iOS and Android. The author also wants to add the satellites to the program, including all NASA satellites and their routes.

Christopher does not know who will need this program. Perhaps it can be used for the educational purposes. The author says that the model is made for the soul, and he just wanted to give to the world what he wanted when he was a kid. This example shows that even one-man can create the superb things.

If this application will ever be released, it will compete with other 3D-navigators of the Solar System, like Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe and Eyes on the Solar System.

At this point the author has collected $ 2251 from $ 8,000 needed for completion of the project (12 hours ago it was only $ 1056, so everything is going very well).
ZimerMan 10 may 2012, 10:29
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