NASA Steps Into the Gaming World With ‘Roman Space Observer’ – Play the Game NOW

Credit: Pixabay.com
Credit: Pixabay.com

Who said that astronomers and scientists, in general, always have to be those grumpy guys that don’t know how to have some fun and enjoy things? NASA proves that such preconceptions are not true by launching its own video game.

‘Roman Space Observer’ is the name of NASA’s video game, according to SciTechDaily.com. There’s no use expecting anything fancy – it’s only a retro game that reminds us of those ‘ancient’ 8-bit games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). But even so, the game seems like a nice attempt to promote astronomy, especially for the little ones.

You can play Roman Space Observer NOW!

In order to run the Roman Space Observer game, all you have to do is to click here. The game is free to play, and it runs directly in the browser, so there’s no need for you to install anything.

NASA explains more about its game via the space agency’s website:

With the ever-revolving loop of popular trends, retro 8-bit style games have made a big comeback in the gaming industry. Younger generations are now loving games that older generations still enjoy. This game is intended to entertain players across a wide variety of interests and skillsets, all while spreading the word of the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope and the fantastic science it will uncover.

Our goal for this game is to inform and inspire players about the amazing cosmic objects in our universe and what Roman may be able to see in a fun and engaging way.

The player’s goal will have to find as many space objects as possible by using Roman detectors. He can even find black holes or dark matter. But at the same time, the player can aim for the more common space objects such as galaxies or exoplanets.

Cristian Antonescu
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