The Unmanned Lunar Expedition Simulator is a small 3D (OpenGL) game in
which you control an unmanned moon vehicle. It is a two-player game that
may be played either against the computer or against another player on
the internet. There are two game modes: a racing game and a death-match
Technical stuff: The game uses rigid-body-dynamics for control of vehicle
movement. It has a particle system based gun, 3D audio, and an online
The Unmanned Lunar Expedition Simulator aims at building a virtual training
environment for remote astronauts in the danish national secret space
The simulator is built around a pseudo-realistic modeling concept which
allows an extremely flat learning curve for the aspiring remote astronauts.
Currently the simulator allows for training vehicle handling under extreme
conditions as well as mission training by means of a simulated scientific
lunar expedition (all this is bullshit of course, but it is still a nice
little application worth a download).
Simulated Mission Objectives: Collect and analyze materials of scientific interest from the surface
of the moon. A substantial amount of materials is needed in order to ensure
sufficiently analysis accuracy and stability.
For the task you have access to a remote controlled vehicle that has
been set down on the moon. The vehicle is equipped with a tracking device
that will be useful for locating any material of importance. Mission time
is critical. Therefore use of the tracking device is essential.
Be warned that this mission requires extreme scientific abilities as
well as a good interstellar sense of locality. Thorough pre studies of
moon geography is mandatory.
Be aware that this is a prestige mission for the Danish National Space
Colonization program. It is important not to loose esteem in international
scientific communities. Above all, do not wreck the vehicle.
2003-06-01 Rover version 0.8 released A death-match mode has been added. The moon vehicle has
been equipped with a photon gun (using a nice looking particle-system).
The environment sounds are now using 3D effects. Distance
based attenuation and low pass filtering and directional based
intensity stereo. Dobbler-effect on photon particle sound.
2003-05-13 Rover version 0.7 released A two player net game mode has been added. The game-play is
the same as in the previous version except that the opponent
player can now be another player on the net. Players connect
directly (no server). The net-database may be used to find other
2003-04-08 Rover version 0.6 released Rival scientific expedition are operating on the moon.
Windows application front-ends added.
2003-03-09 Rover version
0.5 released Net database and hall of fame added.
2003-02-24 Rover version 0.4 released Game music has been added.
2003-02-17 Rover version 0.3 released Transmission bandwidth has been increased to allow environmental
audio to be transmitted to the simulator cockpit.
2003-01-16 Rover version 0.2 released The remote controlled lunar vehicle simulator is now available
in an updated version. The 0.2 release includes a scientific mission
simulation. Windows binaries and platform independent source code
2003-01-10 Rover version 0.1 released First version of the remote controlled lunar vehicle simulator
'Rover' has been released. Currently only a Windows executable is