For skyward-focused fans of PC simulation and management video games, Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager – endorsed by the venerable Apollo 11 astronaut himself – comes as something of a happy marriage.
Published by renowned strategy and simulation games company, Slitherine, it allows you to forge the future of a fantasy space program from its fifties inception right up to the Lunar landings and beyond.
You can pretend it’s the ESA, NASA, JAXA or a fantasy agency of your own making by creating missions and technologies similar to those of the time, such as the Sputnik or Apollo spacecraft.
Train and select engineers, scientists and astronauts; Manage your budget, research technology, build facilties and more. Sandbox mode allows you the flexibility of your own imagination while in campaign mode, you’ll need to appease the government to keep your position as director.
You can read more about Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager and even get early access to the game on the Slitherine website.