SkyNews: Games in Space - Elite Dangerous (ONLINE)

Elite Dangerous
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Looking for a fun way to connect with people through computer games that are out of this world? For the July/August issue of SkyNews, three space-lovers logged into their Steam accounts, and they reviewed four multiplayer games that have an astronomical twist, and will be streaming their gameplay for all to watch through July.

Elite Dangerous

It calls itself “the definitive massively multiplayer space epic.” After learning to fly and gaining some street cred, you can explore the galaxy by hopping from star to star at three different speeds. It’s rich and graphically-gorgeous kind of choose-your-own-adventure, with opportunities to change careers and try different options.

Read the July-August 2021 issue of SkyNews for the full review.

The players

Dr. Benoit Larouche. Mission manager at Space Flight Laboratory, amateur cyclist, occasional ultimate player and poor crimper of rocks. Was alive before the internet was popular and was raised on the frustration of Battletoads and Paperboy. Spends 9 to 5 putting satellites in space, then spends 5 to 9 flying spaceships around the galaxy.

Jenna Hinds. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s outreach coordinator and Robotic Telescope project lead. Enjoyed Portal and SOMA in university. Because of this article, she is now addicted to Elite Dangerous.

Allendria Brunjes. SkyNews editor-in-chief and glider pilot. Grew up playing Star Fox, Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Trek on Windows 3.1. Occasional Leeroy Jenkins. Can’t wait for Kerbal Space Program 2 to come out.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Zoom
Organized by: SkyNews Magazine