SkyNews: Games in Space - Out of Space (ONLINE)

Out of Space
Wednesday, July 14, 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.

Out of Space

Does Halo’s Cortana ever remind Master Chief to stop for a sandwich? Does Metroid’s Samus ever take a nap? An element of humanity that is overlooked in almost every space game ever is the fact that we require regular maintenance and are burdened by our basic needs. Out of Space zeros in on these — and makes your friends worry about them, too.

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