What do you do when your spaceship simulator games have grown boring and no longer intrigues your craving for space exploration? Well, you could do what a Tom Wyatt, Tim Reynolds and Charles Yarnold did and put together your very own epic spaceship in an RV to further increase the realism when you go where no humans have ever gone. If virtual reality is not enough to tickle your senses then this converted RV should surely do the trick.
When you first lay eyes on the RV it doesn’t give much of an impression, but then again the exterior is not what makes this RV so unusual and geek-worthy. It’s when you step into the earthbound spaceship simulator that your reality will forever change. Housed in this RV is a complete spaceship, buttons and all, and it immediately hits you that playing a space game in this “thing” is going to be a whole different experience than what you’re used to in front of your flat and boring screen at home.
So what makes this spaceship simulator so unique? For starters, instead of buttons and controls on a screen, each button and control is represented physically in the RV itself. Built to present a more hands-on experience when playing, vital spaceship systems have to be set by plugging in chords and turning buttons and controls. Your survival becomes a whole lot more real, and the sense of urgency is without a doubt going to increase your stress level. For many gamers, this has been dreamed of for a long time. A few companies have tried to build, in most cases, lame and confusing joysticks and what have you to simulate this. However, they can’t even be compared to the immersive gaming experience you will get in this converted RV spaceship simulator.
The cockpit can seat three people – one for the pilot, one for a tactical officer and one for an engineer. The teamwork has to be spot on in order to keep your spaceship safe from harm and to keep you alive, and that’s what makes this spaceship simulator so awesome.
If you think maneuvering this thing is going to be child’s play then you are going to be sorely disappointed. The RV’s walls are lined with countless amounts of computer monitors, switches, joysticks, controls and a seemingly endless variety of arcade-like buttons. What’s even cooler is that when your spaceship is struck by debris or enemy fire the RV will shake and rumble. The realism is infinitely intrusive, and that’s what makes this spaceship simulator one of the coolest ones we have seen so far.
The game is controlled by an outside member of the team, and just as you might have guessed, this person has almost god-like powers and has the ability to throw anything at your spaceship to make the gaming experience as unique and random as possible. If you want to experience the awesomeness of this spaceship simulator then you can find it housed over at London Hackspace. Let the adventures begin!
DIY Hackers Convert RV Into Epic Spaceship Simulator