Okay, Houston, no problem so far - Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is available on iPad12 Mar 2015 0
So many space missions have launch issues, and Slitherine’s Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager release on iPad was no exception. When initially submitted to Apple the game was rejected on the basis that it referred to a 3rd party – Buzz Aldrin – despite the fact that the said 3rd party had actively contributed to the development process. Weird. Ah, well, it has all been resolved and the iPad launch is well under way.
Of course the game has previously been out on PC for some time, and we carried a review which you can read here. As the game is a straight port to the tablet as far as we can see this should give you a good idea as to whether you should give it a go (tl:dr yes).
Epsom, UK - March 12, 2015.
"Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond.” (Buzz Aldrin – US astronaut, member of Apollo 11 mission)
Since the PC release last October, engineers from developer Polar Motion have not been sitting on their hands. A MAC version, community contest, and several updates have transformed the fragile spaceship into a powerful rocket able to reach the stars. But exploration is the driving force of the team and they’ve just set up a booster that will let them land on a brand new platform: the iPad. Utilizing all of the knowledge developed during these months, this adaptation includes the very latest 1.4.0 update – released last week – for a safe and comfortable first space walk on tablet.
All of the elements that seduced PC players have been implemented in this adaptation. 3 types of campaigns including the Race to the Moon between the US and the USSR, a sandbox mode, historical and what-if space programs, and realistic management tools come together for a nerve-racking and inspiring experience as the head of a space agency. Allocating funds to programs could look simple on paper, but players will have to make sure that there is not a single dollar wasted in their global space supremacy plan. Risk-takers will set foot on the Moon first. Fool-hardy players though, will see their spaceship exploding before reaching our satellite…
Today iPad owners can also participate in this thrilling yet dangerous adventure. Polar Motion have worked on the controls and the optimization to ensure this platform is perfectly adapted to this space odyssey.
Get more information on Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager from its iTunes page.