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Game #4536
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Discover Space    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Education   Science

Rating: 8.2 (5 votes)

Discover Space box cover

Discover Space screenshot
Discover Space is an excellent desktop planetary program from Brøderbund, makers of numerous prize-winning edutainment titles including the world-famous Where in [X] is Carmen Sandiego? series. Contrary to most of Brøderbund's other programs, Discover in Space is more of an application than an edutainment title or a game. It basically lets you view the night sky from any vantage point and just about any year. What sets it apart from programs like Dance of the Planets or, more recently, Red Shift is the accessibility for kids. The interface is very easy to learn, and the included database of constellations is a nice bonus. The constellations section not only shows a diagram of all the named constellations, but also readable background on the myths and facts behind their names. With crisp graphics, an intuitive interface, and the right balance between accessibility and depth, Discover Space will appeal to kids of all ages who find "professional" astronomy software a bit too intimidating. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Brøderbund
Publisher: Brøderbund
Year: 1992
Software Copyright: Brøderbund
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego?, Dance of the Planet 2.0, Space Adventure

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