Currently in Alpha development, Go For Launch: Mercury is the first fully interactive historical spaceflight simulator with full VR support. Set in the early 1960s and following the progress of the project Mercury, NASA’s first manned space program, GFL: Mercury will be the first game to combine a fully controllable, detailed and accurate spaceflight simulator with virtual reality allowing the player to experience first hand exactly what was experienced by the early pioneers of spaceflight.
Virtual Reality is, however, fully optional as GFL: Mercury also has full support for play on a standard monitor.
GFL: Mercury is being designed from the ground up to be as authentic and accurate as possible. It is our hope to offer it as an educational product as well as an entertainment project, suitable for use by schools and colleges to educate and engage students in the fields of astronomy, spaceflight and history.
- 7 fully functioning, interactive spacecraft interiors and exteriors. Each individually crafted to accurately portray the changes in design and loadout.
- Every switch, every control, every light and button will function exactly as in the original spacecraft.
- 7 complete playable missions from the mercury program (including the cancelled Freedom 7II).
- Detailed models of the Atlas and Redstone rockets on historically accurate launch pads (and the ability to witness test launches from the ground!).
- A full scale recreation of earth as seen from low orbit.
- A virtual recreation of mission control including control room, spacecraft hangar and pilot’s office.
Joe Chisholm (Lead Designer)