The Race to the Moon is on!
Buzz Aldrin’s Space Program Manager (SPM) Road to the Moon is the ultimate game of space exploration.
It is the mid 1950s and the race for dominance between the US and the Soviet Union is about to move into a new dimension: space. Take charge of the US or Soviet space agencies – your duty is be the first to the moon. Carefully manage your budget by opening programs, spending R&D funds on improving the hardware, recruiting personnel and launching space missions in this realistic turn based strategy game.
Choose your strategy
Choose from a wide variety of historic and fictional programs, such as the X-15 and the PKA space planes, the Sputnik satellite, the Mercury, Voskhod, Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft and the Mars Viking lander.
The number of options available ensure every game will be different and there is huge replay value.
Assemble your Team and go for launch
Staff up your space agency with “Scientists, Engineers and Technicians”, “Mission Controllers” and “Astronauts and Cosmonauts”. Once you’re confident in your chances of success, schedule the mission and launch it. You can always call a ‘Tiger Team’ to save the day if something goes wrong.
Interested in learning in more about a specific mission or component available in the game? Then check out the Buzz-opedia, a knowledge database directly accessible from the game (English version only).
Play as the Director of either NASA or the Soviet Space Agency in order to beat the other faction to be the first on the Moon in the Campaign Mode. Alternatively, enjoy a more open-ended experience without any political pressure in the Sandbox Mode.
What the press and the community says
“Space Program Manager is a immersive experience with no required knowledge of physics. You really get into the meat of balancing testing, funding, and competition with other nations. It’s not about science, it is about managing that science within constraints to achieve success.”
“Very realistic depictions of both craft and missions makes the game very, very authentic, with a treasure trove of information ready to be read.”
“I never reached over the maximum prestige. Want to know why? This game’s description of political influence of Soviet Space Program looked so good I was scared I’ll be kissed by Brezhnev if I do.”
“If you remember the Space Race and you want game that gives some of the thrill of the various missions then this is ideal. You set the missions and hope they work. Great little game that I go back to time and time again.”
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