Save the Date! Space Apps return April 11-12, 2015.
Looking for ideas to develop a game related to space, NASA research or STEM? Check out the challenges created for the International Space Apps Challenge! Though few of the challenge ask to have a game created about them, many have concepts and resources that could be turned into great game ideas. Also, all projects created in response to challenges are linked to the challenge pages and are open source.
These challenges were specifically written to have games developed from them:
- Asteroid Prospector (all 2014 projects)
- Bootstrapping the Space Industry (2013 KSC winners)
- "No Delays" Air Traffic Management
These challenges have good ideas and resources for developing a game from (not an all-inclusive list and in no particular order; more available in the full challenge sets arranged by year):
- Kennedy Space Center 2040
- Growing Food for a Martian Table (all 2014 projects)
- Solar System Habitats
- Backyard Poultry Farmer
- Tour of the Moon
- Listening to the Stars
- SciStarter Citizen Science
- Incentives Tied to Utility Rates
- Smart Cities, Smart Climate
- Space Station Benefits to Humanity
- Comparing Earth Landscapes
- Seeing in Space
- PILOT A SATELLITE!
- Space Mission Roadmap
- Stellar Stuff
- World Energy Xplorer
- Create Your Own Asteroid Mission
- Visualize the Asteroid Skies
- Coastal Inundation in Your Community
- Earth As Art
- Gravity Map
- Leaf Me Alone
- Track That Wetland
If you find the challenges interesting, consider joining thousands of participants around the world for the 2015 Space Apps Challenge! The event is usually held over a weekend in April.
We had 95 great projects for the three challenges that Kennedy Space Center (KSC) developed for the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge. We appreciate all the time and effort that each of the participants put into developing their projects and then sharing them with us.
The KSC challenge participants came from 31 countries (every continent except Antarctica) and 80% of the participants were outside the USA. More than half of the KSC challenge projects developed videos!
Our challenge developers each assembled a panel with fellow subject matter experts and evaluated all projects that submitted videos to their project. We are proud to announce the winners for each challenge.
Please be sure to congratulate the winning teams; they will be invited to Kennedy Space Center for a future launch viewing opportunity. Thought there is no prize associated with honorable mention, the judges wanted to acknowledge additional outstanding projects.
Select the challenge links above to visit a page with all projects submitted for that challenge, with links to project pages, videos, demonstrations, presentations, location and project description. The challenge pages also include links to YouTube Playlists and descriptions of the challenges.
Check back here Monday, June 30 for announcement of winners of the NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Space Apps Challenges!
Space Apps in the News: NASA looks for solutions through Space Apps Challenge
TrepHub in Melbourne Florida is joining Space Apps this year to help NASA solve challenging dilemmas.
This post includes any mentions of the 2014 Space Apps Challenge for Kennedy Space Center. It will be updated as more stories become available.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
- Kennedy Space Center Media Gallery (search for “space apps” to see pictures from the weekend - April 12-13)
NASA Space Apps Challenge (April 14) features KSC site
Sources other than NASA (includes local Brevard County Space Apps)
- TrepHub exploring how to grow food on Mars, other NASA challenges (My News 13, April 13, 2014)
- NASA looks for solutions through Space Apps Challenge (Florida Today, )
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Official Social Media Posts (April 12-13)