In Kerbal Space Program (KSP), you are tasked with building a rocket ship that can take its crew into outer space. You have a collection of engines, rockets, and other parts that you assemble to make a working ship. Each part affects how the ship flies (or doesn’t). So strap yourself in and get ready to try some Rocket Science.
KSP has three different game modes that are available. You can play the Career Mode if you want to make your own Space Center. Or you can choose Sandbox mode if you’re only interested in flying and discovering the Kerbal solar system. There is even a mid point between these modes called Science Mode.
KSP is different than most build your own rocket games because the game is super realistic yet fun at the same time. The career mode starts off easy, it shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to get something into orbit, but then as you travel to the moon, then other planets, the game throws more and more challenges at you. And you want to take these challenges on. You end up wanting to get too the moon, to progress further and further until you reach the edge of the solar system.
You can play the game as a hyper-realistic space simulator, playing on the hardest difficulty and overcoming new challenges every step you take, or instead of that you can strap 16 rockets onto the ship and launch into space at Mach 6. The possibilities for what you can do are endless
Even once you’ve explored all of the planets and their moons’, launched a full scale replica of the International Space Station, shot a ship out of the solar system at 20% the speed of light, and redirected an asteroid, KSP is a game where you still are able to find new things too do. New insane ships to build and new challenges too overcome.
While the full version of Kerbal Space Program is not free. I highly recommend getting the full version. It’s a fun game that has limitless possibilities. If you don’t want to buy the game before trying it out first don’t worry. There is a trial of KSP on their home page that will allow you to do the basics before buying the full version.