Kerbal Space Program is free! (if you dream of launching rockets like Elon Musk and SpaceX)

If you love space conquest, a video game might please you: Kerbal Space Program. It’s available on the Epic Games Store until January 12, 2023.

Sorry if you had high ambitions in terms of space conquest: there is only one administrator position at NASA and the place is already taken by Bill Nelson. But what you can’t satisfy in the real world can sometimes be satisfied in the virtual world. Precisely, there is the video game Kerbal Space Program who reaches out to you.

The game is available for free on the Epic Games Store until January 12, 2023, saving you 39.99 euros. If you’re the type to love SpaceX, NASA, Cnes and Arianespace news, this is the kind of game for you. Kerbal Space Program gives you the opportunity to launch rockets into space!

PNC at the doors. Arming the slides. “Oh no, it’s not flight simulator. // Source: Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program is certainly not a very recent game – it was released in 2015 in a 1.0 version, but it was already playable from 2011 – but it remains a reference within the category of space flight simulations. You build your ships, you launch them and you try to conquer space at the head of the “kerbals”, small greenish humanoids, very motivated.

If it is not very recent, the game (whose sequel is planned for 2023 with an early release) was entitled to honors from NASA and Boeing in 2022 during the test of an unmanned capsule en route to the International Space Station . On board was a small stuffed animal of one of these kerbals, Jebediah Kerman, one of the first three astronauts in the game.

Behind the slightly wacky side of these extraterrestrials (they are the inhabitants of the planet Kerbin), the game is based on real physical bases to be as realistic and believable as possible. But, there are obviously some limitations to the exercise. It was not possible to model everything as in reality, however the experience remains convincing in terms of space mechanics.

Kerbal 2
Well, sometimes things go wrong. // Source: Kerbal Space Program

How to recover Kerbal Space Program free ?

Log in to the Epic Games Store app on your PC or visit the Epic website from any device.

  • On the game’s page on the Epic Games Store, click the ” TO OBTAIN » ;
  • A discount of 39.99 euros is applied to your order, bringing it down to 0 euros. Then click on ” Confirm order » ;
  • Go to the Epic Games launcher on Windows. You will find your game in the library;
  • Now all that’s left to do is install it and launch it!

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