Neil deGrasse Tyson is Working with George R.R. Martin on a Space Exploration Video Game!

Bill Nye and Neil Gaiman are also involved.

Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has assembled a team of brilliant minds to help him with an immersive and completely customizable video game entitled Space Odyssey. The team includes Bill Nye (the Science Guy), American Gods author Neil Gaiman, and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, among others in science and literature.

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Space Odyssey is described as an “awe-inspiring gaming experience of galactic exploration and colonization.”


Using the laws of physics and vision of Neil deGrasse Tyson, along with his team of scientists and world-builders, you’ll set out on real science-based missions to explore space, colonize planets, create, and mod in real time.

The Beta is expected to be released late summer/early fall 2018.

The Kickstarter for Space Odyssey has raised over $350,000, surpassing its $314,159 goal (yes, it’s pi).

“I like that they’re creating a world that needs to be self-consistent,” said Tyson, in reference to bringing on Martin and Gaiman. “Create any world you want, just make it self-consistent, and base it on something accessible. I’m a big fan of Mark Twain’s quote: ‘First get your facts straight, then distort them at your leisure.’”

Check out the video game trailer here:

Are you ready to explore a world created by Neil deGrasse Tyson, George R.R. Martin, Bill Nye, and Neil Gaiman? Let’s discuss!

Michael Fromm
Michael Fromm
Michael E. Fromm is an all-around scrivener, writing screenplays (short and feature), short stories, novels, poetry, blogs, articles, and press releases. Since first learning to hold a pen, he has done little but read, watch, and write about characters and worlds of fantasy. It would be very difficult to find him without a pen in hand and an idea in mind, which is problematic for anyone wanting to have a conversation with him. Michael graduated from Rowan University, primarily focusing on improving his skills as a filmmaker and screenwriter. After said schooling, he joined an elite force of Rowan grads who also had the notion of becoming filmmakers. This group, known as Justice Productions, call on him every so often to write short films. And, until this whole writing thing pays off, Michael currently does development & marketing communication (writing, graphic & publication design, social media and website upkeep, etc.) for a web development company in Central New Jersey, where he currently resides.