SpacePort Futuristic Development was a project we made in 2 days during the "N.A.S.A. Space apps challenge" in 2016. We were nominated a global finalist in our category and made it to the Global Award Finals (Top 25).
In this game, the player can build various buildings - vertical launch pads, hotels, mining factories. We have a special kind of building - the orbital launcher (inspired by the Magnetic Levitation Launch Assist technology). In addition, we implemented a simple resource and money economy. We have made use of real GIS data for constructing our terrain.
The motivation behind creating this simulator is that infrastructure planning is a crucial step in spaceport development. Potential location-related problems can be clearly seen in comparison to planning on paper. In addition, the in-game economy system can help prevent stagnation down the road. Check out the space apps page:
This is still an ongoing project and we plan to further develop it into a full simulator or a real-time strategy game.