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Astronaut Journey



Astronaut Journey description and video tutorial

 
     
  Aim and Shoot

  Aim and Shoot, turning sideways, up and down  Moving right or left diagonally up...  ...right/left up, turn knee outwards and up
       
 Move right/left downward

   Move sideways, left or right arm out   Move up (Only in wormholes)  Move down (Only in Wormholes)



Read full Astronaut Journey Tutorial PDF

Astronaut Journey Tutorial PDF




Astronaut Journey Tutorial




Motions in Astronaut Journey (see video above and read full pdf tutorial for more details)

Make sure the Kinect camera can "see" you properly. 
There are two main different modes in Astronaut Journey. Flying in space with your jet pack. You do some motions to set your jet pack engine going. And very handy, you have a ray gun in front of you, use it like a bike handle. Shooting makes you lose energy, fly into the Energy clouds to get more energy. If you're lucky, further on in the game, you can get overloaded and have some really strong weapons.
Don't let the enemy or asteroids hit you, our you will lose power and eventually die.
Once in a while you run into a wormhole, try to fly in the tunnel without touching the walls, if you can make it the whole tunnel, you will earn extra power. And you will end up a bit closer to Earth.
If you run out of both energy and power, you can land on a planet to search for more. Just fly towards the side where the planet is, as far as you can get and soon the planets gravity will take you down.

If you make so far you are near the earth, reentry process starts. Keep in line with the navigation track, follow instructions, fly towards the red needles that will show up when earth is close. Move carefully, if you deviate too much, too long time, you will drop out of trajectory and missed the chance to come home.

Flightmode
It's essential for surviving the shots from the alien bots by be in constant moving. 

To move sideways, put your right or left hand straight out to the side and hold.

To move upright, put your knee up in 90 degrees, turn it out diagonally to the right side and hold.

To move downright, bend down on one left leg and put your right leg straight out to the right side.

To aim and shoot put your hands in front of you, like holding a bike handle, turn your hands sideways like turning a bike to aim, you can also lift and sink your hands to point the bar up and down.
Point to the enemies, you may need to hold them in sight before the shot go off.

Note: Some mega asteroids cannot be shot and destroyed, you need to cruise between them to get away. Pay attention to where they are to not bump into them. Fly carefully or you will suffer damage.

In Wormholes, yes, you can find them and fly in them, you just use sideways motions and straight up or down motions. For Up put one hand straight up. For Down, bend your knees.


Cavemode

Once you landed on a planet, you walk, like walking in place, use right or left hand to point your hand ray gun towards monsters. Hold the beam steady at them for a few seconds to make them vanish. (Right or left hand can be selected under Settings) 
You can turn sideways by putting your hands in the panels in front of you. The panels above can make you walk backwards. 
Find an energy or power bulb to get you out of the cave. If you have full value of one of them, a top panel will show up, put your hand high up touching the panel, and you will fly back into space.
For Walking, you can watch the tutorial and video for Country Ramble Games on this site, for BingoWalk and Cave mode in Astronaut Journey, those motions are the same. 




A game from Mixxus Studio ©
Music and (most) Sound FX by C.T. Ågren ©.

Thanks to NASA for some great real space sounds.


Background
Words from the designer...
Space this awesome, endless, intriguing place. 
So, what if you could be part of one of the Apollo journeys? And go even farther out? And then be in all those classic games, Astro Shooter, "Shoot'em up", Space Invaders type of, Descent and similar games and add a feeling of the Alien movie, but with yourself moving around and facing the enemies? Well, I wanted to play such a game and here's the result.