I already wrote briefly about 8 year-old Noah Graff’s game Astronaut Rescue. The idea that an 8 year-old was empowered enough by the Ouya to make a game, is an amazing story in and of itself. When I was that age, I don’t think I ever had the guts to make something like this in any way. I am glad that this kid took the effort to make it. Over the weekend, I finally got the chance to play this kid’s creation.
The game itself is rather simple. You control a spaceship. You job is to navigate from “moon” to “moon” rescuing stranded astronauts. You also must avoid getting hit by asteroids. Hitting one kills you and you must start the entire game over again. There are no extra lives. Upon rescuing all the astronauts in a single level, you are taken to the next level with more astronauts and more asteroids. So the challenge is ramped up every time you succeed.