We are building a browser-driven solar system "empire" building game where the player is responsible for managing their own space agency or corporation. The focus of the game will be on building infrastructure and advancing in-game research. The player begins with NEO capture but moves onto Mars, Ceres and main belt sections. The end goal is to win through science, market control, colony population, or an interstellar mission. Our platform will use WebGL, and potentially federated components.

This project is solving the Asteroid Prospector challenge.



The Reddit/r/Simulate team's SpaceApp!

Live out the most pivotal century in mankind's history, as - for the first time in history - we begin to mold the cosmos around us. From our first baby steps out of the atmosphere and onward to interstellar space, the player must hunt out asteroids and develop the technology to utilize their resources. Probe the depths of the solar system and learn how to profit, advance, and spread life throughout the cosmos.

asteroid hunting in webGL

This 4x-style browser game aims to inspire and educate the general population about the next phase of life in our solar system. Using REAL asteroid data from a scientific database of over 600,000 asteroids, and combining both past and future NASA missions with out-of-this-world futuristic technology we can only theorize about today, this game creates a factually-founded and engaging experience.

the dashboard

Oh yeah... and we're working on making it multiplayer so we can crowd-source the problem of choosing the right asteroids. Don't underestimate Galton's ox.

Help out by reporting any issues, questions, or comments to our issue tracker. Be patient though, we still have a lot left to implement... Thanks and enjoy!

Play the app-in-progress here!

Project Information

License: Apache License 2.0 (Apache-2.0)

Source Code/Project URL:


Asterank API -
ThreeJS -
Bottle Python Web Framework -
JPL Small-Body Database Search Engine -
AdminLTE Bootstrap Theme -


  • Max Howeth
  • Britton Broderick
  • First Last
  • Tylar Murray
  • Tom Riecken