NASA has kindly launched a Kinect powered freely-downloadable mini-game on Xbox Live.
Eurogamer spotted Mars Rover Landing and report that NASA teamed up with indie studio, Smoking Gun Interactive to develop the simulation.
Description on the Xbox Live Marketplace:
How hard is it to land on Mars? Test your skills! Your mission: guide NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity to its landing site safely and on target. Use your body to direct the craft and control thrusters as you descend. Gain avatar gear and achievements for a safe landing.
The rover’s success depends on you! The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese. This game requires a Kinect Sensor.
Eurogamer also report that NASA’s website is hosting an in-browser recreation of the mission built using graphics engine Unity where PC users will be able to explore a virtual recreation of the planet and track Curiosity’s discoveries.