Thorium is a platform for running starship simulations. The computer controls simulate what the controls of a futuristic spaceship might be. These screens control the engines, weapons, sensors, communications, and a host of other things.
Why would you want something like this? To do a simulated space mission — in space! These controls are part of a larger live-action roleplay experience which anyone can do in the comfort of their homes or at a Space Edventure center. A flight director controls the entire experience, acting like a game master for the other participants. It's like a movie in real life where you are the actors!
What is a Space Edventure? Whereas Empty Epsilon and Artemis focus on short, action-packed, entertaining simulations, Thorium is devoted to more methodical, educational, dramatic simulations. We certainly hope you'll have a fun time using Thorium, but its purpose is a little different:
- Give Flight Directors the tools they need to tell excellent stories and teach real principles.
- Give creators a platform for making new missions, simulators, and experiences.
- Give crews the opportunity to do hard things in a simulated environment.
Not convinced? Space Edventure simulations have been happening since 1990! These videos might provide greater understanding of the use and power of Space Edventures in education and entertainment.