Lunar Lander was a game initially designed on DEC mainframe computers as a turn-based sim in 1969. Later remakes added graphical and real-time elements, culminating in Atari's 1979 vector arcade port, and modern versions are still be produced for mobile devices.
It's a simple game. For our purposes, it's characteristics are:
- The player is trying to land safely on a surface.
- Controls are thrust and orientation
- Landing too fast or on an unsuitable surface destroys you
- You have limited fuel, consumed by thrusting
Remember, the goal here is not to recreate or upmake Lunar Lander. It is to create a new game using the above four elements. For this jam, your game can be graphical or textual, real-time or turn-based.