We love stars and space. It's our dream to be able to fly around space in a spaceship. For this hackathon, we thought we'd share our dream will everyone out there too.
What it does
Space ExploARtion bring the whole solar system to your house. You can move around, interact with different planetary bodies, ride a spaceship, and much more. If you want to know fun facts about any planets or spatial body, you can even go inside the planet and enjoy the facts with a cup of coffee.
Also, your spaceship has realistic physics. That means once it starts moving, there's nothing that'll stop it until you apply force in the opposing direction. This is the direct result of space being frictionless.
P.s. with a little practice, you can do space drifts!
How we built it
We built it using Lens studio as our main platform. This ensured that our app is easily accessible to millions of Snap-chatters around the world without any additional installation. Also, the entire thing is under 4mb and can be run on almost any device.
Challenges we ran into
We have a lot of elements in a just a 4 MB lens . To incorporate everything neatly was a challenge. Plus, we tried to incorporate realistic physics wherever we could. Gravity and gravity-less motion gave us a few sleepless nights.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
It is as realistic as possible while being fun at the same time. Anyone can enjoy that atmosphere just in a few clicks, no installation required.
What's next for Space ExploARtion
Expanding our universe.