Atari-Inspired Nebula Sector To Touch Down On iPhone


Nephilim Games, an independent developer in Memphis, are working on an iOS game titled Nebula Sector. The game is inspired by Lunar Lander, released in 1979 by Atari, where the goal was to pilot a Lander’s touchdown on the moon. One of Lunar Lander’s standout features was that you lost fuel proportionate to the amount of thrust you used.



Nebula Sector uses a similar concept: you have to maneuver through an asteroid field and land your craft safely without running out of fuel. Powerups such as a shield generator and a boost aid you along the way, and you can aim for the fastest landing times to compete on leaderboards.


Nebula Sector is being funded through Kickstarter. If you’re interested, you can view the game’s Kickstarter page here for more details on how it plays and contribute funds for its development.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.