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Race Into Space

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Race Into Space a free software version of the Liftoff! board game by Fritz Bronner, originally developed by Strategic Visions and published by Interplay in 1993 and 1994 as Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space.

This project was born in 2005, when the original developers re-obtained rights to the game and released it under the GPL. The project made many releases, each containing more bug fixes and minor features, until releasing 1.0 in 2011.

Here to play?

The most recent stable version of the game is available from our SourceForge project. It runs natively on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux; no emulator is required.

Splash screen

If you've never played before, you would do well to reference the manual, since the project dates to a time when games were not particularly self-explanatory. There is no tutorial at this time.

Here to work?

We're continuing development in our GitHub repository. Build status

$ git clone git://
$ mkdir raceintospace-build; cd raceintospace-build
$ cmake ../raceintospace
$ make

More detailed instructions can be found in the README. We use the GitHub issue tracker to coordinate development. Feel free to fork, hack, and send us a pull request!