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Keyboard required. Really! Mobile devices or those without time for this nonsense please enjoy a normal site.

UP and DOWN arrow keys: move between commands

SPACEBAR: Select a command

The keyboard! How quaint.

Looks like you are on a mobile device or other smallish screen, so I'll have to route you on to small-screen-friendly joshwilson.net

My normal website is a silly experiment in which I have re-created the starship console from Starflight II, a 1989 PC game. I've abandoned modern web convenience in favor of faithfulness to the source, so it doesn't work on a small screen. Also it requires a keyboard to navigate.

Apologies to those of you pairing bluetooth keyboards with your iPhones.

See you in 1989!

On to mobile-friendly version.

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Spacefleet Logo

navigator

makes ship go

Current star system
captain
science off.
navigator
engineer
comm. off.
about
Standing by to ORBIT
initiating orbital maneuver...
downloading satellite data...
...cultural information received
...orbit established
I don't know
It's a long way down
In space?
Listen, I've only finished a few semesters of
Captain school but seems like a bad idea.
Captain says I'm not allowed to touch those yet
**furiously reading ship manual**
**pretending not to hear you**
I sure will try to figure that out for you.
Sorry, we're just maintaining orbit for now.
I'm not flight certified yet.
This section is uncharted!
...At least until I find the chart.
Everything's fine.
Don't touch anything and it'll stay that way.
Nothing's broken but it will take
4-6 weeks to fix.
I haven't been briefed on our mission yet.
Have I been briefed on our mission yet? No.
In the original game, this was where you
specified your attitude while communicating
with alien races. On this site, it just wastes
a bit of your time, for now.
Don't want to talk to me anymore?
I don't blame you.
Josh Wilson is a pretty OK guy.
He lives in Raleigh, NC, USA with his wife and
a couple of cats. He hates summer.
He does web development and UI stuff but will
listen to your generous grant offers.
This site is a re-creation of the interface
from Starflight II, a 1989 PC game.
It's built with just HTML + CSS + JS, and a
hint of jQuery.
(click for more)
This site mimics the shipboard game interface.
Not exactly suited to a web browser, but
honestly, I just wanted to see if I could
do it.
(click for more)
The solar system and planet pixel art is
original. If I get really ambitious I'll add
animation and build in some playable bits.
At last check, you could get Starflight II
If you haven't gotten around to getting that
VGA card:
Other places you can find me:
Twitter - I hate twitter
Goodreads - I love Goodreads!
Instagram - I am neutral about Instragram
Leave me a message at Arth starbase.
Or, email is fine:
jw---at---joshwilson---dot---net