Despite being basically space-Minecraft, it feels like we hear about people making crazy things in Minecraft a lot more than Astroneer. Now one talented creator has addressed this imbalance by building a giant, functioning, playable Space Invaders cabinet in the game – complete with score and multiple increasing difficulty levels.
Streamer and computer engineering student Tyler Hill has completed his 'Astro Invaders' project by making a fully functional Space Invaders arcade machine within Astroneer. You can check it out working on his YouTube here or in the tweet below, and if you've got the game Tyler provides a save file so players can try it out themselves.
There are switches to up the difficulty, reset the machine and the scoreboard – oh yes, there's a working scoreboard too – and the ability to move the little Space Invaders spaceship and shoot the descending aliens. It won't quite be troubling Taito, but it's still a ridiculously impressive achievement – and even more so once Tyler lifts the hood and shows how he did it.