Web-Based Game – Asteroids and Aspirations


Arizona State University


Copper Class (2021 – 2022)


Jenny Zhang, Computer Science
Kayla Markley, Computer Science
Lienna Tieu, Informatics
Maya Muir, Computer Science and Mathematics
Nicole Furlage, Informatics
Tiffany Tran, Engineering Management- Business Analytics


The purpose of this project is to design and implement an entertaining and educational web-based game about the NASA Psyche mission. The goal of the Psyche mission is to travel to a unique metal asteroid, named Psyche, which has never been explored before. This asteroid is of particular interest due to its completely metallic composition, as opposed to previously discovered ones that are either partially composed of rock or ice.

This game was developed by 7 undergraduate students from Arizona State University. Their expertise ranges from game development to project management to graphic design. They completed this project as their senior design capstone project.

This game is created for people of all ages and backgrounds. We hope you have fun!

Play Asteroids and Aspirations

You are the captain of a spaceship heading to the Psyche Asteroid. The research facility on the Psyche Asteroid has been damaged. It’s been damaged. It’s up to you to gather materials in preparation for your arrival. Talk with your crewmates and gather tools aboard the ship before the third and final day of your journey.

Play minigames and complete quests to fulfill the needs of the mission! Choose your own adventure with Asteroids and Asperations.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Arizona State University Capstone Courses. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.