Web-Based Game – ASU-D

“Asteroid Tycoon”


Arizona State University – Tempe (ASU)


Tungsten (2023 – 2024)


Justin Lavi, Computer Science
Abhisekhar Bharadwaj Gandavarapu, Computer Science
Adrian Mena Altamirano, Computer Science
Joseph Dunagan, Computer Science
(Sound Designers)

Zach Castro – zacharywcastro@gmail.com

Zayden Miller – cras.zmiller@gmail.com


Professor Dr. Helen Chavez
TA Manazir Ahsan


Asteroid Tycoon is our NASA-sponsored web game that aims to deliver an immersive and educational experience, fostering excitement for space exploration and highlighting the NASA Psyche mission. Players engage in strategic resource extraction within an asteroid system, progressing through a tech tree, exploring caves, and deploying satellites to uncover hidden resources. Grounded in reality, this game offers a formal platform for understanding future space missions while promoting scientific curiosity and learning.




This work was created in partial fulfillment of the Arizona State University Capstone Course “CSE 485”. 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.