On August 9th, a small game studio from Guildford, England released No Man’s Sky, a massive sci-fi exploration that spans 18 quintillion planets across a procedurally generated universe. Since then I’ve played the game nearly every day, exploring dozens of planets, discovering countless animal creatures, learning hundreds of alien words, and harvesting an ungodly amount of plutonium to fuel my travels.
I’ve been writing regular dispatches from the game, but one of the joys of No Man’s Sky is actually seeing all it has to offer. As tedious and boring as the game can be at times, it can also be breathtaking, filled with awe-inspiring sites of strange alien landscapes and mysterious, ancient architecture. Because of this, I’ve taken a lot of screenshots while playing; my PlayStation 4 is currently storing more than 2GB of No Man’s Sky images.
To celebrate the month I’ve spent exploring the game’s virtual universe, here are some of my favorites.