Chris Albeluhn's out of work, like all too many Americans. But instead of wasting time on Facebook or sleeping until 3 p.m. like I used to do when between jobs, Albeluhn made an interactive 3D map of the universe using the popular Unreal Engine. The out-of-work developer started raising funds on IndieGoGo and currently has enough money to hit a planned PC release for his space exploration program.
It's incredibly cool to look at and contains accurate astronomical data, to boot. Albeluhn has said that he'd like The Solar System to wind up in educational institutions and that's a good a reason as any to go and donate to his efforts.
Awesome Solar System App Uses The Unreal Engine [Game Informer]