Defend The Earth

Learn that space can be dangerous while protecting Earth from multiple types of asteroids. Deflect or destroy the asteroids by using various weapons; some types are more effective than others.

Defend The Earth Video

Educational Points

Learn about asteroid composition, mass, and size.

  • Asteroids come in various types: metallic, gravel, rock, and ice.
  • Utilize 5 different types of asteroid deflection and destruction.
  • Master the different techniques for solving incoming asteroid collisions.

User Interaction

Up to two visitors can play simultaneously by standing on each side of the console. Utilizing the Kinect, visitors wave their outside arm to aim and use their inside arm to press their set of five buttons. Each of the buttons activates one of the five different asteroid deflection methods:

  • Kinetic Impactor
  • Ablative Laser
  • Swarm Bots
  • Solar Sail
  • Nuclear Bomb

User Experience

Visitors protect the Earth from a never-ending onslaught of asteroids. They must figure out which deflection techniques work best against each type of asteroid and in each type of situation.

  • Kinetic Impactor is great against heavy and rigid targets.
  • Ablative Laser is great against fragile and light targets.
  • Solar Sail is particularly effective if deployed early.
  • Swarm Bots are useful for slowing huge asteroid waves.
  • Nuclear Bomb can be disastrous in causing asteroid fractures and should only be used as a last resort.

Hold Time Data (30 Day Timespan)

Software Pricing


Small Facility Pricing applies 50% reduction

Volume pricing also applies

Pricing Sheet

Hardware Provided

  • Keylok license dongle
  • Arduino-based control interface wired to arcade quality buttons sourced from Suzo-Happ
  • Control interface wired to arcade quality buttons
  • Kinect controller

Recommended Hardware

  • Display: Made to work on 4k or 2k displays. Ensure Windows display scaling is set to 100%
  • Audio: Speakers should be plugged directly into the computer. Using TV speakers may not work if the computer is on before the TV has been turned on.

Required Computer Specs

  • Quad Core CPU (or better).
  • Power Supply: 600 Watt (or better).
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti (or better).
  • RAM: 16 GB (or greater).
  • SSD: 120+ GB.
  • OS: Windows 10 or Windows 11.