Say hello to Project Mercury.
For those who don't know, Project Mercury was actually the name for the first manned spaceflight program the US had. It's goal was to put the first human in orbit around the Earth, and the shuttle took flight on February 20, 1962.
There are a few significances that name shares with me:
- Project Mercury was the first space flight the US made. My game is the first game I have ever attempted to make (or begin to make)
- Being the first space flight, it put man in an unknown territory. Game development is completely new to myself, as I have never dabbled in it whatsoever.
- Project Mercury's flight was February 20, one day after my birthday, but granted, I was born in 1987. Still, a hell of a correlation.