Originally Posted by The Fifth Horseman
When and where was the source code released? Was it reverse engineered? Or is this just a remake?
Sorry, it's been a long time since I've dropped by here. Race Into Space, the open-source version, is the actual original source code. The copyright reverted to its creators (Fritz Bronner and Mike McCarty), and they released it to open source. Version .4.7 brought the game up to about where the CD version had been; since then we've been making various improvements to it (you can now choose who's the first man on the Moon, you don't have to assign a backup crew if you don't want to, etc.).
Since the 1.1 release, the code has been brought over to GitHub and we've picked up developments again; we're hoping for a release of version 1.2 this coming year. https://github.com/raceintospace/raceintospace