"Space," says the Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, "is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space..."
In fact, space isn't just big. It's infinite. Or at least that's what Infinite Space would have you believe. And we have no reason not to - it's a fine game, with no reason to lie to us.
This frankly enormous DS RPG won Matthew over when he reviewed it a few issues ago, to the extent that he awarded it 90% and took it out for dinner. It's chock full of space battles, wisecracking dialogue and spaceships so intricately complicated that it's almost a shame to blow them to pieces with enormous space guns. (Er, there's quite a lot of space in the game as well, obviously.)
If you fancy spending this weekend - and many, many subsequent weekends - getting lost in the world of Infinite Space, all you need to do is enter our little competition. Get the question below right and we'll put your name in the NGamer space helmet. The first name picked gets the game.
So, the question, then...
Q: The plot of Infinite Space is loosely based on a story by which famous science fiction author?
A) Arthur C Clarke
B) Philip K Dick
C) Michael J Fox
Know the answer? Just text NGSPACE followed by a space then your answer (A, B or C), then another space and your full name and address to 87474. Texts cost a mere 25p plus your standard network rate. The closing date is midnight on Thursday 22 July 2010. Alternatively, you can enter by going to www.futurecomps.co.uk/NGspace.
STOP PRESS! We're having a few problems with the online entry system. If it doesn't work for you, you can email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Infinite Space Winsday'.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Don't worry if you don't win this week - there'll be another competition next Wednesday.