Cani e c. Home Improvement. Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose. No Man’s Sky: the game where you can explore 18 quintillion planets. Sean Murray is sweating in an Uber cab as it lurches to the staccato rhythm of Los Angeles traffic.
The 34-year-old video game programmer is anxious. His meeting at SpaceX with Elon Musk, the American business magnate who hopes to put a human on Mars within the next two decades, overran and Murray and two of his colleagues are perilously late for their next appointment. It is, if not the most important meeting of his life, then almost certainly the most notable (and this in a week of notable meetings; before Musk, Murray met the rapper Kanye West). In five minutes Murray and his colleague, David Ream, are due to show No Man’s Sky, the video game he and a dozen or so friends are creating half a world away in Guildford, to the film director Steven Spielberg.