The real Milky Way contains between 200 and 400 billion stars. I’ve made a small tech demo where you can fly through a very, very small galaxy with only 100.000 stars.

It is based on an "archimedic spiral" algorithm and draws a defined number of "arms" and distributes stars around these arms while putting most of them in the middle. Combined with a real galaxy texture, the result is stunning.

Demo Controls
 
Input Description
Launch options none, has an GUI selector
Esc Quit
WASD or arrow keys Thrust and Rotation
QE or  /    Flight speed increase
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