I just made this without getting out of the chair once. (even though using two different computers because the XP I made it on doesn't have internet)
I originally was just playing around with getting a working orbiting model in game maker, but then after I had the planet, and asteroids (or more technically, comets too), I thought "hey, what if there was a space station that you could control?", then "it could collect the asteroids!"
After a little more work, I ended up with my final product. You control the space station by using the up and down keys, increasing and decreasing it's speed. This allows you to change how you orbit the sun. The objective is to collect the asteroids. I made it so you could never completely run out, but they do get smaller in numbers. If you hit the sun your game ends. If you hit the planet, then you get 10 bonus points for coming home and the game ends. Try to get the highest score.
Tell me what you think! (now that this post is made I finally can get out of this chair, I wanted to take this topic name too literally)There is also an eastereggish thing, think outside of the box.