Posts Tagged ‘Moonbase Alpha’

Moon Safari: Moonbase Alpha Interview

By Kieron Gillen on July 7th, 2010.

Sorry, there's nothing I can do to get better reception. You're on the bloody moon.

Following on from yesterday’s release of Moonbase Alpha (and Jim and my gleeful jumping around ON THE MOON!), we took the chance to ask some questions to Daniel Laughlin (Ph.D) of NASA Learning Technologies about the Moonbase Alpha…
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Moonbase Alpha Out. Also, Impressions.

By Kieron Gillen on July 6th, 2010.

What do you do if you see a Spaceman? Admire their might visage, man.

Hurrah! The previously covered Moonbase Alpha is available to play. You can go and get your copy, for free, on Steam (So has Steamworks supports for leaderboards and similar). Those interested in digging further will see NASA’s press-release here, and have more info on the game’s site and NASA’s portal. Anyway, Jim and I had a crack at the Beta last week, and had a chat about our time on our favourite lunar body…
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Faked Moon Landing: Moonbase Alpha Soon

By Kieron Gillen on June 27th, 2010.

I bet real Astronauts crave after such fashionable colour schemes.

Picked up from Craig Pearson, but this excites my ever-over-excitable space-geek. You know that NASA are actually working on Astronaut: Moon, Mars And Beyond? A team-based hard-science space-MMO? Well, that’s not here yet – but Moonbase Alpha is. It’ll be hitting on Steam on July 6th, and seems to be one-small-step towards that larger vision. The site’s a place-holder at the moment, so literally all the information we have is watching the video and wondering…
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NASA MMO To Get “Demo” In January

By Jim Rossignol on December 17th, 2009.


We reported a while back that NASA had commissioned their own MMO, which is now called Astronaut: Moon Mars and Beyond. Anyway, it turns out that there will be a demo for this called “Moonbase Alpha” next month. This was apparently announced months ago, but the internet has only just noticed. But better late than never, thanks to Massively. There’s even a teaser video, which I’ve posted below. It’s worth taking into consideration that this is intended to be an educational game, rather than a shiny commercial product, when you subject it to your fizz ing neural soup of analysis. And keep an eye on the official site if this project interests you.
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