Astronaut: Moon, Mars And Beyond is an adventure game focused on mankind's future missions into the outer reaches of the solar system: this time to stay, and is a follow-up to Moonbase: Alpha (released in July 2010) which was the proof-of-concept for developing commercial quality videogames using NASA content. Astronaut Academy (the first chapter of the AMMB series) is a recreation of the solar system featuring simulated mission-based space exploration, career advancement and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The game will be designed to be fun and engaging, scientifically accurate, enabling career exploration and STEM learning. The target audience will be the 5-24 age and the gaming and science enthusiast markets. It will have an open architecture to support expandability and linkages to multiple technologies and media.
Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond and Astronaut Academy, built using the Unreal Engine 3, are being developed in accordance with a "Space Act Agreement" with NASA Learning Technologies by Project Whitecard and Wisdom Tools. NASA is not spending money directly on the project and we are also receiving private funding.
Project Whitecard are in the final days of its Kickstarter campaign and as an added incentive the developers will be giving away copies of the upcoming game Project Moonwalk to 50 lucky donors!
Project Moonwalk is an exciting videogame that allows you to train as an astronaut and walk in the footsteps of the 1969 Apollo 11 Mission. This game was designed to be used by ages 10 and up and big kids everywhere. Finally, a visit to the moon in an afternoon! Project Moonwalk is made with the Unreal Engine and will be released in Fall 2011. Included are the following levels and features:
- Soviet Sputnik Launch
- Kennedy's Speech at Rice
- Rocket Fueling and Test Launches
- Practice Lunar Module Vehicle
- Saturn V Launch
- Lunar Landing
- Flag Planting
- Laser Reflection Experiment
- Solar Wind
- Seismic Experiment
- Rock Collection
- Realistic, Accurate Landscapes
- Return to Earth
- Zoom Camera Picture Taking for Facebook
Everyone who makes a donation through our Kickstarter campaign will be eligible for the random drawing, so act now!
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