Next month a Steam game is coming out that is promoted as putting the players in "realistic Nasa exploration scenarios". It appears to be single player and cooperative with VOIP!!!
Created hand in hand with a games company and NASA you get to return to the moon, where the US government has called an end to that dream.
One mission is listed, a meteor strike causing an emergency. I don't see from the details if it is just the one scenario, or a series of major scenarios. with Steam games the option for Downloadable Content (DLC) is high so it could be upgraded with asteroid belt missions, Mars, or ISS. This could be interesting actually. Good graphics, logical actions, teamwork, no quick fixes, no aliens or conspiracies. Good for the kids and families all round? This is where gaming needs to be. Let's see if it lives up to the hype we all feel when considering it.
Main website and trailer for the game:
What is Moonbase Alpha?
A game featuring:
Moonbase Alpha is a game where players step into the role of an exploration team member in a futuristic 3-D lunar settlement.
- Realistic NASA exploration scenarios
- Immersive 3D graphics
- Solo or team play
- VOIP chat
- Alternate voicable text chat
Their mission is to restore critical systems and oxygen flow after a nearby meteor strike cripples a solar array and life support equipment.
...COMING JULY 6th!