I’m fascinated with space, so to hear that NASA have given a commercial licence to produce an MMO (my other passion), I was beside myself with joy.
You see, space to me is something that I will never ever aspire too, I like billions on this planet will never experience true zero gravity, or adventure off this rock that spins around the sun.
Astronaut: Moon, Mars & Beyond is a learning tool set in an MMO, so there’s clearly going to be an element of education that may impact on fun, yet, who doesn’t want to attempt a zero gravity chemical reaction?
The game isn’t just about pippets and Bunsen burners though, it does have an element of fun, such as G-Ball, a zero gravity ball game as well as travel between planets, thankfully not in real time.
With Beta as far away as December 2012 you can guess that there is a lot of dreamy eyes on the product. As it has to be commercially viable you can expect micro transactions to be a key part of the game.
The game is set to come out on PC, Mac & iOS (iPad)