Moonbase Alpha

Project Description

A meteor strike damages an outpost near the moon’s South Pole, the player must take control of a member of the outpost’s research team and repair the outpost in order to save the 12 years of research accomplished there. These tasks will include repair vital components of the life support system, solar array and oxygen units, and can be accomplished with a wide variety of tools ranging from robotic repair units to the lunar rover.

Created on the Unreal 3 platform and released on Steam as a free download, the game quickly racked up over 100,000 downloads and was even in the top 10 most played games for at least a couple days.  Moon Base Alpha also went on to win an award at the annual I/TSEC conference for Best Serious Game in the Government Category.

Project Details

  • Platform: PC / Steam
  • Tasks: Concept, Design & Development
  • Engine: Unreal 3
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Website: NASA.gov