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NASA Moonbase Alpha Released

Steam News announces the release of NASA Moonbase Alpha, a freeware game simulating the colonization of the moon. The game was funded by US taxpayers, but is free to all (we're looking at you BBC, with your Doctor Who game). Here's word on the game: "NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Utilizing solar energy and regolith processing, the moonbase has become self-sufficient and plans for further expansion are underway."

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22. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 7, 2010, 11:14 Elessar
 
The Advocate wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 19:52:
I'd love to try this. Guess I'll have to wait until it comes out someplace other than Steam.
I can't help myself but to read this in a whiny bitch tone.
 
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21. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 7, 2010, 08:22 Ant
 
What is this game like? Any comparions to other existing simulation games?  
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20. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 7, 2010, 04:52 Kxmode
 
zirik wrote on Jul 7, 2010, 00:05:
i am guessing they will not support this game for long. everything associated with landing on the moon has been axed by the obama administration. their goal now is set for mars. maybe we will see mars colony alpha soon?

Well if we go to Mars we'll have to deal with this nasty piece of work who hatches a plan to wipe his memory and implant a new one. This guy now has a hot wife on Earth and works construction, but he keeps having these dreams about Mars. He goes to this company and they try to implant a vacation in his brain, until he goes crazy nuts and fleas. Meanwhile these agents are trying to kill him. The man finds out he has to get his ass to Mars. On Mars he finds this hot brunette and a guy with a mutated face. The man and hot brunette run around on Mars yapping about rebel leaders, air and other stuff. They then find a cave built by Aliens with a device which can provide oxygen for Mars. But just as the man is about activate the machine this evil looking d-bag shows up and yells! The man says something epic then punches the d-bag in the balls and activates the machine! D-bag is eventually thrown out of an airlock and his eyeballs explode. The man and the hot brunette are flung out of the airlock too. Their eyeballs don't explode as the air covers Mars causing the man and hot brunette to breathe and live. Then they have hot, passionate sex on the Martian soil with a bunch of mutated people watching.

What?! I'm just saying it could happen...

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19. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 7, 2010, 00:05 zirik
 
i am guessing they will not support this game for long. everything associated with landing on the moon has been axed by the obama administration. their goal now is set for mars. maybe we will see mars colony alpha soon?  
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18. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 23:44 [THA] Hamst3r
 
I tried this out, I didn't do very well on my own. Horrible, really.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Sku1Iolog

That said though, it was fun and will probably be more fun when I try it again as a cooperative thing.
 
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17. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 23:42 SM0k3
 
It's a fun game, and I hope they add more missions later on but one problem is there are too many idiot grievers running around disconnecting cables n sh*t then leaving.... all that is going to lead to is locked servers and dead community just like shattered horizon.

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16. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 23:27 [VG]Reagle
 
This is actually a very fun game. Its not quite as it appears when you start it up. Very cool really!!  
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15. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 22:32 Beamer
 
I've got a ton of respect for Virtual Heroes. They do some really unique stuff. Great people.

Interesting use of UE3, too.
 
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14. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 22:17 DangerDog
 

I'd love to try this. Guess I'll have to wait until it comes out someplace other than Steam.

yeah, uh... good luck with that.
 
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13. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 21:04 Kxmode
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 18:49:
You have died of dysentery, on the Moon.

Actually in this case I think you'd die of exposure.

+2 LOL I think you'd die from exposure of both vile elements!

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12. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 19:52 Burrito of Peace
 
I'd love to try this. Guess I'll have to wait until it comes out someplace other than Steam.  
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11. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 18:49 PHJF
 
You have died of dysentery, on the Moon.

Actually in this case I think you'd die of exposure.
 
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10. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 18:39 Cutter
 
Oh and before anyone else thinks of it...

"Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in the moonage daydream oh! yea!"

- David Bowie, Moonage Daydream
 
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9. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 18:33 Cutter
 
Yes, but our various networks pay the BBC so we can watch Dr. Who across the pond here, so it's not like they're not making money off of us. It's just that the BBC sucks and NASA rocks. Hey, what happened BBC? You used to be cool.
 
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8. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 18:32 Creston
 
frag.machine wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 17:14:
You must construct additional pylons.

Rotfl

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7. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 18:28 Wildone
 
I hope so, I wanna fly that Eagle Transporter!  
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6. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 17:56 Grumpy Sod
 
But will there be Space: 1999 easter eggs in it?  
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5. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 17:36 DangerDog
 
This generation's version of Oregon Trail.

You have died of dysentery, on the Moon.
 
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4. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 17:34 Zptr
 
The BBC is funded by the license fee, not from a state tax. Effectively no different, you would think, but the BBC Trust which administers the fee is beholden to the "interests" of fee payers to the exclusion of others. The Trust do not like giving stuff away to people who never have or never will pay the TV License Fee, unless it is in the interests of the fee-payers (ie, brings in revenue). The BBC site has ads if you view it from outside the UK, so that's OK. Same with BBC America etc. That's why the Who games will cost a fee to download from outside Blighty.

Not that I give a shit. I see no reason not to give the games away to everyone. Maybe someone somewhere thinks that would set a dangerous precedent.
 
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3. Re: NASA Moonbase Alpha Released Jul 6, 2010, 17:33 ASeven
 
Spy's sapping my pylon!  
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