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Shackleton Crater Revealed

Joe Got Game is a new website from Joe Ybarra, a very early employee of Electronic Arts and former Infocom president who contributed to a number of seminal video games, including M.U.L.E., Starflight, The Bard's Tale, and Seven Cities of Gold (there is a dispute between his website bio and his Wikipedia bio whether he is an EA "cofounder," but as far as we know, Trip Hawkins was EA's sole founder. Ybarra is not actually mentioned in the Wikipedia article on EA). The site introduces Shackleton Crater, a Unity-engine turn-based strategy game described thusly: "Shackleton Crater is a fast-paced, multi-player, multi-platform strategy game spanning 100 years of lunar exploration and colonization. Combining actual lunar data, current space technology, hard science fiction and Joe Ybarra’s time-tested game design expertise, Shackleton Crater offers an exquisitely detailed simulation of mankind’s dream to return to the moon." Tucked away on a website FAQ are details on the game, saying it's targeting Windows, iOS, and Android, and answering questions about gameplay. The FAQ also indicates this will be the subject of an upcoming Kickstarter campaign, and says they plan to release the game by the end of this year. Update: We're told the FAQ is out of date on when this will be released, and it is currently expected in Q1 2014.

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