We could insert an obvious reference to Neil Armstrong’s famous words right here, but unpredictable as we are, we’re not going to do that. We’re bet you’re thinking about it anyway, right? Psychological games can be funny like that.
Anyway, just a few days ago, we talked about how NASA is working with a few developers to bring to light a new spatial (obviously) MMO, Astronaut: Moon, Mars And Beyond. The project needed some funding in order to get the green light, which is why it turned to Kickstarter asking for a $25k pledge. As it stands, it’s reached $32k which means the game is a go. Seems one small step in marketing was a giant leap for the project.
To that fact, an FAQ is being worked on over at the official website, addressing some questions and thoughts both potential investors and gamers might have about the game. For instance, the game is being developed “in accordance with a ‘Space Act Agreement’ with NASA Learning Technologies by Project Whitecard and Wisdom Tools,” which we already knew; the MMO is targeting the “gaming and scientist enthusiast markets” of all ages, but primarily, those between 5 and 24 years old; it will be released on iOS devices and Windows PC initially, although other platforms are being considered; powering the adventure will be Epic’s Unreal Engine, which we also knew and there are plans to release a beta in December 2012.
If any of this spiked your interest in Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, bookmark that official FAQ as it will be “subject to (frequent) changes.”