News of the upcoming NASA MMO, Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond
, has been scarce since its announcement in 2008, but NASA recently revealed that a "mini demo game" is coming in January
that will show off some of what they've completed so far. "Moon Base Alpha
utilizes actual NASA Constellation program design details developed by NASA for mankind’s return to the Moon in 2020. Timelines in the much anticipated Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond
MMO will be set even farther in the exciting future (2035+), but the ability to explore our own near-future moon missions is also planned for in the forthcoming game facilitated by the NASA Learning Technologies and Innovative Partnerships Programs." They're provided a slideshow
and a brief video
, and one of the developers spoke about the game
with Edge last month.