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Starlite Astronaut Academy Alpha testing blasts off

Starlite Astronaut Academy blasts into Alpha.

Starlite Astronaut Academy blasts into Alpha.

Today the developers behind the upcoming title Starlite Astronaut Academy revealed that the title will begin closed Alpha testing soon. It will present a version of life on Mars and throughout the solar system. These presentations are based on NASA designs and plans for the future.

If you’re interested in this, you can sign up for testing here.

Starlite Astronaut Academy is a space exploration and construction game. You will need to build habitats and spacecraft while acquiring gear and exploring the vast solar system. It features a sandbox focus, as well as multiplayer building action for casual play. You will be able to take advantage of the game’s modding and trading elements if you’re more into social play. For those who like to show off, there will be science missions that you can complete and share with your friends once you have done so.

Starlite Astronaut Academy was officially developed in conjuction with NASA, and is aimed to appeal to Minecraft players, space/simulation enthusiasts, future astronauts, and even casual/social gamers. It will officially launch on Windows, Mac, and iPad in 2015.

Starlite Astronaut Academy received assistance from both The Canada Media Fund and the University of California Irvine. These two in turn brought the Bill and Melinda Gates and MacArthur Foundations to back the effort in making the scientific achievements meaningful while playing.

Those interested in the title can watch the in-house Alpha tester starDawners here: http://youtube.com/user/starDawners/videos


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