Moonbase Alpha

NASA asks developers to join the Dark Side of the Jam

Omri Petitte at

No, NASA isn't starting an open-membership Pink Floyd tribute band, it's running an upcoming event for crafting educational games about space. Starting on Friday, developers will head into NASA's Ames Research Center to participate in the Dark Side of the Jam, a three-day challenge to "help capture the public's interest in the real science and technology advancements being made in aerospace exploration."

Free NASA edu-game: Moonbase Alpha trailer

Jaz McDougall at

NASA are ready to launch the proof-of-concept for their space-faring MMO, Moonbase Alpha, today. It's a six person multiplayer survival puzzler. It'll be free, it'll be on Steam, and it'll be realistic. Trailer below: