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NASA and Project Whitecard Studios Announces Starlite: Astronaut Rescue

NASA and Project Whitecard Studios announce the release of new video computer game Starlite: Astronaut Rescue, which challenges gamers to travel to Mars and set up living accommodations.

Project Whitecard Studios in partnership with NASA recently announced the development and release of Starlite: Astronaut Rescue on Steam.

Just one installment of the Starlite series the partnership is planning on developing, this title allows players to experience the excitement and thrill of being part of a mission to inhabit the Red Planet. Deciding to suit up and get-in-the-game will allow you to get a feeling for life on an alien planet.

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Starlite: Astronaut Rescue challenges gamers to travel to the Red Planet and then construct tools and implement current robotics technology to build suitable accommodations for an extended visit. Players have help from a virtual crewmate during their 20-minute adventure, which quickly turns into a thrilling life or death struggle--you’ll need intelligence to survive. Aspiring astronauts must combine modern physics and engineering knowledge with mathematical ability to stay alive and complete the mission. 

CEO of Project Whitecard, Khal Shariff said,

“Working in collaboration with NASA, University of California Irvine, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation on concepts used in Starlite: Astronaut Rescue and Starlite the larger game is the opportunity of a lifetime. As game developers we are honored to be able to contribute to mankind's exploration in our own unique way. SAR is just a peek of what we have in store.”

“We invite players to try out this mission and contribute ideas on the forum as we work on the more expansive NASA Starlite game. Where will we explore first? Will bases be underground or on the surface? What will robots have evolved to 20 years from now?”

Gamers wanting to play Starlite: Astronaut Rescue can buy the game here. Players can also read the latest news and view information on the series here. While you’re there, make sure to read about the Starlite plans for a unique multiplayer online video game called Starlite: Astronaut Academy. If you have thought about being an astronaut or astrophysicist, take a look at this new video game. You could be the first human to walk on Mars.

Published Jan. 28th 2014

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