August 27, 2012: Project Whitecard Studios Inc. announced today that the NASA-themed online game formerly named Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond will now be known as Starlite™.
Starlite™ is an adventure game focused on mankind’s future missions into the outer reaches of the solar system, this time to stay. The game will feature mission-based space exploration, career advancement and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The game is being privately funded and developed in accordance with a “Space Act Agreement” with NASA Learning Technologies.
Project Whitecard Studios Inc. will enable delivery of Starlite™ on browsers and mobile-based platforms enabling users to play from virtually anywhere and recently announced a collaboration with MindArk, developers of Entropia Universe.
Khal Shariff, CEO of Project Whitecard Studios Inc.says: "‘Starlite™’ was chosen as a name because it serves two purposes. Firstlyand creatively, it conveys the idea that the solar system is still the 'undiscovered country,' and that space-farers of the future will experience the loneliness, the excitement, and the necessities of
survival where sometimes all you have to guide you are the solace and guidance of the stars above, and indeed, around you. Secondly, Starlite™ is a much more manageable length of name. Although the sentiment and the phrase "Moon, Mars and Beyond," is echoed throughout the adventure, ‘Starlite™’ as a name and brand extends itself to this and our other related projects, such as the ‘Starlite™ Digital Badges’ made in conjunction with NASA. It also gives focus to the 4-pointed star as a motif borrowed from NASA and extends it to adventurers in the imagined future of our game."
A beta level is expected before the end of 2012.
For more information, please visit http://www.starlitegame.com
About Project Whitecard Studios Inc.
Project Whitecard Studios Inc. (www.projectwhitecard.com) is a global leader in the development of simulation, training, and educational software. Employing ground-breaking technology and proprietary methods, Project Whitecard Studios Inc. has established itself as a world class provider of compelling immersive training systems, using advanced interactive techniques to deliver highly complex learning materials in a new, simplified way. Project Whitecard Studios Inc. has established itself as an international leader in the field of immersive learning, virtual training environments and interactive simulations.
Project Whitecard Studios Inc. is signatory to Space Act Agreements with NASA, according the rights to develop the NASA STEM MMO Game, and a cooperative agreement to develop the Starlite™ Digital Badges solution to incorporate the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure and demonstrate scientific achievement.