Monday, January 27th, 2014: Project Whitecard Studios Inc. announced today the release on Steam of the game “Starlite: Astronaut Rescue - Developed in Collaboration with NASA” for PC and Mac.
In Starlite: Astronaut Rescue, players complete an imagined near-future Mars mission in which they must construct a habitat, craft tools and use advanced robots. With the help of a virtual crewmate, a single-player 20 minute mini-adventure soon turns into more than bargained for on the Red Planet.
Rather than the run-of-the-mill point and shoot game, Starlite: Astronaut Rescue contains hands-on science inquiry and problem-solving in mathematics, physics and engineering. The application awards an official Mozilla Open Badge to those who successfully 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?”
The Starlite game series gives players a chance to experience the future of space exploration using real NASA-inspired science and engineering. Players will find the authentic vision of the future to be an awesome experience.
The regular price will be $2.99 but for the first week there will be a 40% launch discount.
For more information, visit the Steam page at http://store.steampowered.com/app/266090
Starlite: Astronaut Rescue is the first release in the series leading up to alpha testing of the online multiplayer game Starlite: Astronaut Academy in summer 2014 for which development will be ongoing and include an editor pack for players. An app version of Starlight: Astronaut Rescue is also available for iPad.
For more information about all things Starlite, visit 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.