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Just in case standing around on the lunar surface taking spectrograph readings doesn't float your gaming boat, Nasa and developer Virtual Heroes have chucked in a bit of 'Houston, we have a problem'-style incentive: players must restore critical systems and oxygen flow after a nearby meteor strike cripples a solar array and life support equipment.
You can play on your own, or play cooperatively with others. Time-wasters and space-alien hunters need not apply.
Nasa says the game is a "proof of concept to show how Nasa content could be combined with a cutting-edge game engine to produce an experience that inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and maths - skills critical to achieving NASA's exploration goals".
At a best case, it's a new space station 13 type simulation where teams can either work together (or against each other) to maintain an extraterrestrial station. "Worst" case it's a nice time waster. Either way I am in.
I will update this OP as details become available. If anyone shows interest, we can get a Steam group going.