The Mars Game
By Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training
Skills and Ideas Taught: Players are introduced to the NASA lunar architecture and inspired to consider careers in science and engineering. Strategy, teamwork and problem solving are promoted.
Goal or Challenge: Players must repair damaged systems and restore oxygen generation on a simulated lunar outpost.
Primary Audience: Students from middle school through college.
Assessment Approach: Players who complete the mission have mastered problem solving and teamwork skills. Player scores are recording on the Steam leader board system. Players are rewarded for applying better strategies and team work by scoring better times.
Description: In Moonbase Alpha, players assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Returning from a research expedition, the player witnesses a meteorite impact that cripples the life support capability of the settlement. With precious minutes ticking away, you and your team must repair and replace equipment in order to restore the oxygen production to the settlement.
Game Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Operating System: Windows
Platform: Personal computer
Special Hardware: None