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Posted: Aug 23rd 2011 6:28PM DotCom said

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Hmm, no thanks.

Posted: Aug 23rd 2011 6:34PM Royalkin said

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I need to see more before I support this...

Posted: Aug 23rd 2011 7:04PM BigAndShiny said

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In the 1 in a 100 chance they get it right, this could get way more people interested in the space program, which for kids is only a good thing. Maybe then in 20 years we can be spending 10% of the budget on something that can help the future of our species instead of wars, which destroy it.

Posted: Aug 23rd 2011 9:24PM (Unverified) said

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Actually, the first small step (pun intended) before work on the MMO started was the development, release and gathering of feedback on the previous NASA game Moonbase Alpha (which was covered by Massively). I worked on MBA and am working on AMMB and thank you for the coverage!

Posted: Aug 23rd 2011 9:51PM rockman0 said

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I actually like the idea of this. If exploration plays a big role in the game, I'll most definitely check it out.

Posted: Aug 23rd 2011 10:26PM Yuri said

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I wish them well.
Playing in a "world that may be" seems more...worthwhile than a world of pure fiction. Challenge is whether it will be interesting enough to compete in any way with all the fantasies we buy now.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 3:42AM Gaugamela said

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So this how NASA is spending its budget?
Wow, its not to wonder that the US space program is such a mess.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 3:56AM Brandier said

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@Gaugamela

NASA doesn't have a budget. That's exactly why these guys are turning to Kickstarter and player donations for help. Because the government would rather bomb third world countries than donate 25,000 dollars into a MMO designed to interest people in space exploration and potentially earn NASA more recruits or even sponsors.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 4:22AM PrimeSynergy said

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I hope there is space for a game like this...........................

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 11:29AM hami83 said

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And yet the amount of tax money spent on space programs dwarfs all the useless tax money spent on things like war.

Honestly. If we as humans really care about developing our race, we'd already be on other planets by now.

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 12:56PM Dirame said

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@hami83

We advance our race by protecting our race from dangers our race may cause to our race.
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Posted: Aug 24th 2011 11:34AM (Unverified) said

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But space is infinite... oh I get it.

;)

Posted: Aug 24th 2011 3:54PM Armidian said

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This doesn't sound fun...at all

Posted: Aug 25th 2011 3:47AM ZenJitsu said

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@Armidian
It's almost like they're trying to trick us into learning something by disguising it as a game.
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Posted: Aug 25th 2011 4:36AM ZenJitsu said

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Intriguing... Massively should keep reporting on this; interesting ideas that could hopefully inspire. They do need to create better trailers, though. Maybe Reid Gower can help 'em out, since he seems to have the propensity to do so: (e.g., End of an Era (Sagan Series) http://youtu.be/3wJYpRJQVbo ).

They do have decent graphics; they could just make a much more epic and inspiring trailer given better direction, a decent soundtrack, editing. Instead of thinking about the engaging majesty of Sagan and Hawkings' treatises, I'm left thinking of Mr. Rogers with this trailer.

Posted: Sep 12th 2011 1:47PM Vandal said

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It will be interesting to see how they balance fun with authenticity. Realism needed to be suspended for games in general.

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