Starlite: Astronaut Rescue - Developed in Collaboration with NASA
Experience the thrill of standing in the boots of a future astronaut on Mars in the world of Starlite. Participate with your crewmate in a single-player 20 minute mini-adventure that soon turns into more than you bargained for on the Red Planet.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (193 reviews) - 39% of the 193 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 27, 2014

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About This Game

Experience the thrill of standing in the boots of a future astronaut on Mars in the world of Starlite.

Participate with your crewmate in a single-player 20 minute mini-adventure that soon turns into more than you bargained for on the Red Planet.

Players navigate a future Mars mission in which they must construct a habitat, craft tools and use advanced robots. The game contains hands-on science inquiry and problem solving in mathematics, physics and engineering.

Starlite: Astronaut Rescue is the first release in the series leading up to alpha testing of the multiplayer online game Starlite: Astronaut Academy in summer 2014.

People who purchase Starlite: Astronaut Rescue will be guaranteed a spot in the Starlite: Astronaut Academy beta test.

Features

  • Unity Terrain Mars Environment and Shadows
  • Futuristic "MNRV" advanced rover setting
  • Advanced "biosuit" style space suits by M.I.T.
  • Professional Voice Acting
  • Integrated Intelligent Science Crafting Engine
  • Realistic Physics for Mars Gravity
  • Realistic Locomotion
  • Advanced Robotic Rover Navigation
  • Original Story and Dialog

The application awards an official Mozilla Open Badge to those who successfully complete the mission.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 2000 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium III or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB ATI Radeon/NVIDIA GEForce 4
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OX X 10.2.8 or higher
    • Processor: 800 MHz PowerPC G4 Processor or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB ATI Radeon/NVIDIA GEForce 4
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (193 reviews)
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tempistraven
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
This would be a nice educational software once fully developed. Giving challenge, but at current status looks like it is stalled
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(♥) Pink Lily
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
The game is toooo short. A fast and easy 100% for those that are achievement hunters.
You have several short task and 1 mission in the end.
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kyotohongaku
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
It's a good short story and definitely not a bad game, And i only wish there was some space for exploration, an open world
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Punio The Punisher
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Math....you gotta love it....
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bgrubz
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
Well its been a long time since I last playedd this game, actually went back and watched the blind play I recorded on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_He_ZAw-IA&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13wjd4yqnecj5l4a04cjr14csqxs5daw14.

I've not played it since that recording mostly because I hadn't seen any updates to it and even now going through and looking it seems like the game got canned because there are poeple who will write negative review about something if you don't end up getting to kill things because its 'not a game' in those cases.

I for one enjoyed the game when it came out, and though math isn't my strongest skill didn't find it all that difficult to figure out the formula it gave you, I mean the calculator was right there and all it was was a division problem, not like we were trying to calculate the anti-sine cosine of a quadratic rectangular polygon or something. It felt like the game was ment for educational purposes and maybe be used in the class-room as a 'fun' way to teach kids maths and science. I could see that being the case if they added a few more scenarios/missions around that theme.
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♫ Euphoric guniea pig :D
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
I always loved the Space and things related to it (like this game). I enjoyed playing it, it was fun, but sadly it was too short. That's the only negative thing I can say, but I am giving this a positive review because it was an interesting and nice game. Easy to 100%. Grab this on sale (like I did) and I think you won't regret it.
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Un!c.rn
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 29
Awesome game if you want to boost the number of completed games on your steam profile with 1 achievement that takes 10 minutes to achieve
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Nightwalker
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 23
Very short, and it appears Project Whitecard is no longer active indeveloping any games at this time. This "game" is really a technology test, and should have never been sold. if they needed funding, they should have used Project Greenlight, and not sold game demos.

This replaced my postitive review from Feb 2014 review back when it looked like Project Whitecard might atually extend this into a full game. Two years later, and nothing at all.... I was *supposed* to be part of their game testing team, and I'm yet to have any new released to test. Go figure. Just as well though, this company is dead to me now.
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Reepus Vangaurd
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
dont get this
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Keymaster
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
It teaches you some science concepts like wave and frequency.

It's not a game, but it can be used as a teaching tool.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
58 of 68 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
A 20-minute look into the bleak future of United States space exploration if we continue cutting NASA's budget and failing to educate our citizens in math and science compared to other countries. It's a little-known fact that, during the development of Starlite: Astronaut Rescue, highly intelligent individuals who once helped put man on the moon were forced to simulate having no scientific education. The result is a game with physics that are all wrong and only 20 minutes of plodding, unrealistic content—all they could manage to create under these conditions before giving up. A real eye-opener, and a future none of us want to live in.
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54 of 82 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
It looks good in the video and the notes seem intriguing, but for a a game that you play once, this should be free. It's an interesting educational tool that should be flushed out much more fully. The really is one task - determine the wavelength of a radio signal. The description makes it sound like there are more of these types of puzzles, but there aren't.

Even the surrounding terrain, which is supposed to be from Curiosity, is very low-res and could easily be improved upon.

All told, this looks like a 3D game kit's demo rather than a true game - even educational.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 4, 2015
Did you ever dream of going into space.... becoming an Astronaut and being one of the first people to stop foot on mars? When you were younger did you put on a tin foil helmet, tie a sheet around your neck, and climb piles of dirty clothes pretending you were walking on Mars... If so you were probably super stoked for this game... I never did these things though ..... (shifting my eyes from side to side to hide the fact I'm not being honest)...

I figured for less than a dollar I'd grab this game, try it out for the 20 or so minutes that people claimed I'd get from it, pat myself on the back for taking a trip to the red planet and feel joy.

Unfortunately that didn't happen, this game glitches like crazy..... the first glitch was the work bench, it wouldn't let me combine the items.... After trying about 1000 different directions I decided to check on line to see what I was doing wrong.... I did nothing wrong the game just didn't want to register that I was crafting....

So I finally get past this glitch and nearly immediately afterward I'm hit with a puzzle.... awesome... I solved the puzzle using the calculator..... sigh... again the game glitches up.

It's not the worst thing in the world, but gets kind of annoying that you need to continually restart from the beginning after every glitch.. I can't recommend this game at all, even for .89 cent. It's far too short and bug ridden to be worth a purchase at all.

Save your money for something else. The only saving grace is the fact that buying the game will allow you to get it's 1 achievement fairly easily... Is that enough to purchase the game.... well ask yourself if the extention of your e-peen is worth whatever price the game is selling for... I don't personally think it is.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2014
NASA? Are you kidding me? This is incredibly poor simulator of doing nothing on Mars.
4/10
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84 of 145 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
So the positive - It looks kind of ok...ish? Otherwise MEH. One scientific equation, which isn't difficult and the rest is point and click. Your companion astronaut is also very annoying - luckily this is such a short game that you don't have to listen to him for long. I don't really know what I was expecting for just over a pound, but this really isn't great. Avoid!
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The game is toooo short. A fast and easy 100% for those that are achievement hunters.
You have several short task and 1 mission in the end.
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29 of 45 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
This game is about 20 minutes and length and at the current time, it costs under $2.00. However, it was a long and painful 20 minutes, with graphical and interface glitches and unexplained slowdown. The graphics are horrendous and looked like something from 10 or 15 years ago. There really isn't much of a game here. You move from point A to point B several times, and have to solve a few math problems. Except with the poor calculator functionality, I opened up the Windows calculator instead. A waste of time, even if you're really into NASA and space exploration.
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2014
An incoherent mess, this title promises a parade of fail that will bemuse and then subsequently bore the player for roughly 15 minutes. It's trash but atleast it's short. F+
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120 of 214 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
I would NOT recommend this. This is NOT a game. It is a 10-minute horrendously slow experience with bad controls and the need to solve a math problem with insufficient information as to how to do it.
The 'game' has a replay value of -1. I wish I had never bought it or tried to play it.
There are also GUI element in the game screen which cannot be activated in any way.

-Twilight Stars
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
A horrid semi-educational, semi-advertising piece for NASA. Dreadful and boring, but mercifully short to complete.
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