NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha.
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Very Positive (196 reviews) - 83% of the 196 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,677 reviews) - 90% of the 7,677 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 6, 2010

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About This Game

NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Utilizing solar energy and regolith processing, the moonbase has become self-sufficient and plans for further expansion are underway.
In Moonbase Alpha, you assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Returning from a research expedition, you witness 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.
Team coordination along with the proper use and allocation of your available resources (player controlled robots, rovers, repair tools, etc.) are key to your overall success. There are several ways in which you can successfully restore the life support system of the lunar base, but since you are scored on the time spent to complete the task, you have to work effectively as a team, learn from decisions made in previous gaming sessions, and make intelligence decisions in order to top the leaderboards.

Key features:

Team up with your friends...

The fate of a lunar colony rests on the shoulders of you and your team. Communicate and coordinate efforts with up to six players (LAN and internet) by using voice over communication.
Utilize the latest in NASA technology...

A fully functional rover that utilizes lunar physics is available to transport both players and supplies to all reaches of the lunar colony. You can build and pilot your own repair robot in order to fix crucial systems before time runs out.
Immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring lunar environment...

Take your first steps on the moon's surface in a truly accurate lunar moonscape that is unmatched in any other application.
Compete with your friends to reach the top of the leaderboards...

Do you have what takes it to be number one? When you win, your score will automatically be posted to the leaderboards for everyone to see.
A unique experience each time..

With multiple paths for game success, you'll need to learn to work effectively as a team, learn from decisions made in previous gaming sessions, and make intelligent decisions in order to top the leaderboards.
Tailor your game to fit your gameplay style...

Do you want to play with two players or six? With multiple game maps you can select the game environment that best suits your team's needs.

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Win XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHZ Single Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB of System RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 7000-series or ATI Radeon X1900 Video Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant audio
    Recommended
    • OS: Win XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4+ GB of System RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9000+ or ATI Radeon 3600+ Video Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
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KhrestosS
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
When I first played I had a blast xD. The voiced text was just awesome. I played with my friends and we were laughing all the time. If this get updated it will be really cool.
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Soapmactuna
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
I ran as far as I could and eventually I saw a green screen.

10/10 would believe that the moon landing was real
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26hk25
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
It won't work, it loads 3/4 of a white screen with no sound, freezes and crashes. I have changed the resolution and it still will not work.
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Aythadis
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
0/10 Not enough whalers on the moon, carrying harpoons, but since there ain't no whales, they sing tall tales, while singing their whaling tune.
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FMA. Clorox Bleach Hydra
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Says anoos over and over again... it's... never... i can't stop... please... send help... i need amberlamps...

10/10 would anoos again, APPROVED BY CL0R0X BLEACH.
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LoopyZach
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Honestly, I think this game is a lying one because in the "Tags", one of them says "Sandbox" which is what tipped me off to download and play this. But when I actually played, i found out there WAS no Sandbox, just a "freemode", which was a slightly better, but still crummy, version of the default mode. This is my own opinion, and other people may think differently, And I would say and arousing 2/10
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Frosty NIPS
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
10/10 would connect life support again
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GODLIKE
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
I don't think I've ever seen Moonbase Alpha get repaired 100%. I have heard Aeiou and John Madden at least 1000 times though. 10/10, would text-to-speech again.
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Karnash
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
If you're playing without text-to-speech, you're playing it wrong
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White Noise
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Momma mia, Poppa pia, baby got the dyAAAAREEEEEAAAAAAAAAAA!
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Sthf890 (FUCKING FINALS)
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
10/10 would text-speech again!
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ZEE-YUM
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
come over come over come over come over come over come over come over come over
ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US
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Brendan Hopkins
( 31.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Me: *Gets on*
Me: "Hai Peeps
Everyone: *Ear Rapes the server*


R.I.P
Me

10/10
Would get Ear ♥♥♥♥♥ again
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dust
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
The A-Team theme is burned into my memory.
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Batmon
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Nah m9 its ♥♥♥♥ af
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Sonic The Golden Knight
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I love this game I love the space concept. I love Sci-Fi Space Stuff Like this I highly reccomend this for others. I would love it if you keep this game free because its just so fun!
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The Lone Wanderer
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
best govenment game to date lacking in content but its ok
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Moonbase Alpha... Houston, we have a great game

NASA really did good with this one, ESPECIALLY since it’s free.
Your job is simple, fix Moonbase Alpha's life support systems using various tools and drones.

I have always wanted a great space simulator, and stupidly I left this gem untouched in my games library for over a month believing because it was free, Moonbase would be garbage. I was wrong. Very wrong.
So to start off with, you choose how you want your game to be set up from the menu, this includes map size, if there’s a time limit or not, the name and password of the server, and even if you want it to be single player if you desire. From there you’re shown a brief cutscene, followed by a simple 'tutorial' telling how to get things done.
The goal of the game is to repair the base as fast as you can. This is done by repairing solar panels, replacing broken couplers, and attaching disconnected tubes.

From pulling down solar panels, to using a computer operated drone to repair oxygen filters in hazardous areas, this game is very pleasing, especially the slow, awkward movements. Taking forever to walk thirty feet is defiantly more pleasing than it would seem, and you genuinely feel as if you’re on the moon. Making it better is that almost everything is silent, with the exception of your footsteps and the beautiful soundtrack.
You can even team up with some buddies online to try to beat your previous time records, and the Text-to-Speech option can create some hilarious conversations.

Now, if there were more levels you could choose from, and some minor bugs worked out, this game would be a true masterpiece.

Pros:
entirely free
shows off some pretty cool NASA tech
you’re on the moon
soundtrack is amazing
movement feels as it should for being on the moon
online servers or single player
Text-to-Speech

Cons:
only 1 map (with multiple sizes)
occasional bugs
if online you're most likely going to hear some naughty things

Rate: 8/10

If you love space in anyway at all, get this game. Heck, even if you don’t like space get this game!

Curator page:
http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6857919/
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56 of 78 people (72%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
hey that's pretty good. 11/10
would text-to-speech again.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Nobody takes the game seriously, it's beautiful :,) . Also E A R R A P E.

If you don't like listening to people say horrific things with a robotic voice or loud noises that make your lungs hurt and ear bleed this is NOT a multi-player game for you. 8/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
It really goes to show how terrible the majority of gamers are today that somehow a real gem of a game like this has turned into a glorified troll simulator that just happened to be made by NASA...
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
funny game with text-to-speech
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Ear ♥♥♥♥ Simulator 2k16
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
10/10 would believe that moon landing is real
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
0/10 Not enough whalers on the moon, carrying harpoons, but since there ain't no whales, they sing tall tales, while singing their whaling tune.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
I haven't really played around with this game except for once with a friend, but the concept is pretty interesting.

tl;dr you need to fix the moon base's oxygen supply which is made up of three-ish parts in 25 minutes or less, else you die.

May update with more details as I play this game more (if I even do), seems more fun when playing with others.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Astronauts land on moon -

"ayy m8 do you even weed"

"yes i eat my 3 billion weed everday i swear on me mum"

420/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
When things are working correctly, this game is extremely fun to play, however, making a server to play with others is just as easy as sticking your d**k in a Cheerio. Seems you have to go through a lot of exceptions in order to play with others. I'm still unsure how to do it properly, and there's no clear instructions online to do it. If you're lucky, you'll find an open server, but often they're either closed or full of text-to-speech trolls. Or you get kicked for absolutely no reason. Basically, the community is hit or miss.

The gameplay itself is alright, it's just you jumping around to a broken piece of whatever and fixing or replacing it, nothing extremely riveting.

As for the spice cake of this game, the text to speech is probably the most favorable aspect. If you're playing semi-seriously, it's a good way to make sure you're not missing any info from your fellow astronauts. But what's the fun in that when you can screw around? There's a lot of commands online that are fun to play with, though I advise you don't do it excessively.

Overall, it's simple, it's playable, it has it's own charm, I say definitely get it if you're looking for a time waster.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game was awesome!! Best game i ever played
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
10/10 would aeiou again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
5/5 stars just for the fun with text-to-speech
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
10/10 would bust my ear drums again.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
funby as ♥♥♥♥
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Does anyone play this game seriously? AEIOU
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