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 (124 reviews) - 91% of the 124 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (8,152 reviews) - 90% of the 8,152 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 6, 2010

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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
81 of 93 people (87%) found this review helpful
80 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Your American tax money was used to make this game.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This was nasas social experiment to see how civilians living in a lunar habitat would react to a stressful situation.


After they did some studies on the chat logs after each game they concluded it would be best if we never went back.


John Madden/10
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Day 1:
It's only me.
I call out 'Aieou' into the vast deserts of the moon.
I suddenly hear a bunch more 'Aieou's around.
I know i'm not alone.
...
Day 2:
I find a bunch more astronauts, And we form a team of John Maddens.
We play Football all day on the moon while repairing stuff.
...
Day 3:
We officially ran out of Food and we contemplate eating eachother.
Before we remember we had toolboxes.
We ate our only supplies.
...
10/10 would aieou again
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Downloaded it for the text-to-speech feature. And it didn't dissapoint.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Moonbase Alpha provides a realistic simulation of life on a natural satellite.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
On the moon, you will find:

John Madden
Football
Vowels from the English language
Sui

Play this now.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Best use of US taxpayer money since that one study about the likelyhood of a zombie apocalypse.

In all a solid Johnn Madden/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
oh no, here comes another chinese earthquake
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20 of 34 people (59%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
A really well put together crash scenario on the Moon for those who wanna play as an astronaut. Really enjoyable and calming!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S-59OEj1gs
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Trumplord321
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
ITS NEER FOOTWEAK
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Loki_The_Conqueror
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Installed The Game
Loaded It
Joined A game
Started Chatting To The Others
Began Spamming 'Y' In The Chat
The other Players Began To Join In
Game CRASHED FORM OUR Y SPAMMING

Football/10 Would Crash Again
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Cryrp
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
♫ Moon man, Moon man, can't you see
♥♥♥♥♥ and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ need to hang from trees
And I just love your racist ways
I guess that's why their mom is black and you're so great ♫

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Fivesyounger
3.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
Yeah, it's pretty good.
I mean it's free. Try it.
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SpartanM
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
An interesting game. If you know what to do, play it. Be warned no one takes multiplayer seriously.
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horg my dudes
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
am i missing the john madden references?
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foam
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
CANT EVEN CHANGE SENSITIVITY. DONT EVER BUY THIS BAD GAME. WHERE ARE MY OPTIONS
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Dibge.
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
AAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah and more!
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Steakburger
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
This song is so cool! [:nh][:dv gv 100][:dv ap 10][:dv hs 200][llao<9000047,9999>][burr<9000047,40>][aa<9000047,9999>][hxae<9000047,40>]
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JohnGuilfoil
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
aeiou/10
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