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 (189 reviews) - 84% of the 189 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (7,653 reviews) - 90% of the 7,653 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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Nightmare Moon
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Played it when it first came out. It needed more. A lot more.
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ZoopDaHoop
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
(This is Microsoft Mic)
(I am on the moon)
(I am also Steven Hawkings)
(So I am an Astronaut)
(They use the *** to make oxygen)
(10/10 IGN)
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☢Wattsy
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Biggest load of horeshit
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ouzkhan
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Really? How can we hear sounds in space? Come on nasa!!!! :D

İnteresting game
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Gamer#1
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
The first time I log into a server: people are screaming "aeiouy" and "Get mooned"...stayin in alpha, I see...
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Lumanator
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
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toneo
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
10/10 would John Madden again
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Solid Wires
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
For some reason this game is better optimized than Space Engineers.
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saNdviCh_
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
10/10 would JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONH MAAAAAAAAAAAADDDENNNNNNNNNNNNNN again.
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Pieface
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
me:I think im gonna eat a pizza *beep* *boop* *beep* *beep*. Hi can i order a pizza?
pizza man:No!
meWhy?
pizza man:Cuz you are john madden!

meme out of knee grows
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SILVER KUSH MASTER ELITE
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
gud gem. 10/10 ign bla bla mlg
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Samuel
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
Pretty good game, things are detailed, runs fast and simple. There are lesser minigames which help you do things faster, stay entertained, because the process of things are pretty slow.
Realistic moonbase, basicly looks like an ad from the '60ies.

The game is still in alpha and in cowork with Nasa?.. I think, so be very patient.

Cons: 1 map and that's it.
~things need a little bit more work, collision detection,
minigame stops randomly while drawing lime (time is ok and things).

Critic:
I think this game has a big future. The more you play, the more you explore and easier to advance. You don't really fail at the mission, but if so don't be angry, the game doesn't explain much.
I think as more missions will be added, the better the gameplay will be, maybe some interactive things too, like a rover or a base is landing. (components?)
The game as a must needs a new UI, this looks like something from 2006. (but still alpha so...)
A tutorial needed, but with tips not like use wasd. Tips like use the rover for transporting components (don't repair red, easier to replace), or use the suitcase to take all the tools. Things like put two robot down at first, so no problem later.
But none the less, it's a great job and would like to try it when it's full.
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FREEBS :P | CSGOHILL.com
( 39.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
John Madden.
10/10
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Rengo
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
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Hatty Mikune
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
i hate video games
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Armchair warrior
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
jon made this game
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WrenMeiser
( 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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DavG25
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Small and funny game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 25 people (96%) 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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47 of 64 people (73%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
John Madden
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
Aeiou
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
9 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
10/10 would believe that moon landing is real
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Ear ♥♥♥♥ Simulator 2k16
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6 of 8 people (75%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
we sang the my little poney for an hour in this game 10/10
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 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
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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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
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Posted: May 5
This game was awesome!! Best game i ever played
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Good fun with friends
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10/10 would aeiou again
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5/5 stars just for the fun with text-to-speech
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10/10 would bust my ear drums again.
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