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On August 27, 2012, Project Whitecard Studios announced that the NASA-themed online game formerly named Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond will now be known as Starlite.
Starlite is an adventure game focused on mankindâs future missions into the outer reaches of the solar system, this time to stay. The game will feature mission-based space exploration, career advancement and awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The game is being privately funded and developed in accordance with a âSpace Act Agreementâ with NASA Learning Technologies.
Project Whitecard Studios Inc. will enable delivery of Starlite on browsers and mobile-based platforms enabling users to play from virtually anywhere and recently announced a collaboration with MindArk, developers of Entropia Universe.
Khal Shariff, CEO of Project Whitecard Studios Inc.says: “âStarliteâ was chosen as a name because it serves two purposes. Firstly and creatively, it conveys the idea that the solar system is still the ‘undiscovered country,’ and that space-farers of the future will experience the loneliness, the excitement, and the necessities of survival where sometimes all you have to guide you are the solace and guidance of the stars above, and indeed, around you.
Secondly, Starlite is a much more manageable length of name. Although the sentiment and the phrase “Moon, Mars and Beyond,” is echoed throughout the adventure, âStarliteâ as a name and brand extends itself to this and our other related projects, such as the âStarlite Digital Badgesâ made in conjunction with NASA. It also gives focus to the 4-pointed star as a motif borrowed from NASA and extends it to adventurers in the imagined future of our game.”
A beta level is expected before the end of 2012.Â For more information, please visitÂ http://www.starlitegame.com