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Moonbase Alpha

Moonbase Alpha Updated with New Level, Features
and Fixes

August 2012

Virtual Heroes has released an update to Moonbase Alpha which features a new level "Moonbase Madness" with a brand new competitive mode. The level has two separate moon bases and two teams of three astronauts each are competing to repair their bases. Additional features and fixes are also included in the update to the game which has had 550,085 downloads to date.

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 intelligent decisions in order to top the leaderboards.


New Features

  • "Moonbase Madness" level (including new competitive mode)
  • Open gameplay level (aka "sandbox" level)


  • Intermittent hose crash fixed
  • Text-to-speech crash fixed
  • Settlements now report the correct Oxygen percentage when hovering over them
  • Cheaters get a HUD message saying cheats have been used
  • Lobby UI color selection cosmetic improvements
  • Easter egg is easier to access in the command center
  • Fixed bug where host cannot kick 6th player in game
  • Beacons no longer disappear when deactivated

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The Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. creates collaborative interactive learning solutions for healthcare, federal systems, and corporate training markets. Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) leverage simulation learning and digital games-based training paradigms to accelerate learning, increase user proficiency, and reduce training costs. Virtual Heroes is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and in Orlando, Florida in the Central Florida Research Park.