Red Planet Farming has been in development since mid December of 2018. I am the Lead Developer and Designer on the project, and Noah Lee is the Art Director. We have also been collaborating with Jacob Cohen, the Chief Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, to ensure the accuracy of the content within the game. Dr. Cohen and his team have been providing expertise and guidance on how to base the game in factual science while still maintaining the fun and interactive aspects of the experience.
We plan to release the game to the public in mid to late November of 2019.
We are also pleased to announce that as of May 2019, Red Planet Farming is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. We submitted an early prototype of the game for the Sloan grant application, and we were selected as the NYU Game Center’s winner of the grant for 2019. Keep up with the Devlog to see our progress!