Developer Theorify was awarded a cool $25,000 during the Games For Change Festival this week. The developer took the grand prize in the Shoot for the Moon game design challenge for its game, SpaceIL Academy.
The Shoot for the Moon game design challenged participants to create a space exploration game that would help Israeli non-profit organization SpaceIL team promote its goal of landing an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in 2015.
SpaceIL Academy is described as a massively multiplayer adventure game that puts players in the shoes of spaceflight trainees.
Another game called Moon Rush from Ohio State University development team Lunar Rocks took the People's Choice Award. Moon Rush charged players with navigating to the moon with limited fuel while avoiding obstacles.