The game was his daughter's idea...and Tyson has included folks from JPL, NASA, astronauts, explorers...
There will be missions, a construct your galaxy, etc.
Apparently it'll be multi-player with a community of imaginative players who will interact with real experts...
“We will have holographic tutorials as part of the core game that will prep you for challenges and new facets of gameplay as they are introduced,..Murphy said the gameplay mirrors our universe, which is growing every day, inch by inch, minute by minute. The game allows players to build and grow solar systems – even galaxies. Players can also explore galaxies created by other players, including prominent scientists and fictional world-builders like Tyson, Bill Nye, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Peter Beagle." - Mark Murphy (Whatnot Entertainment)
Brandii Grace will be the lead designer (The Matrix Online and Call of Duty).
"Grace said Tyson is not just a “name on the box.”
“He is an integral part of the creative committee guiding the development of the game,” Grace said. “While the final design decisions will fall with experienced developers; the committee is in place to advise the developers, coordinate creative developments across multiple platforms, and ensure the hard science information is accurate. You won’t catch our game perpetuating the myth that humans only use 10 percent of their brains!”
You can apply to begin with the beta game on the second link below...