Develop a game that simulates conditions in an off-Earth located permanent or temporary colony. The game could be a sandbox that offers the possibility to simulate various facilities that would support a reduced gravity environment far from earth’s atmosphere and magnetosphere. Users could be given power allowances, atmospheric conditions, and in situ resource options (using resources available on site for life support or other needs). The game could include a variety of scenarios including:
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According to SimSpace challenge requirements, we've created a game for Android smartphone and Google Cardboard. Marooned is a strategic game, featuring not only scientific and technical challenges the astronauts face, but also the concept of team work in extreme conditions, and the importance of caring about your teammates.
According to our scenario, the team of the astronauts arrives to Mars to create a GPS-like navigation system using CubeSat's and ground transmitters. The Team Leader's mission is to coordinate the astronauts' actions, and the other team members' are supposed to accomplish their individual missions within the deadline.
Marooned can be a real conditions simulator for those who prepare for a journey to Mars, or an inspirational challenge for the dreamers, who want to understand the concept of human mission on Mars and it's importance in terms of the history of Solar system and Space exploration.
HiRISE Lunar and Planetary Laboratory http://www.uahirise.org/dtm/
GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library http://gdal.org/
Unity Game Engine https://unity3d.com
Mars missions: http://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/missions/
Mars colonization concept documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTZvNLL0-w
The Mars society: http://www.marssociety.org/
Global positioning system description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System
Martian maps: http://www.google.com/mars/
Geological map of Mars: http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3292/
Topographic map of Mars: http://planetologia.elte.hu/terkep/mars-mola-en.pdf
Ray Bradbury, “Martian Chronicles”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Martian_Chronicles