Mars Experience

Global Nominee

Mars Experience received a Global Nomination.

Journey to Mars

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:

  • Arranging a GPS-like system on the Moon or Mars to support navigation for the human inhabitants. The simulation could allow the users to explore different solutions such as a constellation of satellites, a network of masts or other Earth based methods at the challenger’s discretion.
  • Players could build a habitat that could withstand the Lunar or Martian environment while also taking into consideration that its inhabitants need to have adequate power and supplies, be able to produce food, have locations sleep, live and work.
  • Build a Virtual Moon telescope. The simulation could allow the user to conduct a research mission using a telescope on site near their habitat. Explore what instruments make sense for the location of the telescope (and what the user wants to observe). Game players could explore settings such as exposure times or wavelengths to observe. Observations could vary based on the position of the telescope on the Moon or Mars, and the relative position in the sky of the pointed object. After each simulated capture, show an appropriately generated image reflecting the exposure and wavelength settings.

Mars Experience

We create a simulator of virtual reality for exploring Mars terrain and what do you need to take care in the condition of Mars.

How does it work?

You are an explorer of planets and you were assigned to the task of collecting infromación about Mars and its conditions to generate life. You begin the level outside of your main base; Your main mission is to go exploring the terrain and collect minerals, water and other substances from which you can learn about the red planet.

You can also learn about the atmosphere of Mars , simulating sand storms and solar storms, thanks to this you can experience how it is to be in a climactic event of this kind on Mars .

Finally , you can monitor and control certain events within the simulator , meaning through a controller in your hands, which will be scanned at Leap Motion.

Oh! … and try the Jet Pack, it´s cool. :)

Technology used

Oculus Rift DK 2.0

Leap Motion + Orion

Unity3D Engine

Xbox 360 Controller

Windows Only.

The Core Scripts are in GitHub, the Complete Project is on Google Drive.

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