Settlers received a Global Nomination.
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:
The creation of a simulator that offers you the chance to create a colony on the surface of mars, in order to accomplish the given achievements. In the beginning you can select some of the resources you will take to Mars. Once the game starts, the main objective will be the creation of a colony that doesn't need anything else to survive, gathering resources and investigating, although it will have the possibility to request some resources from earth, but watch out, it will take some time for them to arrive!
Later on, the objective changes, and the GPS systems take part in the mission. But don't get too lazy, you will still have to survive.
The game has been developed by a multidisciplinar team, using tools such as Unity, Blender or Ilustrator, and created ingame custom sounds or 3D Buildings with them.
The game also have the current Mars surface as game terrain, which will allow people to understand how it is to live in there, Day/Night cycles and the possibility to have a fast time advance.