Global Nominee

Settlers 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.

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.

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