The Martian 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:
Our aim is to provide awareness to people about Mars through an interactive Mars Simulator.
The simulator would follow 2 types of simulation modes: The Astronaut and The Rover.
It gives the first person view of the simulation as well as an interactive in sim HUD which shows real time data like Temperature(Inside and Outside Spacesuit), GPS coordinates, distance from the nearest camp etc.
The whole system is Virtual Reality based and is exported as a stereoscopic view for any VR Device. We are providing inputs for exploration through an attached Electronic Mechanism which includes a thumb joystick, a self made throttle(from some scrap cardboard, ultrasonic module, a RedBull can and insulating tape) for analog control input and feedback mechanisms like vibrational motors to give the explorer a real feel of the simulation.
Come, sit and explore. We assure you, you're gonna enjoy.
Autodesk 3DS Max, Blender, Unreal Engine 4, Arduino Uno, Joystick Module, Throttle, Ultrasonic Module, Vibration Motors, some wires and a random chair with an armrest.