Thinking outside the Earth received a People's Choice 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:
We made a 3D game that simulates life on Mars.The user has to survive as much as he can on the Red Planet. In order to do this he has to grow plants, find water, work out, produce oxygen and energy. He constantly recives packages from Earth containing one of the resources needed. If the person runs out of oxygen, he dies and the game ends.
To make it as realistic as possible, we did a lot of research on how the buildings should look like, what plants could grow in martian soil, where can water be found and last but not least how can the athmosphere be changed in order to sustain life.