Game: eCambrian

a phone displays a dating app with a picture of a trilobite

Game: eCambrian

  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+

Sink or Swim in the Cambrian Dating Pool

It's survival of the fittest in eCambrian. Woo a variety of Cambrian creatures and challenge your prehistorical zoology knowledge in the ultimate test of evolutionary fitness: dating. If you get to know them well enough, they might just give you their number...

The ROM Connection

a trilobite on shaky fractured stone beneath the letters ROMThe future Dawn of Life permanent gallery at the ROM will tell the story of life on Earth - from the origins of life to the origins of dinosaurs. It will showcase not only samples from Earth’s early history when life first started, but key fossils throughout the Earth’s history that reveal how life diversified over time and faced major crises. This gallery is essentially the ‘missing link’ between the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures and the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs on the second floor of the ROM.


What's a Game Jam?

At a ROM Game Jam, teams of developers spend a weekend at the ROM learning from collections and curators and use those ideas to build fun games inspired by the museum.  With only two days to research and create their games, the results can be weird, wacky, and downright wonderful!

eCambrian was created by Spongelab Interactive


Game Info

# of players: 1

Platform: Online

Controls: Mouse, touchscreen

To play:

  • Follow the "Go to the game" link and click "Start".

Screenshots:

a phone displays a picture of a trilobite a creature asks a question with responses for the user to choose from the creature smiles at a correct response a trilobite blushes a squid asks a question an animal with 5 eyes turns down a date