Game: Rogue Rovers
Gather for -- ERROR -- yourself
In the search for evidence of water on Mars, time is of the essence. Piloting Mars rovers gone rogue, you’ll race against the clock (or compete against your friends) to break open boulders to collect the most important geological specimens and power boosts to use on your rover or against your opponents. Watch out for that astronaut!
The Facts Behind the Game
The gameplay, and the general look of the Rovers themselves, was inspired by the Mars Science Laboratory mission, which saw the Curiosity rover land on the surface of Mars back in 2012. Still going strong today, Curiosity landed inside the large Gale crater near Mars’ equator, which was a site that NASA believed would be a good place to carry out Curiosity’s mission: to look for signs of water and signs of life (both past or present), and to assess the climate and geology of Mars.
The ROM Connection
Scientists at the ROM actively study Mars, from right here on Earth! The ROM has one of the most important collections of Martian meteorite samples in the world! These are rocks which were formed on Mars and were blasted off the planet by massive asteroid impacts. Eventually, these rocks found their way to Earth and into the hands of scientists.The study of Martian meteorites by ROM scientists has helped solve some long standing mysteries about Mars, such as how long ago its volcanoes were still erupting, giving scientists important insight into the Red Planet’s history!
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 using 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!
# of players: 1 to 4
Controls: Xbox controller
- Follow the "Go to the game" link and click "available download" to download the zip file
- Extract the files to a folder on your computer
- Open the "roguerovers_v4" folder
- Open "RogueRovers.exe"