App: ROMining

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App: ROMining

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+
a mining truck above the ROM logoThink you have what it takes to create a successful mining operation? It means more than meeting demand. In ROMining, the ROM’s new multiplayer, interactive game, players take on different roles and respond to situations to maintain a balance between productivity and responsibility, the factors that determine whether or not a mine is successful in today’s world.
 
Do you want to expand the mine? Will the local community stop it from being built? Do you really need that new cell phone? A storm hits! The government lowers the mine’s taxes! The workers strike! What happens next is up to you.
 
The ROMining app complements an 8-foot-long, in-gallery, multi-touch game table, allowing up to 12 players at a time. Affect the table and play with others from your device when you’re in the gallery, or play in your own mining world at home.
 
“By allowing the visitor to explore challenges from the mining industry, we show that we all need to work together to extract ores safely and sustainably.”
-- Kim Tait, ROM Curator of Mineralogy
 
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Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!