Professor Rex needs your help!
The Facts Behind the Game
Fossils are the remains and/or traces of once living things (e.g., bones, shells, leaves, footprints) preserved in stone, which palaeontologists study in order to piece together the story of Life’s past on our planet. By studying and comparing the skeletons of many different animals (both recent and ancient), dinosaur palaeontologists become experts at distinguishing between the many bones of a dinosaur’s body, and the differences that can be seen in these bones between the different families of dinosaurs. Closer inspection, measurement, and comparison against the many specimens found in museum collections enables experts to determine whether a given find is something new to Science.
The ROM Connection
Dr. David Evans is the Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology in the Centre for Fossils and Evolution at the ROM, for whom “duck-billed” dinosaurs (or Hadrosaurs) have long been an area of interest. Close comparison by Evans and colleagues of what were thought to be five different types of duck-billed dinosaurs revealed what were in fact younger and older growth stages of only two different types of Edmontosaurus (the dinosaur which Professor Rex is trying to assemble).
What's a Game Jam?
(Please note this game is only playable on a computer and is not optimized for mobile devices.)
# of players: 1
Controls: Touch or mouse
- 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 "PaleoPuzzleWin32" folder
- Open "newproject.exe"