Let's go to Mars!
Let's go to Mars - The Game
Let's go to Mars is a scientific graphic adventure in which you must land on Mars, explore the surface of the planet, build a permanent base for the arrival of your colleagues, collect and analyze Martian samples, and face the many dangers that exist on the red planet. Be careful to maintain your oxygen and energy levels or you will fail in your mission!
"Let's go to mars" is an application for mobile, tablets and PC developed by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), Wildsphere & Laniakea Management & Communication in the context of the H2020 project "UPWARDS: Understanding Mars planet". Funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology - Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the H2020 european program.
As of November 2017 the number of downloads is over 300 000 (and growing!)
Year ... well, in many years. A large crew of scientists, engineers, professors and even journalists, travels to Mars in a large spacecraft: The BIG. Its mission: to build the first permanent human colony on Mars (of course).
You will advance on the H-O2 to get everything ready and built on Mars by the time The BIG arrives. As there is no budget, you will need to use pieces from a previous failed mission (the H-O1) as well as the different resources on the surface of the planet.
But Mars is not a good place to live. Dust, dust and more blinding dust, uncontrolled eddies, landslides, extreme cold. You must take care of yourself and monitor your oxygen levels, your food reserves, and your state of mind.
The future colony on Mars depends on you.
The science - The Upwardians
The BIG is a scientific mission too. The Upwardians are the scientists of the crew and they need you to take data from Mars in orden to keep investigating the different open questions about the red planet. You will have to collect samples from the Martian surface, subsurface, atmosphere, dust, ice, etc. All these data will help the Upwardians to try to solve the different pieces of the Martian puzzle: Why the atmosphere is escaping? Which is the source of Methane? How the global dust storms are formed? Do exist liquid water under the surface? Is it possible the life on Mars?
Collect all samples you can and create the most complete Martekipedia ever!
Astronaut Milio Gar
Due to an error in the selection process, the astronaut Milio Gar was chosen for this mission. His null sense of orientation, his dizziness and his allergy to dust make him the least suitable man for this trip. Anyway, it's the only one we have...sorry about that.
Astronaut Ana Tamayen
Russian astronaut Ana Tamayen is characterized by her discipline, leadership, efficiency and love of cream cakes and The Beattles music. After many years of training and several missions at the earth moon, she faces her great challenge: to explore Mars.
|AI Schiaparelli 9000
Schiaparelli is the onboard Artificial Intelligent and your personal assistant in this mission. She will lead the trip to Mars, will help you to complet your missions, rescue you when you are in troubles but do not expect she makes you a tea in the mornings, she is a little boor (it is something characteristic of the 9000 models).
|Rover A23 - "The Perci"
Perci is your helper on the Mars surface. It isn't so cute? But, before you can use it you will have to build it using the ExoMars 2018 pieces. Thanks to Perci you will be able to collect minerals from the Martian surface.
|Astronaut John "The Hermit" Carter
He is the pilot from H-01 spaceship. He is the first man on the Martian surface. He is a survival but sorry, he is absolutely crazy.
He knows a lot of secrets about Mars and he can help you a lot but you will have to answer his questions about Mars, and we fear they won't be easy. You will have to consult the Martekipedia.
Some crazy and "outsider" scientists are convinced that exists life on Mars, that is full of life!
They think that many of the Martian characterics (Methane, dust, geological structures, etc.) are produced by the action of these life forms. Of course, this is the most estupid and craziest idea ever... or not.
These apply only to PC:
- windows XP or higher
- x86(_64) processor with 1.4+ GHz
- 1.5 GB RAM
- a recent Nvidia or AMD video card - Notebooks and integrated Intel graphics chipsets may work but are not officially supported
- 2 GB HDD space for the ShiVa Installation
- 900p or higher resolution display
- 3-button mouse and keyboard with a numeric keypad