Apple's 2012 iPad Game of the Year Runner-Up!

Bring A Sleeping Planet Back To Life
Epic adventure, action gameplay, and unlimited discovery

"One of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've had on this platform." "Outstanding and revolutionary."
- TouchArcade, 5/5

25 Best iPad games -

“The most interesting story I've seen in an iPhone game”
- Joystiq

"Superb controls; unique gameplay"
- Slide To Play, 4/4 "Must have"

"Thousands of video games ask you to take life, but very few ask you to create it."
- Paste Magazine, 9.1/10

Nominated - Best Mobile Game and Excellence in Audio, 2012 IGF


In 2097, life is discovered on Mars. When your mission of first contact becomes trapped by a cave-in, you must master the alien ecosystem to survive. With time running out, you will make a decision that determines the fate of a lost planet.


- Explore an open-ended network of exotic caverns.
- Decode mysterious signals and discover long lost ruins.
- Survive an unearthly world of strange creatures and hazardous terrain.


- Grow a vibrant, interconnected ecosystem of exotic plants and alien creatures.
- Learn the diet, habits, and vulnerabilities of each new lifeform you encounter.
- Cultivate one species to feed another, eliminate unwanted infestations, and research unique behaviors.


- Intuitive touch screen controls
- Nearly two hours of critically acclaimed original music.
- Game Center Achievements and Leaderboards.
- Tweet Research Progress to your friends back on Earth!
- UNIVERSAL APP - play on your iPad, iPhone 3GS or higher, or iPod Touch 3rd Generation or higher.


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Tiger Style is the award-winning studio behind Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor. We are a fully independent collective of designers, artists, and musicians dedicated to bringing original, high quality games to iOS.

What's New

Version 2.2.1

Fixed crash when exiting At The Gates.

Ratings and Reviews

Editors' Choice

Explore the red planet with the help of A.R.T, your (slightly wonky) computer sidekick, and unravel the mysteries of an ancient martian cave system. Your astrobiological research will be essential to surviving this hostile environment, so use it wisely as you cultivate an alien ecosystem of Zoa — or just float around in an awesome jetpack, that’s fun too!

Tiger Style have done it again!

Spider Crawler

I had high expectations for Waking Mars, which is the second game from these award-winning developers - and it didn't disappoint. It has a great story, it looks and sounds fantastic, the controls and game mechanics are innovative, and the overall experience is immersive and really quite addictive.

Conventional wisdom dictates that a game which is so focused on its plot should have limited replay value. But the storyline of Waking Mars is not rigid: it changes slightly if you choose a different route through the caves, which allows the player to experiment with different sequences of events. I have also found that aiming for the highest possible biomass score is surprisingly good fun.

I always turn off the character voices because I find them distracting, and the links to Twitter are a needless installation - but otherwise, I can find no faults with Waking Mars. I hope to see more great titles from Tiger Style Games.

Love It!


Well done Tiger Style I think you've done a great job with this game. The controls are amazing and fit very well on the iPad. The gameplay is great, I really like the idea about reproducing life instead of destroying it. And all the different types of plants/creatures that are available. The research system is great and is a good thing to go back to if you're stuck. At the moment I am up to the part where you have to block a passage so that all the cold wind comes in, but I'm not sure exactly how to block it, but I'll get there :D. I hope to see more games from you in the future. Good luck :P.

Oh, and I have you're other game Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor, that was great as well but this is defiantly a step up!


Tiger Style Games
337.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 Tiger Style


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