Design and test your own all-terrain space rover! Race against rivals (including friends!) as you jump gaping canyons and cross treacherous boulder fields. Go as far as you can and try to be the top rover!

Rugged Rovers, from the Science Museum in London, UK, features:

- Now you can RACE AGAINST FRIENDS in your network!
- Easy rover drawing tools, including movable motor and resizable wheels
- Dramatic Mars-inspired spacescape to test your rovers to the max
- Jet hover and speed boost to help your rover overcome terrain obstacles
- Top tips about how to solve common rover challenges

Your rover will be up against weird and wonderful designs some by your friends and some by real-life Mars rover engineer Abbie Hutty. Can your designs beat the professionals at their own game?

Mars rover engineer Abbie says: ‘Create, test and develop your very own Mars rover designs with this cool game – see if you’ve got the design skills to be a future space engineer like me!’

Play Rugged Rovers anywhere on your mobile or come to the Science Museum’s cutting-edge exhibition Engineer Your Future to play against your friends on our BIG screen.

Find out more about becoming an engineer:

What's New

Version 1.1.1

Now you can RACE AGAINST FRIENDS in your network!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Brilliant and beautiful


This app has been designed beautifully and I love playing it.
I do however have a few suggestions to make it even better:
- Be able to choose your colour rover. Blue is great but being able to choose the colour would be fantastic, perhaps a colour wheel to choose shades also.
- Be able to choose the pattern inside the rover - lines are fab but being able to customise this even more would be great.
- Be able to connect to the science museum games - I understand about being on the network but perhaps you could look into a server for this so that during museum opening times you can connect to the game at the museum no matter where you are.
- create a server to play with others anytime.
-add more backgrounds when rover is moving.
I love this app, it's clear that a lot of effort has gone into the app ---and it doesn't go unnoticed. it works flawlessly and is absolutely perfect. My suggestions will just enhance the user experience. Well done on a brilliant app. Thanks.

Nearly perfect


Great fun, but needs a couple of tweaks: camera should track your rover, not the lead rover, you need to know where your rover failed and you can't do that if you can't see it. Also would be good to be able to zoom the drawing area when designing your rover. Otherwise, all good! Great value considering it's free - educational too!

Science Museum interactive joy


My son and I had great fun with this app at the London Science Museum. Design your own planetary/lunar space rover and see how far it can travel over the treacherous terrain. Your craft appears on a huge screen along with others designed by other visitors. Addictive, competitive, educational in terms of design concepts, and huge fun.


SCMG Enterprises Limited
168.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Science Museum


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