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Waking Mars

By Tiger Style

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Apple's 2012 iPad Game of the Year Runner-Up!
Bring A Sleeping Planet Back To Life
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Praise for Waking Mars:

"One of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've had on this platform."
- 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


Epic adventure, action gameplay, and unlimited discovery
From the makers of Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor
TouchArcade Game of the Year and IGF iPhone Game of the Year, 2009


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.



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 in Version 2.1

Thank you Waking Mars fans!!

- Waking Mars now supports Japanese!
- GameCenter achievement progress is updated every time the game starts.
- Player can no longer move when using sentient visualizer.
- Fixed Signal Chamber quest breakage.


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Customer Reviews

It was like potato chips. I just wanted to keep playing!

Disclaimers: I'm not looking for a lot of difficulty, or tight timing, or sequences that test my agility, when I'm playing a game. I find it especially frustrating when a game has some story, or some momentum, but I have to keep replaying a sequence.

So, when I started this game, I immediately put it into "Casual" mode, meaning that while I could probably get my character killed if I really did a terrible job, that was not going to be my primary focus.

With that said, I really enjoyed what this game delivered. I enjoyed its logic, and figuring out how to deal with the different types of life I encountered.

The game had a very pleasant story, and the two human characters were pretty likable as well – all of which really helped, as I kept coming back to this game, playing it for hours and hours.

It was like eating potato chips. I always wanted to find out what was behind that next "door," and to solve the next… well, I wouldn't say "puzzle," exactly but… interesting situations to figure out.

I would have liked an extra 20 or 30 seconds of…something, at the very end of the game/story. But that's a fairly small complaint for a game that provided me with so many hours of entertainment.

Most original Mars game, ever!

It's been great playing, I couldn't put it down for two days. The story just keeps going until you find out the truth and discover the reasoning behind every level. The music is so great, it has alien, space theme to it that just flows with the story. I only wish more time was spend on the characters, their pictures seem so distant from the graphics of the game. Little cheesy at times. The story would take a better shape if there was a brief introduction video of what happened and why you are on Mars. Same at the end, would be great to see short video of rescue mission coming and taking the character back to Earth. Overall this is my favorite game ever made for iOS. Enormous amount of work really shows. Thank you!

Great idea, but...

I love the idea of this game and the art style is great. The game comes to a stand still however because of the controls. If this game used a standard jump button and left/right arrows, it would be 5 stars. Every other game you have played before this doesn't stray from the "standard" controls. This game decides that you jump/walk or jet pack around wherever your finger is. First, your finger will get in the way of what you need to be navigating to or around. Secondly, moving on the ground with this same mechanic makes you accidentally jump up because there is no designated buttons that control left/right movement. You just push on the screen and you move there.
I wish a better control scheme was implemented. This is what happens when you decide to be an "early adapter" to a new release. I don't want a refund, just an update and then it's $5 well spent

Waking Mars
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Nov 20, 2013
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 308 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
  • Seller: Tiger Style Games
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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