By Cogmation Robotics Inc.
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TEST IT - BLOW IT UP - REDESIGN IT
Robotics is all about problem analysis, design, engineering, testing, prototyping, breaking down, starting over, redesigning, retesting, etc, until you eventually have a robot that solves the problem.
Roboteer1 brings this process to a non-technical game level where the player is the Robotics Engineer, i.e Roboteer, who has to perform all the tasks of the Robotics Engineer, including:
- analyzing the challenge
- formulating a design,
- constructing the design,
- prototyping the robot,
- testing its operation,
- blowing it up and starting over,
- repeating this prototyping cycle until the design and operation can successfully complete the challenge.
WHAT PLAYERS THINK:
“Whoever designed this is evil”, High School student, on his 8th prototyping cycle.
“I did it, my robot won a medal”, 8 year old who completed his first challenge.
“I love blowing up my robot, its so cool”, 5 year old who is still learning
“ I could use this in class”, School teacher with unruly, bored students
”Oh, this has girly colors”, young teenage girl who likes robots.
“Roboteer is like the Minecraft of Robotics” , a confirmed gamer.
only 2 things matter in this game.
1. build your robot by dragging your components onto the “Power Cube” or other components.
2. Play button to operate your robot, and touch the screen to activate the virtual joystick. All other components have touch buttons.
What's New in Version 1.2
- 8 New challenges
- New playground area to test builds
- New components
- UI improvements
- Fixed some physics issues
First off : There are no in app purchases. Wow!
Second : The challenges are beatable yet still difficult.
Third: The concept of engineering and creativity are nicely blended with the laws of physics and gravity.
Fourth : The negative reviewers never gave this enough of a chance. No tutorial is needed b/c there is no tutorial for tinkering, experimentation, creativity, etc. etc. It's a challenge for your mind.
Fifth : Some glitches occur during construction when lots of pieces are assembled and once in a while a 3D wall gets in your way during movement.
Lastly : U want ur child to be an engineer, scientist, or physicist? Let them play this all day!
Been waiting for an app like this!
This is definitely not for everyone. There is no help given so you have to play to learn(I still don't know what some pieces do) but it's very innovative for an iPhone app. I am amazed that they can make an app that small that does what this does. I can't put it down!
I love this game! All of my friends love this game! But if you add a multiplayer mode in the playground where we can all build our own creation and roll around and shoot each other and just mess around I will absolutely love you forever. Haha please add this! Please oh please oh please!!! I love this app, but if you add this I will super love it. Like. Foreal. Super love.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 21, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 34.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cogmation Robotics Inc.
- © 2013 Cogmation Robotics Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.