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Description

It is 2114, and you operate a colony on Mars. Explore this 3D simulation and test your knowledge of the Red Planet. Terraform the surface, and then do a virtual field trip beyond the colony. There are no ads or in-app purchases in this app. You get the entire app for one low price. This app runs on iPod 5, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 2 and later iPad models on iOS 7,8, and 9. The app does not run on iPod 4, iPhone 4 or earlier iPods or iPhones. Image for the Icon obtained from NASA/JPL. Students who used Mars Colony 2 saw an average increase in their score of 27%. See our website for more details. Student scores did vary. Mars Colony 2 is designed to work in Right or Left Landscape mode and uses autorotation. The app does not work in portrait mode. Please send all suggestions to improve our apps to wschmachtenberg@gmail.com.

What's New

Version 2.2

1) Fixed a bug in Mars colony 2 Version 2 for iPhone 6, 6+,6s, and 6s+. Users who have these devices are urged to update this app to version 2.2.
2) Improved the graphics and the landscape.
3) Added more colliders for added realism.
4) Fixed the animations on the colony doors.

Ratings and Reviews

BAR112 ,

Mars Colony 2: Excellent VR Learning Game!

Mars Colony has been recently updated. The graphics and animations are amazingly realistic--what an exciting way to learn about the planet Mars! First, explore the Space Station by walking in search of platforms at various "info stations" and answering multiple-choice questions about Mars. Then, make your way outside onto the planet's surface. Explore around the Station, view and learn about rocks and other interesting facts. I highly recommend Mars Colony 2 (for students of all ages) to expand your knowledge via a fun virtual reality game!

Bruce Barbour ,

Brilliant Piece of Work

After fifteen minutes of experiencing the virtual simulation, I have found a great deal of atmosphere that intrigues me. Specifically, I love the massive landscape that surrounds the base; yet, the focused area of course is sealed to minimize app size. In addition to that, some of the quizzes, especially the one about gas composition with the customizable sliders, are composed up of only general knowledge about the Red Planet, which shouldn't be too technical for anyone in particular. The detailed structure of the base itself was brilliant and allows a sense of exploration. Despite the magnificent simulation, there are some major bugs that must be addressed. One significant problem in the simulation is the glitching of the buildings. When I tried to walk back into the base, some of the buildings were not properly modeled, and as a result I could walk through them as if I were a ghost. That issue seems to be the most noticable. Another problem that I've found was the movement controls. The controls were a little difficult to use and sometimes posed a problem. One solution into mitigating this issue would be to add a thumbstick graphic interface. The other issues were only minor. As for suggestions, I would recommend adding a camera control in order to look around to strengthen the general feel of the atmosphere.

- Bruce Barbour

Igneous Rock Enthusiast ,

Pleased Gamer

GREAT GAME! The graphics are great and the app is great for test review or other classroom activities! Such a fun idea! A must purchase for any science lover!

Information

Seller
Educational Virtual Worlds, LLC.
Size
99.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Educational Virtual Worlds
Price
$0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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