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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
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 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

Best five bucks ever spent

I just completed this game and finally got all three endings. There isn't a ton of walk through type material on the internet, so you are really on your own for how to get through it, but that just makes it that much better. It is not a difficult game, but you must think. Overall, I am putting this in my top ten most enjoyable play experiences of all time. What a wonderful, unique game. If they release a sequel I will buy it immediately. Can't describe how great this game is, just buy it and let it take you in. It's funny, beautiful, and for voice the voice acting is actually quite good. Just get it, you will not be disappointed. I'd say this is good for a more mature minded audience, ages 13 and up, just because it's almost like reading a good must be patient with it and thinks lot. Not action packed like most games these days. Great job tiger style games!

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.

The Hype is True!

I put off buying this app for far too long. Many times I buy into the rave reviews, only to be disappointed. This was not one of those times... Thankfully. I can't really say anything that hasn't been said, you truly have to experience this game yourself to understand how utterly captivating it is. I'm 56% through after quite some time spent playing it. I couldn't put it down, but FINALLY forced myself to stop playing because I want to experience this game more tomorrow. The price is worth it, truly, it's the type of game you actually want to take your time with just to explore and watch the different species interact with one another. Halfway through the game, and I'm still Seeing and learning new things!

Whew. Just DL it. If you have a curious mind, you'll enjoy this one ;)

Waking Mars
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 331 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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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.

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