MindRover: The Europa Project (Macintosh)

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Description

While doing research on one of Juipter's moons, Europa, the people in the station take small mining machines used for research and modify them to play a game called MindRover.

In essence, you take a chasis and build a machine. The machine you need to build will vary on the type of activity you're set out to do (racing, seek & destroy, etc). You place items on your chasis (radars, thrusters, rockets, etc) that you think you might need to help you win.

Next, you wire (or program) your machine with specific instructions on what do. So for example: If you come too close to a wall, you will want to steer away from it. So you will link your sensor to your thruster telling it to turn 45 degrees in the opposite direction if something enters the sensor range.

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Inside Mac Games (IMG) Dec 01, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Availability

At the time of December 2000, the game could only be purchased on the Internet for $35 USD (roughly $55 CND). Sometime later the game was purchasable at Electronic Boutique stores.

Expandability

MindRover is unique in that the game is expandable. If you think the existing way of drag-n-drop is too slow, you can actually write AI code directly in the built-in language called ICE. ICE can also be used to create new components which can then be used as programming blocks.

Title

Originally, the company did not know what to name the game, as they though "Rover" was too "plain". They actually held a contest where they picked the winning name.

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Scaryfun (12557) added MindRover: The Europa Project (Macintosh) on Sep 18, 2012
Other platforms contributed by nullnullnull (1471) and Cam Guest (127)