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MindRover: The Europa Project

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Windows
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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.

Screenshots

MindRover: The Europa Project Windows 3D view of my vehicle
MindRover: The Europa Project Windows Component selection
MindRover: The Europa Project Windows Vehicle selection
MindRover: The Europa Project Windows SUCCESS!

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User Reviews

Virtual robot construction kit is infinite amount of fun Windows Kasey Chang (3654)

The Press Says

Daily Radar Windows 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows May 20, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Windows 2000 89 out of 100 89
Computer Games Magazine Windows Jan 28, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Games Windows Feb 15, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameGenie Windows 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
WomenGamers.com Windows Jul 02, 2001 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Player (Germany) Windows Sep, 2000 58 out of 100 58
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Jan 28, 2000 50 out of 100 50
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 01, 2003 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Mind Rover 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.

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