DescriptionWhile 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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|Virtual robot construction kit is infinite amount of fun||Kasey Chang (3652)||unrated|
The Press Says
|Game industry News (GiN)||2000||100|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||May 20, 2000||100|
|PC Gamer||2000||89 out of 100||89|
|PC Zone||Aug 13, 2001||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer Games Magazine||Jan 28, 2000||80|
|Electric Games||Feb 15, 2001||80|
|PC Player (Germany)||Sep, 2000||58 out of 100||58|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Jan 28, 2000||50 out of 100||50|
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TriviaOriginally, 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.
Related Web Sites
- Mind Rover Battle Spot (Contests against peoples vehicles for prizes!)
- Mind Rover User Vehicles (Download vechiles created by people online!)
- New Europa Workshop (Resource and competition site!)