"One of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've had on this platform." "Outstanding and revolutionary."
– TouchArcade, 5/5
25 Best iPad games – Time.com
"The most interesting story I've seen in an iPhone game"
Life always finds a way. In this game, that way is you. Put on your spacesuit and strap on your jetpack as you embark on an unforgettable journey to restore the Martian ecosystem. Plant seeds and carefully nurture a wide array of alien life forms to create a healthy, vibrant atmosphere and open the way forward. You never know how different organisms will interact with each other, so be prepared for a few surprises.
Waking Mars is a critically-acclaimed adventure that received numerous awards and accolades, including TouchArcade's Game of the Year and Pocket Gamer's Gold Award. It features a compelling story delivered through high-quality voice acting, with multiple endings based on how successfully and efficiently you're able to able to bring life back to Mars. You'll have to carefully observe how each life form reacts to its environment and make proper use of your limited resources to fully awaken Mars and learn its secrets.
Explore a Barren World: The Martian underground is full of passages, caves, and mysterious formations. Use your jetpack to carefully navigate its winding paths.
Restore Life: Plant seeds and make use of the resources available to you to bring back dormant life forms.
Observe and React: Different life forms interact with each other and their environment in unexpected ways. Learn all about each of them in order to help the ecosystem flourish.
Solve the Mystery: Follow the story through high-quality art and voice acting. Peel back the layers of our enigmatic celestial neighbor and discover its secrets.
A Rich Soundscape: Immerse yourself in the adventure with an atmospheric soundtrack that will make you feel like you're really there.
Waking Mars is playable for free, with some sections and features available only to subscribers of GameClub Pro, an optional auto-renewing monthly subscription which also removes ads. Besides the GameClub Pro subscription, there are no other in-app purchases in this game.
If you choose to purchase the optional subscription:
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. No charge will be made for the free trial period.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior of the current period, at the cost indicated.
- You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your App Store account settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
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Explore the red planet with the help of A.R.T, your (slightly wonky) computer sidekick, and unravel the mysteries of an ancient martian cave system. Your astrobiological research will be essential to surviving this hostile environment, so use it wisely as you cultivate an alien ecosystem of Zoa — or just float around in an awesome jetpack, that’s fun too!
Wow! Amazing Story unfolding!
I don't often give reviews but I've never played anything quite like this game. You actually feel like you are exploring a new environment. There are a few coordination/speed steps, but it is largely trying things and seeing what happens. I've died 3 times, but it doesn't spoil the game. Great not to have in app purchases. I was sucked in 2 hours ago and just came up for air. I will re rate the game if it does not continue living up to 5 stars, but so far it's great.
Great addictive game
This game is for the thoughtful, thorough person and is not for fast action shooter-type. But also it can be played at the Causal-level where if you die you get returned at where you were, before you got stupid, and with all your supplies. Having died many times I really appreciated this feature. And Hint, hint - try the other jet packs if you get that far......
The reasons I didn’t give 5 star are 1. How to save your game is not readily apparent. 2. The fact that there are several possible endings is not obvious either. 3. And finally, there is no provision for changing the gender of the protagonist. But this one game I will keep on my iPad and maybe try my luck at a higher levels.
I can say if you make the right choices the ending is great!!!!!!!
- GameClub Inc.
- 369.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2012 Tiger Style
- In-App Purchases
- GameClub Monthly Subscription $4.99
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