Design and test your own all-terrain space rover! Race against rivals (including friends!) as you jump gaping canyons and cross treacherous boulder fields. Go as far as you can and try to be the top rover!

Rugged Rovers, from the Science Museum in London, UK, features:

- Now you can RACE AGAINST FRIENDS in your network!
- Easy rover drawing tools, including movable motor and resizable wheels
- Dramatic Mars-inspired spacescape to test your rovers to the max
- Jet hover and speed boost to help your rover overcome terrain obstacles
- Top tips about how to solve common rover challenges

Your rover will be up against weird and wonderful designs some by your friends and some by real-life Mars rover engineer Abbie Hutty. Can your designs beat the professionals at their own game?

Mars rover engineer Abbie says: ‘Create, test and develop your very own Mars rover designs with this cool game – see if you’ve got the design skills to be a future space engineer like me!’

Play Rugged Rovers anywhere on your mobile or come to the Science Museum’s cutting-edge exhibition Engineer Your Future to play against your friends on our BIG screen.

Find out more about becoming an engineer:

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Now you can RACE AGAINST FRIENDS in your network!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

stned ,

Great game but....

There are just a couple of things that would make it perfect.
1. Personal high scores would be great for single player mode.
2. Local matches. My friend also has this app and to be able to play against him would be great fun.
Otherwise this game is pretty great.

Sham XVII ,

Great game but....

... it’s a bit annoying that every time you close down the app, your high score disappears.
Also, my kids are a bit discouraged that if they do a great rover but it is not as good as their siblings, then their one disappears completely. It should have the option of storing a local high score and WiFi network high score which can be removed for school settings (so that it resets at the end of the day for example).

worth109 ,


Struggled to connect with friends in my house

App Privacy

The developer, Science Museum, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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