Help restore the world to an ecologically balanced state in this open-world puzzle and survival game – while learning some computational thinking along the way! The Pack is set in Algos, a future world where healthy ecosystems have faltered, water and food are scarce, and it’s up to you and your Pack to help fix the environment.
You find yourself waking up in a barren land where the only way to bring balanced life back is to replenish water sources and find varied seeds that are scattered all over the world! You can’t do it alone, and can’t stray too far from water, so you and a “Pack” of helpful creatures set out on an adventure across Algos.
Throughout the game, you must find food sources to attract your own Pack made of local Algos creatures with special skills that will help you in your new environment. These creatures have functions like digging, moving, holding, grabbing and bumping, skills that will help you collect seeds and bring water to dry areas. When your Pack has more than one type of creature, you can combine them in a sequence (also known as an algorithm) to perform complex tasks and overcome challenges. Learning and mastering how to use these algorithms is the key to finding all of the seeds and restoring harmony to Algos!
This project was supported by the JPB Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1543144. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
The Pack is a science and math-based game created by the New York Hall of Science. The game encourages problem-solving and computational thinking as well as enforces basic coding principles. Educational guidelines are available to download free from our website.

What’s New

Version 1.05

Added auto-save / restore.
Made hard mode harder.
Small bug fixes.
Stats fix.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Dgevry ,


As the title says I don't waste time reviews apps, I mean like last was something back myspace time,never as they will more than likely dropped 100 annoying updates in.

This app, though. I mean, really. WOOOW.

Rendering, complexity and calming shut your mind off logic while still occasionally having to say, ”wait a minute. What??

Finally took some time on my phone. For myself.

Looking forward to more if it.

Great work which ever country this came from :)

flobosco ,


I absolutely love this game! So cute and calming! Could benefit from an auto save feature and more levels though.

Stripend ,

Engaging, fun, eco-conscious game!

The Pack is not only a gripping puzzle, it also challenges players to consider the ecological impacts of agriculture and finite resources. All in all, a great game with an important message!


New York Hall of Science
422 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 New York Hall of Science


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