Our video game, SOLARIUM, is about plants – in space. You’re in a distant future in a distant galaxy. A race of aliens has cooperated with earthlings to explore the galaxies and to document all forms of life for preservation, just in case their home worlds are destroyed. It’s called the Solarium Initiative. The DNA is taken to an intergalactic botanical study centre where each environment is painstakingly reconstructed. You are a botanist-in-training from earth, and you must visit the earth environments to learn about their plants before setting out on an actual expedition. Answer skill-testing questions, earn points, overcome challenges, and then build your own custom garden of beautiful and strange plants!
This game is free and comes without ads, in-game purchases, additional software or anything else – just a packet of fun!
Rock, Paper, Shotgun says: “I love it” – Complete review here.
And just so you know, Solarium was selected as a finalist in the iGAMER 2016 game competition. iGAMER is an organization in Paris which promotes science, education, and research through games.
Ok, here’s how to get Solarium:
Download and install (80 MB):
Don’t want to install? No problem. Just download, unzip, and click on Solarium.exe to start playing! (You can also make a desktop shortcut if you’re so inclined.) Easy peasy! (95 MB)
For Mac OS X (10.6 or higher):
Download, unzip, and you’re good to go (105 MB)
Note: if you get a message that your package can’t be opened because it’s not from the Mac App Store, just right click on the unzipped package file and choose ‘open’
Or if you prefer, get it on Itch:
Solarium is also listed here on the Science Game Center site, where you’ll find all sorts of amazing math and science games!
Questions? Comments? email: assortedsunflecks (at) gmail.com