Over the course of the past year, we’ve been busy creating an interactive installation for the Science Museum’s Engineer Your Future exhibition which opens to the public on the 17th December 2014 and will run for the next three years. The result is Rugged Rovers, which asks players to design an exploratory space rover that can navigate the rocky and diverse terrain of another planet!
HRH Prince Charles launching the Engineer your future exhibit
Prototype to find the fun
We always prefer to prototype the core concept of our games to test how well an idea works before we start creating the full game. With Rugged Rovers, we created a “grey box” prototype - which simply means we’re focusing on the mechanic and interactions only, with no slick, polished art involved - which was tested both by our internal team and with real visitors at the Science Museum.