Future Release – In Development
NanoMech™ is set late in the 21st century and puts players in a high-tech base on the surface of Mars, where they step into the role of a rover pilot delivering supplies. The player finds that the factory’s master computer has rebelled against its software upgrade and has taken control of the facility. What begins as a routine cargo delivery mission becomes a race to save the human colonists and future of Mars exploration itself. Together with two robot companions, the player must learn about nanotechnology in order to upgrade their suit, solve problems, and save the day.
As the game progresses, the player is helped by a scientist hiding inside the factory that leaves clues and information that helps the player understand and use the nanomaterials in optimal ways. With a little creativity, the player is able to craft their own solutions to problems they encounter in the factory and can begin to fashion new devices to make their spacesuit stronger, faster, and more durable than ever before. Presented with puzzle challenges, the player must race against the clock to keep their robotic team members functioning while searching for more raw materials and the hidden scientist in order to get strong enough to confront the rogue computer directly.
NanoMech™ is a single player game set on Mars that has been designed to engage and teach middle school students about nanoscience and STEM concepts. Throughout the game, the player is given scaffolding in the form of dialogue from the friendly robots that let them know how they are doing and what they could be doing better. This feedback assists the player in understanding what nanotech is and how it can be used to make electronics, materials, and devices stronger and more powerful.
NanoMech™ will be available for both iOS devices and desktop computers.