Colonize Mars


Colonize Mars is a multi-user touchscreen exhibit, in which users work together to develop a colony on Mars through several stages of objectives. Users can work together to get a high “score” by building their colony quickly as a team.

Colonize Mars Video


Educational Points

Colonize Mars has multiple objectives that are required for a colony to achieve self-reliance.

  • Natural resources can be harvested, such as: Ore, Soil, and Ice (water).
  • Most construction materials need to be produced on Mars from these natural resources.
  • Develop and maintain production chains to build increasingly complex materials.
  • Successful colonies can support additional colonists.
  • Colonists can be assigned as workers to automate tasks.

User Interaction

Users can touch the screen to:

  • Mine natural resources
  • Move resources to supply manufacturing facilities
  • Assign colonists to part of the production chain
  • Tap on structure and objectives to learn more about them

User Experience

Visitors are responsible for creating their very own colony on Mars, and supplying colonists with food, water, oxygen, and power.

  • Users are guided through a series of objectives to build a self-reliant colony.
  • The objectives gradually increase in complexity, as the production grows to support complex materials.
  • Once the colony can support human life, users can expand their number of colonists.
  • Upon building a “Communications Dish”, an end game timer starts. Users have a short time to produce as much “Science” from their colony as they can, and can be added to a high score screen.

Hold Time Data

To be determined

Software Pricing

$10,000

Small Facility Pricing applies 50% reduction

Volume pricing also applies

Pricing Sheet

Hardware Provided

  • Keylook License Dongle

Recommended Hardware

  • We strongly recommend the Ideum Multitouch table - it is simple to set up, extremely durable, virtually turn key and supports upto 80 touches.
  • For non Ideum Multitouch products, we highly recommend a 4k display that allows more than 20 touches.

Required Computer Specs

  • Core i5 Quad Core (or better).
  • Motherboard that supports CPU socket.
  • Power Supply: 600 Watt (or better).
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 1080 (or better).
  • RAM: 16 GB (or greater).
  • SSD: 120+ GB.
  • OS: Windows 10.