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An exquisitely mature and thought-provoking iOS adventure, Waking Mars is a love letter to late-1970s and early-1980s sci-fi films such as Silent Running, Solaris and Alien. Just as those movies contrasted the space opera of Star Trek and Star Wars with more believable, melancholic depictions of man's cosmological …


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  1. Richard Wharram

    iPhone or iPad exclusive?

    Did I miss the info?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: iPhone or iPad exclusive?

      It's available native to both.

      1. Richard Wharram

        Re: iPhone or iPad exclusive?


  2. Piloti


    So, not available in English then............ ?

  3. Captain Hogwash

    late-1970s and early-1980s sci-fi films

    Surely just 1970s? Silent Running and Solaris were both from 1972 and Alien is from 1979. I wish they still made 'em like that (well the first two anyway.)

  4. tony


    Reminds me of Exile.

    1. Ru

      Re: Exile,

      I was just thinking the same thing. this one sounds a bit easier though. There were rumours of an iOS version of the Amiga Exile, but that development effort seems to have petered out, sadly.

      Wikipedia informs me that Exile came out in 1988. Now I feel old.

    2. Nuclear_Wookiee
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      Re: Exile,

      Exactly what I thought when I read the review! Played it many moons ago on an Acorn Electron. Looks like it's also got some aspects of the utterly superb 'The Dig' (Lucasarts point 'n' clicker from the mid 90s). Now there's a game that should be ported to iOS/Android.

  5. Chris Miller

    Chinese on Mars

    They got that bit right, anyway.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Absolutely lovely game. Best on iOS since Osmos.

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