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Race To Mars

A multi-player exploration game to discover what it's like to complete scientific missions on Mars.


Client: Discovery Channel
Developer: Virtual Heroes
Platform: Unreal Engine 2.5
Release Date: September 2007

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Race To Mars: Mission Two is a first-person exploration game developed for Discovery Channel in which up to eight players engage in competitive game play to complete assignments using equipment proposed by NASA.

The game is one of several in a series of games and simulators created to accompany Discovery Channel’s namesake television mini-series that promoted manned missions to Mars – a popular topic in the late 2000’s.

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NSF Mars Demo

Client: National Science Foundation
Developer: Virtual Heroes
Platform: Unreal Engine 3
Release Date: February 2008

The Mars Demo was a proof of concept remake of Race To Mars in order to demonstrate what the game might look like in Unreal Engine 3. The demo was submitted to the National Science Foundation as part of a grant application for the development of a full game.

Robo Math

A 3-d virtual replica of the International Space Station to teach children math and get them excited about space travel.


Client: Canadian Space Agency
Developer: Virtual Heroes
Platform: Unreal Engine 2.5
Release Date: February 2009

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Robo Math is an educational game for children that has been developed in cooperation with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Project Whitecard. Players can assume the role of Canadian astronaut Julie Payette to explore the International Space Station (ISS) and solve trigonometric problems.

The game also features an interactive model of the Canadarm, the remote-controlled mechanical arm that is used to position astronauts and capture and repair satellites. It was used by Julie during the STS-127 mission.

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Moonbase Alpha

Client: NASA
Developer: Virtual Heroes
Platform: Unreal Engine 3
Release Date: July 2010

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Moonbase Alpha is an award-winning serious game that puts the player into the shoes of an astronaut on the moon. Multiple players need to collaborate in order to repair various equipment destroyed in a meteor strike. Although intended as a tech demo, the game acquired a some popularity, especially among younger players.

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