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App description: Brunels ss Great Britain, the Science Museum and Aardman Animations have joined forces to make this intriguing ship building puzzle game.

Let Isambard Kingdom Brunel himself be your guide as you construct a ship to face the same challenges which the great engineer faced when designing the ss Great Britain. Your ship should be strong enough to cut through rough seas, carry as much cargo as possible, go the furthest distance and destroy opponents in tug-o-war battles.

Chose your ships hull material (wood or iron), engine, fuel and propulsion mechanism to overcome the challenges posed by Brunel. The better you do, the more investor confidence, and so cash, youll earn; giving you more funds to design bigger and more complex ships!

Become a great problem solver, just like Brunel, and take inspirations from his determination, resilience to persevere and his ability to learn from his mistakes.

Eight ship building challenges posed by your guide, Brunel
Discover the capabilities of iron versus wood in the construction of your ships hull
Explore the difference between paddles and the screw propeller
Earn investor confidence to get more money for bigger and more complex ships
Learn about the design and construction of the ss Great Britain
Find out about the history of the ss Great Britain and the challenges she overcame in her working life
Can you build a ship to rival the ss Great Britain?

Visit Brunels ss Great Britain to get special unlock codes for the game!

Plan your visit here:

Developed by Aardman Animations for Brunels ss Great Britain and the Science Museum as part of the Museums and Schools project; supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Find out more about the Museums and Schools project ssgreatbritain.org/brunel-institute
10-29-2013, 08:21 AM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 151
iDontGetIt, why is this thing free and unheard of?

From our dear friends at pocketgamer.co.uk:

"Full Steam Ahead was made by Aardman Animations, who you'll know for Wallace & Gromit, in collaboration with the SS Great Britain and the Science Museum.

"It was recently nominated for three TIGA Awards, in Best Game with a Purpose, Best Game Design, and Game of the Year categories.
10-29-2013, 09:36 AM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,171
Definitely looks like fun. Reminds me of some of the other physics based build an answer type games like Bad Piggies and Rigonauts.
10-29-2013, 10:09 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
I played through this last night, it's pretty short but for free it's worth a play if you like physics based games.
10-29-2013, 10:47 AM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: U.S.
Posts: 3,244
Woh! Where did this come from?? Now, this looks cool. Thanks for bumping it guys! Downloading now.