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App description: Engage in space exploration and terraform new worlds in this fun and exciting planet building simulator rooted in real science. TerraGenesis dynamically animates entire planets with changing biospheres, all based on real data from NASA.

The universe is your playground in TerraGenesis! Colonize real planets in our solar system, planets created just for TerraGenesis and even alien worlds! When the world is in your hands, the possibilities are truly endless. Play TerraGenesis and start terraforming today!

TerraGenesis Features:

- Join one of four interstellar Factions, each lending different benefits for colonization
- Colonize entire worlds one step at a time, by creating pressurized habitats for your colonists so they can survive in hostile environments
- Terraform your planet to support human life by altering specific properties of each world, including air pressure, oxygen, sea levels and biomass
- Track your civilizations progress and your worlds current status with the Stats Summary Page

- Colonize real planets from our solar system, including Mars, Venus, Mercury and even Earth!
- Terraform orbital satellites, including The Moon as well as the Moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
- Build colonies on fictional planets, including Bacchus, Ragnarok, Pontus, Lethe and Boreas
- Terraform Dwarf Planets, including Ceres, Pluto, Charon, Makemake, Eris and Sedna
- Melt ice caps to create planet-wide oceans and seed the planet with life

- Build your own functioning ecosystem with interacting, custom organisms
- Start with 26 different phyla and add 64 unique genes to create all kinds of amazing organisms to inhabit your world
- Manage your lifeforms as they thrive in both terrestrial and aquatic biospheres
- Generate random worlds with complete surface and elevation maps, unique starting conditions and more

TerraGenesis is free to play and as an indie game it was important to us that all in-app purchases are entirely optional and not required for a full and complete experience.

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08-19-2016, 01:33 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 3,447
Downloaded because I like science and SF stuff, and terraforming a planet sounds even more interesting when it's "rooted in real science".
Stopped playing in the tutorial after a minute, because the font used is way too tiny (4pt or so).
Will write to the dev when I have time.
08-19-2016, 08:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 546
This has broad scope for a colony builder. As well as the usual planning for research and construction there are political and cultural considerations: Type of government, economy, eco-policy, and values. Additionally there are frequent unexpected events occuring in all these areas. Will be interesting to see how it develops over time. It's a mystery why such a small font was chosen.
08-19-2016, 09:11 AM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 433
Reading previous reviews, I was surprised that when I opened the app on my 6+ the font was readable for me - though I did recently get reading glasses, so that might be helping. ;-)
05-15-2017, 08:00 PM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 1
TerraGenesis (by Edgeworks Entertainment)

TerraGenesis is a building game, a little bit like SimCity. You land on a planet, let's say Mars, and you build a Hab for your colonists. You can mine for resources, and start building facilities to expand your colony. These facilities can have various effects on the planet like warming the surface, thickening the atmosphere, adding oxygen, increasing the sea level, etc. All of these changes are rendered on the globe using data from NASA, so as the sea level rises, you're seeing what it would actually look like as the water fills in canyons and craters, etc.

Eventually your planet becomes habitable for plant-life, and you can start building an ecosystem. Keep all the factors improving and eventually your colonists will be able to live on the surface freely, without building Habs.

Meanwhile your culture has been developing, and you gradually work toward independence. By the end of the game, you've got a fully colonized and terraformed Mars with beautiful blue oceans and green land and white fluffy clouds, with towns and cities glowing across the surface, and a fully developed culture with its own values, economy, and government.

It's a free download, and while there are in-app purchases, it's not at all pay-to-win. It's got all the major planets and moons from the real solar system, with real-world stats for each, and a bunch of fictional worlds too. Plus, they just added the TRAPPIST-1 planets!
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Last edited by Nerrolken; 05-15-2017 at 08:07 PM.