Mars Odyssey-Steel Wool Game, Inc

Released Sep 2016 3.7★
Viveport Developer Award 2017: Explore Runner-up

Mars Odyssey is a single player VR experience. Land on the red planet. Walk the surface of Mars in your living room and interact with full-scale, realistic NASA Landers and Rovers. Learn about the Red Planet, its history, and its geography in this interactive experience. Play time: 20 min.
(also playable on Oculus Rift)

User Reviews

Dec 06, 2017
This Is A Very Good 3D Simulation / The Graphics Are Great And The Narration Excellent / By The Time I Got The Micro Rover To Its Spot The Storm Was Over and I Was Asked To Steer The Micro Rover Back This Did Not Turn To The Right Usually / After Asking Me To Touch highlighted Items For An Explanation The Narrator Wants Me To Leave in each Case Before I Am Finished / Also The Explanation Comes Up On A Screen , Would Have Been Better If The Narrator Voiced This / I Wait With Anticipation For What The Developer Brings To Our VR future : )

Nov 21, 2017
Very well done. Something I would have paid extra for at a museum. Good sound, visuals, and voice acting.
It wasn’t intuitive that you had to “click” the hologram above your hand with the other hand, but it didn’t take long to figure out. Hope that helps someone.
Best part: Ominous dust storm!

MD Tron
Jul 01, 2017
Amazing, very cool experience. My wife doesn’t like going to the museum or other ilk, but she loved this. Her and I both learned something and had alot of fun. The Holodeck was one of our favorite parts.

Oct 03, 2016
Nice interactive and education experience to learn more about the mars mission

Jun 27, 2019
Spectacularly good. My next holiday destination, I think.

Apr 06, 2017
Interesting experience, but a bit short and controls were not always very precise. Still, you can stand on mars.

Jan 13, 2019
Very short, but nonetheless nice experience. Fair for subcription. Oculus Rift controls felt a little odd and did not match the voiceover. Took me a while to get used to.

Apr 14, 2017
Naja… da hätte ich mir lieber ein anderes Spiel ausgesucht für diesen Monat im Abo.
Man wird durch eine Raumstation geführt und kann mit so gut wie nichts interagieren. Nur die Knöpfe zum Türen aufmachen. Wenn man dann auf dem Mars ist kann man 2 minispiele spielen und sich umgucken. Die Marslandschaft ist auch nicht beeindruckend dargestellt. Da finde ich den kostenlosen Titel Destinations von Valve besser.

Oct 10, 2016
La aplicación nos lleva a los lugares de aterrizaje (amartizaje) de distintas sondas espaciales, las cuales tienes que reparar de forma un tanto simplona, restando así protagonismo al propio planeta. Me quedé con las ganas de pasear por el monte Olimpo. Me pareció mucho mas interesante la introducción a modo de sala holográfica.

Jan 31, 2019
The slow movement with the black shutter effect gets a little tedious if I just want to move around. The graphics are average and the “game” or experience isn’t massively in depth. A good experience for children to learn but that’s about it I’m afraid.

Oct 01, 2016

OMG — crash after crash. The first time I launched it, my computer crashed to a blue screen. Once I rebooted, I crashed again when I pressed the button to open the viewer for Mars. The third time I crashed and rebooted, was when I pressed the button to enter the library room from the corridor. There is something seriously wrong with the code for this program. Perhaps if I purchased it through Steam I wouldn’t have this problem? I was on my Vive for hours today, and this is the only program that crashed my system. Very disappointing.

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