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I rarely write reviews, but this game was so well-designed and enthralling that I felt that I had to do so. The graphics are stunningly beautiful and this game has consumed my attention since I downloaded it. It gives you the option to watch advertisements to gain currency, culture, and “Genesis Points,” which allow you to build faster, but offers the option in a very inobtrusive way, unlike so many games with obnoxious ads. I watch them occasionally to speed things along and support the developers. I also purchased Genesis Points because I love this game so much I felt obliged to pay something. At this rate, I’ll likely purchase the options to terraform other planets and moons as well. This is a game that is truly enjoyable without spending a cent or watching a single ad, though, and that can be won simply with some patience— which you’ll need anyway! I love the educational aspect and basis in science, and with just the most basic math and science abilities, you’ll enjoy this game as well. I’m looking forward to the next planets and moons already. I also loved the book recommendations in the information section! The developers clearly prioritized the quality of the game and educational aspect over making a quick profit. I hope others purchase the optional moons, planets, and GP so the team can keep working on this game and more like it. This is the best I’ve played on iOS to date.
I don’t even know where to begin with this app. It’s 100% as cool as it sounds. I saw it on Facebook and I never download them but it showed how well it was rated in the App Store so I knew it had to be something legit. Gave it a try and now I’m addicted to it. There isn’t really too much I would change to the game other than being able to see ground level and have more control over what happens to the population. As far as what the game is, terraforming a planet, they did an amazing job. I’m sure you can control more but on the basic difficulty level (I highly recommend to start with) you can control the temperature, oxygen, pressure, plant life, money, population size. Everything is highly sensitive. Finding a balance takes time. This is a game that won’t take up too much time at once. You might only play this game a couple times out the day but it’s necessary to check in on your planet every once in a while. Random events and scenarios happen to the population and the planet which I really love. From a meteoroid on track to hit you, to the population finding a great athlete to honor amongst them. It gives the game a story. You have to make a decision when those things happen immersing you into the game even more. And of course Every action has a reaction. The main task of this game is finding that balance. I’m so glad I found this game. The space nerd in me is ecstatic! I highly recommend!!!
I didn't want to like this game, because I've never really been into terraforming or sci-fi games. Terragenesis is an exception to that, and with good reason. This game offers the challenge of having to balance environmental, socio-political, and economic challenges in a way that really makes it come to life. The attention to detail does stand out, with how different levels of Temperature, Pressure, Oxygen, and other things will change the appearance of your planet. The best thing about this game is easily watching your planet change. Watching as the structures and cities you build and all the facilities can change a barren planet like Mars slowly change into a beautiful, thriving planet like Earth, or even watching as Earth slowly decays from a tropical paradise to another copy of Mars. Whats more is the developers aren't greedy with in-game purchases. The difficulty curves can be overcome without the help of Genesis Points (though it is not preferable,) the developers offer frequent ads that in turn boost credit revenue or give the player free Genesis points (Pretty rare for devs to hand out special currency like that) and the ads aren't very intrisive either. The game doesn't require an internet connection so it can be played on the go, the game will continue to change, so if you are playing a volatile world remember to pause when needed, and start on Mars, the easiest planet.
Yes, this app is as cool as it sounds, if not cooler. While apps across the App Store get simpler, and frankly, more boring, TerraGenesis will bring life back to your game list. Literally! This app truly has the depth of a computer game, and it runs great. It is very realistic and everything generates very slowly and visually so that you can truly see your planet, whether it be in our solar system, on the moons of the gas giants, dwarf planets, or many many other options (at least thirdy, each with its own intense description, plus randomly generated planets). It is visually appealing, and very high quality. This being said, the game may not be for everybody. You have to have SOME kind of interest in Geology or Astronomy to truly fall head over heels for this app. It’s still a great building and idle app if you don’t, but you may not be as fanatical about it as me. Also, as I said, it is mostly an idle app. You can have the moon’s atmosphere pressurizing in your pocket, but while on the app there isn’t a WHOLE lot to do other than manage everything for about 10-20 minutes a couple times a day. You will not be on this app all day, but the app will be on all day. Keep this in mind. Overall, if you’re thinking “this looks pretty cool”, GET IT. Seriously. It is NOT pay to play, it’s not cheap, it’s not buggy, it’s not boring, but it is sexy. Do it.
Great game! I just want to point out that the way people talk about the moon, they don’t say “the moon”, they just say “moon”. For example, when I enter the game I see: “Your colonists on Moon have earned 50,000c!” It would be better for them to say: “Your colonists on THE Moon have earned 50,000c!” Obviously it wouldn’t be like that, it would say: “the Moon” not “THE Moon”. Another way you could do it is to name it “Luna” instead of Moon. It looks nicer either way. One unrelated thing I suggest is to get a notification if your planet is starting to reach inhospitable levels of something. It wouldn’t notify if you are already inhospitable and are going towards hospitable, only if you are hospitable and going to inhospitable levels of something. And also notify if you are at a perfect level of something and should balance the loss and growth so you don’t go towards inhospitable levels. Another one (sorry I just keep getting new ideas), please make it so you can link two devices progress. I only play it on my iPad, but I want to play it on my phone too, but it's separate. If you could make it so we can link two devices progress that would be great. And when I say "link", I mean if you do something on one device, it automatically puts it on the other device, once they are connected to the internet.
Utilize real science from NASA to cultivate life on desolate planets. Think you have what it takes to bring a dead planet back to life? Can you settle the stars?
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!
- 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 civilization’s progress and your world’s current status with the Stats Summary Page
DISCOVER PLANETS & MOONS
- 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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