GameClub Waking Mars (by Tiger Style) [TouchArcade Game of the Year 2012]

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  1. crex

    crex Doctor of Game of the Week-ology

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    Waking Mars is a nominee for TA Forum's Game of the Year!

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  2. Bryson

    Bryson Well-Known Member

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    #562 Bryson, Jan 10, 2013
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    Waking Mars is a game with an emphasis on exploration and puzzle solving as you discover new plants and new life and less on action. Superbrothers is a game that gets high praise from many sites and I found it rubbish. This game on the other hand is a masterpiece. GOTY contender.I have been playing it for a couple of days now and am close to the end. I highly recommend it.
     
  3. dEaFTOLiGhT

    dEaFTOLiGhT New Member

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    Great game! I just finished everything, but for some reason Game Center says 13 of 17 achievements (however I only see 15 achievements available). And the 2 that are incomplete are Reserach: Halid Zoa at 83% and Research: Hydron Zoa at 80%. What could I possibly be missing? I've obviously spent enough time around these lifeforms since I've gotten every room to BioMass 5! And all the research entries are checked in the game.

    My save says 108.5% complete with 16950 biomass.
    Core power is at 72.
     
  4. Matt33

    Matt33 Well-Known Member

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    If your in-game research is all checked off, then your wifi/game center probably disconnected when you completed those 2 research achievements and didn't sync properly. This happened to me with hazards.

    As for the 2 hidden achievements, there are actually 3 endings to the game, and 3 achievements. I'm guessing you've got the first one: Mars Awake. Keep exploring!
     
  5. Taylor Ash

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    #565 Taylor Ash, Mar 1, 2013
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    just bought for PC, game not saving

    After enjoying Waking Mars on my android phone, I bought it for my PC yesterday. Not one qame or setting has been saved, even when the game assures me they are.

    Is this a bug? could it be my PC somehow? What can I do?

    I love the game, but I don't want to start from the very beginning every single time!

    The game does not always save even on the room scale, as when Jiang goes back to the outpost just before it collapses I get the whole beginning dialog again. Although the screen does move to show the building I want and not the cave entrance.

    I'll play some more and while I wait for an answer. Thanks!

    eta: When I use the map to change rooms in order to hunt for zoa, the room I go to has lost the things I planted the first time through, and when I return to the room I left, it is also returned to the pre-visit emptiness.
    Argh!
     
  6. cabdog

    cabdog Well-Known Member

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    Update for newest ipad?

    I'm still blown away that they have not fixed the issue of this game NOT working on the latest device, newest iPad, and no mention of plans too?!?!

    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  7. Taylor Ash

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    #567 Taylor Ash, Mar 2, 2013
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    What is the name of the folder where the saves are kept? I see a note in the README saying for Windows 7 there's a new place called Steam, but there's no folder I can see with that name.

    Maybe if I add the folder it will work better?
     
  8. Taylor Ash

    Taylor Ash Member

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    1. continuing research indicates that resetting the size of the monitor in the game settings allows the Research to show properly. Smaller was the way to go for my odd-size monitor.
    2. Use the ESC key when the screen says "hit any key to continue."
    3. Change the permissions in the game. Read only does not work.
     
  9. mrbiggles

    mrbiggles Well-Known Member

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    Like retired
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    on sale for $1!
     
  10. Taylor Ash

    Taylor Ash Member

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    fun game

    I doubt I will ever again play a game so filled with discovery and the joy of exploration. Thanks!
     
  11. TheFrost

    TheFrost Well-Known Member

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    I thought the same until I found Out There, its has the same "feel" (but are completely different games)
     
  12. Pepelutin

    Pepelutin Well-Known Member

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    If it's the same "feel", i'm going to buy it. I was not sure about "out there", but if it can be compared with waking mars, such a unique and extraordinary game, now i'm sure.

    Thanks ;)
     
  13. Taylor Ash

    Taylor Ash Member

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    Ditto. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  14. zipppzy

    zipppzy Active Member

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    Does this work on 3GS?
     
  15. tarasis

    tarasis Well-Known Member

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    Very enjoyable game. I was torn between buying it for the iPad or getting it in GOG for PC/Mac. In the end I went for the GOG version (as it had the soundtrack). It's a shame there aren't any GameCenter achievements in it (unless there is in the Mac version and I missed it)

    I'm currently about 35% through it so far.
     
  16. scrotally

    scrotally Well-Known Member

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    I love this game as I knew I would but wish I would have bought it for PC. I hate the controls. If it were a point and click adventure they would be fine but for an action game at least give me the option of a virtual stick.
     
  17. Sapphire697

    Sapphire697 New Member

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    Blank, black screen :-(

    Hello

    I started playing Waking Mars for the first time today, on my iPad. Everything was going fine.

    I was in the caves, the
    outpost had collapsed
    and I was on my way through the caves again to reach
    Base Camp
    .

    Anyway, I reached a load point, and the next screen loaded completely blank. Absolutely black. My little spaceman still had his jet (although he wasn't going anywhere as such, just zooming around a blank screen). I could hit the information icon, and a basic menu came up, but none of the options would work when I tapped them.

    Is there a way to fix this glitch? Or do I have to delete the game altogether and reinstall it? I would hate to do that, and lose my progress, especially if I reached the same point in the game and the same thing happened!
     
  18. speedyph

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    Awesome game
     
  19. syntheticvoid

    syntheticvoid Well-Known Member

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    Way to revive a thread...
     
  20. Den Den

    Den Den Well-Known Member

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    Seems like this game finally went on sale, it was on my watch list.

    Is it still worth playing? Are there any issues with iOS 8 and Metal-enabled devices?
     

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