Earth to Mars

Augmented Reality Game (2016)


My Roles

Project Management, Game Design


Earth to Mars: A Journey Through the Plant Hall is an AR (Augmented Reality) app developed by a team of high school students for the Field Museum's Plant Hall. Visitors play as botanists in a future in which overpopulation has forced Earthlings to terraform mars. Utilizing transmitter beacons, visitors are guided from exhibit to exhibit in order to learn which plants are most well-suited for inclusion on the soon-to-depart rocket.

The app, available on iPhones and Android devices, was designed to increase traffic to the Plant Hall and teach visitors about the importance and diversity of plants. Earth to Mars includes location-based scavenger hunt challenges, a choice-driven narrative, and audio recordings of all text.

Read about the Field Museum's projects here.