MindRover is a 3D strategy and programming game. This is a game genre that encompasses the depth of play found in strategy games with the concept of player control--you get to program the intelligence of robotic vehicles. You are a researcher on Europa, a moon of Jupiter. In your free time you reprogram "rovers" to race around the hallways, battle it out with mini lasers and rocket launchers, and find their way through mazes. Once you have chosen a challenge, equip your vehicle (hovercraft, wheeled, or treaded) with various sensors, movement components, and weapons. Then program the behavior of your vehicle in a graphical interface where you wire the components together and set their properties. Then let your rovers go in the arena and watch how they do.
||Free to try
||Windows 95/98/NT, OpenGL drivers