MindRover: The Europa Projectv1.06a Description:
MindRover is a 3D strategy programming game, a brand new genre that encompasses the depth of play found in strategy games with a new concept in player control.
As a researcher on Europa, a moon of Jupiter, you get to program the intelligence of robotic vehicles. You spend your free time re-programming the 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 it go in the arena and watch how it does! You don't control them while they are in competition - but you can stop the competition and tweak your vehicle until you like its behavior. The competitions take place in a 3D world in and around the space station.