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Deep Time Walk Review
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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Deep Time Walk is a game where you go for a walk as you listen to a history of the Earth that's tied to each step. The game calculates your speed and distance to match your real-world progress and translates it to a journey across 4.6bn years of time, taking in every key evolutionary event as they occur.

This means that each meter of the 4.6km walk is the equivalent of 1 million years of history. "As we walk we realise in our bodies, how ancient, how marvelous this animate earth of our is."

You just walk, and listen to the extraordinary story of Earth history, based on the latest scientific evidence about how our planet evolved over the vast expanse of geological time.

At the start, you learn about the accretion of the Earth from a disc of rocky debris and how our moon formed, you meet volcanoes and encounter the immense meteorites of the Late Heavy Bombardment. Later, you hear about key events such as the first appearance of oxygen-producing photosynthesis, The Great Oxidation, the evolution of the first nucleated cells, and the appearance of multicellular life. A time-contextual glossary is available to look up key concepts.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 09/12/2016

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Open World and Physically Active

Developer: Deep Time Walk (@DeepTimeWalk)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 3 hours to complete. Time to complete depends on how fast you walk and how much time you take to stop and listen at different points.
 
Players: This is a single player game. Each person needs their own smartphone, tablet or iPod touch, although devices that let you share the audio can enable more people to join. The game creators also promote gatherings of people to do the walk in groups (when it is safe to do so).

CostsCosts

Deep Time Walk

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
 
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can purchase physical Deep Time Cards (£24.99) and a printed Deep Time Line (£0.95) to extend the experience.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Deep Time Walk Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DeepTimeWalk) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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