Deep Time Walk Review
Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
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.
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).
You can purchase physical Deep Time Cards (£24.99) and a printed Deep Time Line (£0.95) to extend the experience.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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