Game release: “Surviving Mars” (PC)

Haemimont Games‘ city building simulation Surviving Mars keeps sci-fi strategy gaming alive.

After having published so many game and movie reviews as well as keeping up to date with other news, quite a few game releases have been skipped, and while it’s impossible to track every title on a daily news basis with this format, I’ll still try to cover the most interesting ones, starting with Surviving Mars. It’s a strategy title from the company who’s done all the Tropico games, and even if I have a few in my library I still haven’t come around playing them, which is strange, as I love the Caribbean setting, but maybe it’s just too much economics and numbers for me.

Anyway, the newest game is set on the red planet where one has to build a colony for people. But unlike Cities: Skylines, one has to take into account the atmosphere where the population lives, i.e. having a high oxygen level is just as important as cultivating food and mining minerals. Space domes as well as working power-lines and a good transportation system are necessary to keep the colonists alive and as happy worker bees. Each one has individual needs, which obviously comes with problems like alcoholism or other antisocial behavior. Having a good infrastructure and maintaining the status quo with enough income means that one can create colonies that value science over everything else or one ends up with a drunken civilization or a Utopian society. It wouldn’t be sci-fi without strange phenomena like sandstorms or other sightings, so there’s always something to do and see, especially since the graphics are simply amazing. Even for someone who doesn’t like business sims like me there should be something interesting in this game, and if it’s only for the visuals and setting.

The game is now available on PC and consoles in a standard edition, a Deluxe Edition which includes a digital art book, a wallpaper, and several in-game rewards, and the First Colony Edition which also has the Season Pass with two full expansions and two content packs that will inevitably follow the launch of the base game. While there’s no launch discount, GOG offers 10% off the current price if one also owns the RPG Tyranny from the same publisher, Paradox Interactive, which I already previewed. One has to buy it before March 31st, so if you’re interested you can still get it, or if you already bought both games, you can contact their support team for the reduced price.

Buy the standard version for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the Digital Deluxe Edition for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the digital First Colony Edition for PC on
GOG
Steam

Buy the digital standard version for PS4 on
the PSN store

Buy the digital Deluxe Edition for PS4 on
the PSN store

Buy the digital First Colony version for PS4 on
the PSN store

Buy the digital standard version for Xbox One on
the Xbox store

Buy the digital Deluxe Edition for Xbox One on
the Xbox store

Buy the digital First Colony version for Xbox One on
the Xbox store

Buy the retail version for PC on
Amazon Germany

Buy the retail version for PS4 on
Amazon Germany
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Buy the retail version for Xbox One on
Amazon Germany
Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Official website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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