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Green Planet Expansion Announced for Surviving Mars

Haemimont Games and Paradox Interactive have announced the next big expansion for their colony management sim, Surviving Mars.

The Green Planet expansion is focused on terraforming the Red Planet. The expansion will include seven new buildings to help you grow vegetation on Mars, as well as new disasters related to the unexpected consequences of terraforming. You can watch the announcement trailer above.

Green Planet is set to release sometime in Q2 of this year.

Here’s a rundown of the new DLC:


Make Mars habitable and build a second home for humanity in Surviving Mars: Green Planet.

Key Features:

  • Terraforming – Terraform Mars and make the hostile planet habitable for humanity. Each decision you make while managing your colony can affect the Terraforming Parameters, which include the Atmosphere, Temperature, Water, and Vegetation, and ideally brings them closer to habitable levels. Monitor your progress on a planetary scale with the Planetary Overview UI.
  • Green Mars – Seed the surface of Mars with various lichen, grass, shrubs, or trees and watch as they begin to turn the Red Planet green. Low maintenance plants like Lichen can improve the soil quality to help more complex plants grow while Trees produce high seed yields for your colony to harvest. Be sure to monitor your soil quality levels to keep your plants healthy and growing.
  • Special Projects – Take on seven challenging Special Projects like melting the polar caps, capturing ice asteroids, launching a space mirror, and more to begin shifting the Terraforming Parameters. Be careful, these projects will have a lasting impact on the planet and can trigger natural disasters!
  • 7 New Wonders of Mars – Construct seven new buildings that can help you terraform the planet or capitalize on the changes. Use the GHG factory to release greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, the Forestation Plant to boost vegetation production, the Water Pump to fill lake bed, and more.
  • Climate Calamities – Terraforming a planet can have unexpected consequences. If you release too many greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere you can trigger acid rain which reduces soil quality, or if an asteroid slams into the planet it will cause a Marsquake that can disrupt your colony’s production.

Surviving Mars is available on Windows PC, Mac, Linux (all via Steam and GOG), PS4, and Xbox One for $29.99.

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