Players venture onto the red planet, attempting to colonize it for humanity. Build domed buildings, undertake static and random research, grow food, mine, and keep your colonists alive. In spite of their own problems and weaknesses, each colonist’s strength can be put to good use.
Until September 8th 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT) the game will be free to buy, and own permanently. As with all free Steam games, players will not be able to obtain Steam trading cards. The game’s digital deluxe edition is also currently 75% off, and the Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition bundle is 70% off.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below.
Colonize Mars and discover her secrets, with minimal casualties.
Welcome Home! The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars! All you need are supplies, oxygen, decades of training, experience with sandstorms, and a can-do attitude to discover the purpose of those weird black cubes that appeared out of nowhere. With a bit of sprucing up, this place is going to be awesome!
Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.
There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.
BUILD A SUSTAINABLE COLONY IN SPACE
Building on a planet not fit for human life challenges you to build a smart, functional colony. Bad planning isn’t about traffic jams, it’s about survival of your colonists. You really don’t want rolling blackouts in a city constructed in a place without oxygen.
INDIVIDUALLY SIMULATED COLONISTS
Each colonist is a unique individual with problems and strengths that influence the needs and behavior of the other colonists. Things can get really interesting if your chief scientists develops alcoholism after one too many long nights in the lab.
FUTURISTIC SPACE DOME CONSTRUCTION
Retro-futuristic super structures housing colonists, factories and commercial buildings with their own “neighborhood personality.” Create colonies that value science over everything else, while tired workers drink their pay away at a local bar, or attempt a utopia among the stars.
EXPLORATION OF MARS’ SECRETS
Inspired by the classic sci-fi of Asimov and Clarke, Surviving Mars holds many secrets. During each playthrough players may encounter one of Mars’ individually crafted mysteries. Uncovering these secrets might bring your colony great fortune, or terrible ruin. What is that sphere that manifested itself outside colony HUB B, and is it friendly?
RANDOM RESEARCH TREE
Combine static and random research through experimentation, which allows for a different experience for each journey through the game. Attain new scientific breakthroughs by exploring the uncharted terrain of Mars’s surface.
UNIQUE RETRO-FUTURISTIC AESTHETIC
A sleek, modern take on the bright futurism of the 1960s. A time of exploration and adventure.
EXPANSIVE MOD SUPPORT
Craft your own fantastic buildings, parks or even a mystery to share through Surviving Mars’s extensive and convenient modding tools. Share your finest creations with the community to build the perfect society.