Paradox Interactive announces Surviving Mars
Paradox Interactive has today announced they will be publishing Surviving Mars, a new management strategy game developed by Haemimont Games, the company behind Victor Vran and several games in the Tropico series.
Surviving Mars, which will be available in 2018 for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will see players plan and build a functioning colony on Mars, balancing inhabitants’ basic survival needs with sanity and quality of life, all while dealing with the hostile environment of the red planet.
Paradox Interactive’s official press release offers the following description for Surviving Mars.
In Surviving Mars, players will lead a colonization effort on the surface of Mars, from the very first rovers and supply drops to the construction of suitable habitats for brave settlers from Earth. Every colonist will be vital to the mission as the colony struggles to gain a foothold where the environment is hostile and resources are scarce. With each success, however, players will gain the ability to expand further, and even establish a thriving society – and lead a new generation that has never known the Earth.
In the official press release Gabriel Dobrev, CEO of Haemimont Games also talked about how they wanted players to understand the complexities of colonising the red planet, “Your colonists aren’t just working to improve production, they’re struggling to survive, and their conflicts and concerns are intense. Surviving Mars lets you understand what your colonists are dealing with on an individual level, and coming up with creative plans for those needs will be a new challenge for our fans.”
Below is the Surviving Mars announcement trailer, which balances the scale of the task with humour. The trailer also has an interested tagline “Colonize Mars and discover her secrets, with minimal casualties.” In addition, if you haven’t noticed the spaceship in the trailer resembles SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which was revealed by the company’s CEO, Elon Musk last year. The resemblance it probably a nod to the fact that Elon Musk hopes that the ITS will one day bring colonists to Mars.