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Surviving Mars from Paradox Interactive and originally Haemimont Games from 2018 is being revived and expanded under a different developer named Abstraction.

Paradox will be launching an In-Dome Buildings Pack, developed in partnership with long-time community modder Silva. In addition, a free Tourism Update is planned to launch on Monday, March 15. The Tourism Update that will be free for everyone adds in an RC Safari, adds buildings, and more with Paradox saying we can expect some of the most requested tourism features to be added in with rewards and consequences.

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Meanwhile the In-Dome Buildings Pack Includes:

  • Habitats for Humanity
    • Smart Apartments (Habitats, Large)
    • Seniors Residence (Habitats, Medium)
    • Large Nursery (Habitats, Large)
  • Dome Sweet Dome
    • Medical Post (Dome Services, Small)
    • Security Post (Dome Services, Small)
    • Hospital (Dome Services, Large)
    • TV Studio Workshop (Dome Services, Large)
    • School Spire (Dome Spires, Spire)
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"Since the launch of Surviving Mars: Green Planet, our players have been asking what’s next for Surviving Mars. The Tourism Update is just the beginning. The game is in good hands with Abstraction, they’re a team of veteran developers with years of experience making AAA titles and are passionate about Surviving Mars,” Magnus Lysell, Product Manager for Surviving Mars at Paradox Interactive, said. “We’re humbled by the overwhelming support for Surviving Mars. 5 million players is huge and we can’t wait to share what’s next with all of you soon!”

More exciting, is that they also confirmed a "fully-featured" expansion for Surviving Mars is in the works and will launch at some point in 2021.

If you don't own Surviving Mars, it's available for Linux from Humble Store, GOG, Paradox and Steam.

Paradox are also doing a new event called PDXCON Remixed between May 21-23 with a new Paradox Development Studio title to be revealed then.

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Nezchan 13 Mar
All I want is for them to rework the terraforming so you're not left grinding reseeding rockets over and over again, as if plants wouldn't spread on their own given O2, temp and water at the right levels.
mirv 13 Mar
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Quoting: NezchanAll I want is for them to rework the terraforming so you're not left grinding reseeding rockets over and over again, as if plants wouldn't spread on their own given O2, temp and water at the right levels.

If it were based on my garden, no they wouldn't.

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Jokes aside, actually without pollinators and wind or animals to distribute seeds, plants would not spread on their own regardless of other favourable conditions.


Last edited by mirv on 13 March 2021 at 8:17 pm UTC
NeoTheFox 13 Mar
Oh, yes please! This is one of my favorite building games of all time!
tuxintuxedo 13 Mar
That's truly good news. I have been hoping for it to continue being developed. My only wish is that they don't forget supporting Linux as well. I have seen some unanswered problems on their forums and I had a random exit in the game just an hour ago (autosave to the rescue).
TheRiddick 13 Mar
was free on egs the other day.
Quoting: mirv
Quoting: NezchanAll I want is for them to rework the terraforming so you're not left grinding reseeding rockets over and over again, as if plants wouldn't spread on their own given O2, temp and water at the right levels.

If it were based on my garden, no they wouldn't.

-- edit
Jokes aside, actually without pollinators and wind or animals to distribute seeds, plants would not spread on their own regardless of other favourable conditions.
Well, there would be wind, so I suppose things like grasses and ferns would spread but flowering plants mostly wouldn't . . . but presumably if you're gonna do terraforming and start some plants going, introducing some bees and whatnot should be a phase.
Quoting: mirv-- edit
Jokes aside, actually without pollinators and wind or animals to distribute seeds, plants would not spread on their own regardless of other favourable conditions.
Once you've increased the atmosphere to Earth-like pressures, there's gonna be wind. Though it's a good point about animal-based seed spreading…clearly the solution is to allow us to introduce animals to start spreading plants about the planet faster!

But seriously, I'm really glad to hear this. I picked the game up with all DLC when Green Planet was released, and it felt like a really good solid game with a lot of potential…which then never got additional content. Which, fine, nothing wrong with making a good game and releasing it as-is, but I'm so happy to hear there'll be new stuff coming.
Nugrud 14 Mar
Is it possible to get linux native version from Epic Games Store that was giving it away for free recently?
DaiKaiser93 14 Mar
Quoting: NugrudIs it possible to get linux native version from Epic Games Store that was giving it away for free recently?
EGS doesn't provide Linux versions of games in their store.
Tchey 14 Mar
It’s on sale -75% (so around 16€ the full package with all DLC) on a few stores :
https://isthereanydeal.com/game/survivingmarsfirstcolonyedition/info/
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