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Terraformers: First Steps on Mars is the free prologue for the upcoming colony sim from Asteroid Lab and Goblinz Publishing. Available now to try out.

Terraformers is a strategy game with roguelite elements in which you terraform Mars. Explore the planet's wonders, exploit its resources and expand by settling new cities. Start the terraforming process: warming the planet, creating oceans and spreading life. This free prologue offers up an exclusive challenge to lead humanity's first attempt at settling the Red Planet.

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Game Features:

  • Explore the Red Planet
  • Send your leaders to mysterious locations and be the first to discover rich resource depots, giant crystal caves and stunning natural wonders.
  • Develop your cities
  • Found new cities on craters and in lava Tubes. Make them thrive and meet your population's rising demands.
  • Manage your resources
  • Mine the rare metals of Mars, manufacture them into advanced goods and set up an effective transport system between your ever-growing cities.
  • Terraform with ambitious projects
  • Restart a volcano, construct giant space mirrors or crash ice asteroids to geo-engineer the entire planet.
  • Become a gardener of life
  • From spreading adaptive bacteria, to planting full-grown forests with bears. Each life form has specific requirements and provides strategic benefits.

Try it out on Steam (GOG is not live yet). You can also follow the full game on GOG and Steam - no release date given yet.

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I tried the demo from earlier this year and quite enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to playing this as soon as my computer arrives from moving overseas. The demo only went 30 turns so you couldn't really get into the terraforming much (you could build terraforming buildings, but they wouldn't do much in that length of time), and I'm interested to see how that layers on top of what's there already.
Cyril 29 Oct
The game and the demo will be available on GOG too.
Anza 30 Oct
I was bit unlucky that I tried the earlier demo when it was broken. Thankfully the prologue worked and actually even the old demo works now.

It's practically nice Terraforming Mars inspired game. It even plays in a way that would work nicely as a board game.

Wishlisted.
I'm kind of surprised they didn't go for the pun. Y'know, call it "TerraforMars"
Anza 31 Oct
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI'm kind of surprised they didn't go for the pun. Y'know, call it "TerraforMars"

They could have called it Terraformers: Age of Extinction just to confuse people...
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