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Martian city builder 'Surviving Mars' release date announced with a new trailer

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Haemimont Games have announced that the martian city builder 'Surviving Mars' [Official Site, Steam] will officially launch on March 15th.

They also put up this slick new trailer to celebrate:

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I have to say, my hype level for this one is rather high. I love city builders, but I often find they don't give you enough of a challenge. Not only that, but as a huge space nerd the idea of building a settlement on Mars and dealing with the various issues of doing so sounds exciting!

About the game:

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.

Haemimont Games (Tropico, Victor Vran) and Paradox (Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings) have been good to Linux and it's pleasing to see both of them continue to put new games on Linux.

They confirmed to me today, that Linux will see a release at the same time as Windows, so that's even better news. Will you be grabbing a copy?

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pcavalcanti 1 February 2018 at 2:45 pm UTC
I'm very tempted to!!
SadL 1 February 2018 at 2:56 pm UTC
I will be keeping an eye on this. Hopefully it will be challenging enough..

QuoteI love city builders, but I often find they don't give you enough of a challenge.
..I agree with this 100%
mortigar 1 February 2018 at 2:56 pm UTC
Def going to buy love sci-fi/steam punk games.
Been watching the dev game play videos as well seems there is a bit of variety depending on faction you choose and place where you land on mars etc.

Edit: Price will be a factor though, doesn't look like it should be lots of $$ if it is gonna wait a bit.

Last edited by mortigar at 1 February 2018 at 3:00 pm UTC
ajgp 1 February 2018 at 3:28 pm UTC
This looks very fun I like the cartoony and irreverant style to it. If its not too much I may pick it up on release.
Tiedemann 1 February 2018 at 3:53 pm UTC
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Oh, it's not EA. Cool
madchaotikan 1 February 2018 at 5:15 pm UTC
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I would preorder if they let me...
Pit 1 February 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC
Any info on whether they intend to release also DRM-free on GOG/Humble?
Some of the example games you mentioned are there, though some only for windows...
Dunc 1 February 2018 at 6:10 pm UTC
By sheer coincidence, I've just watched Scott Manley's video on this. Oh, that looks good.

My only reservation would be that Tropico 5 (also Haemimont) left me with the impression that adding a story to a city builder maybe isn't such a great idea as it sounds. Once I'd completed it, I never really felt the urge to play it again. That said, although there's a tech tree and obviously some storyline involving those black cube things, it doesn't seem to be as heavily plot-driven as T5, so maybe they've learned from it.

Looking forward to it, but I'll wait for reviews.
sn0rlax 1 February 2018 at 6:23 pm UTC
Dont even need to see the trailer. Will buy on day 1. City builders are the only games that get me to sit at my computer anymore. It's a city builder or a couch game.
UltraAltesBrot 1 February 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC
Stellaris: Apocalpyse is set for a February 22nd release date; Surviving Mars is coming out 15th march; Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will release on 4th April.. so many good games and so little time
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