One of mankind’s dreams is to expand beyond Earth and begin colonizing other worlds. One of such worlds that many believe we’ll colonize first is Mars, and many shows and movies have demonstrated that. Now you’ll be able to do that your way via a new PS4 title called Surviving Mars. This strategy and colony management title was unveiled on the PlayStation Blog by its development team at Haemimont Games and Paradox, who were all too happy not only to reveal it but give you lots of details.
According to Jakob Munthe, who is the project manager behind Surviving Mars, the team didn’t just want to make a colony building game—they wanted one where you honestly had to think about what it would take to survive on the red planet. They wanted plausibility regarding the necessary to survive and even the science and technology you had access to. This was a key thing that pushed them through development.
Taking cues from both NASA and legendary writers, they set out and built a game that would be challenging and sci-fi-esque, but also rooted in what humanity can likely do in the future.
Though the team couldn’t go into major details, the crux of Surviving Mars is simple: you have to build and sustain a colony on Mars, far away from help. You must structure your colony wisely, make sure it can produce food and water for its inhabitants and protect the people from anything the red planet may throw at it.
The team can’t wait to show you more from the title and hope that when the game comes to PS4 that you’ll be interested in seeing if you can make it on Mars.