Earth is cool and all, but ever since Dr. Robert Zubrin penned The Case for Mars back in 1996, big science thinkers have been thinking about how to get out to the Red Planet and live there in growing numbers. The practicality of humanity doing so is still a farfetched idea, no matter what Elon Musk tells you. But if you want to get as close as possible to the hypothetical experience of turning Mars into the next great frontier of human exploration, you should take Haemimont Games' Surviving Mars for a whirl.
Through the wonders of terraforming technology, you can develop a thriving ecosystem of industry and greenery on the surface of the fourth planet from the Sun, domed under super glass and safe from the harsh realities of Mars' atmosphere. Drones will be at your command as you research the surrounding soil and caverns and mountains, and use your newly discovered resources to develop wondrous new tech. While thriving and surviving, you'll also uncover some pretty eye opening secrets that I'm sure are 100 percent not dangerous at all. Nope, everything is safe and quiet up on Mars.
Don't believe me? Check out the trailer:
Surviving Mars is available for Steam PC, Mac, PS4, and Xbox One. If your wondering what it takes to set out to the stars and grab your piece of the big red pie, come to our Surviving Mars Wiki!
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