Next year, we’ll all be Surviving Mars

Published On May 12, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

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One thing you can definitely say about living on Earth lately is that may of us want to get the hell off…if only to leave certain governments aspects behind. Doing so in reality is currently out of the question, but Paradox Interactive will be making it virtually possible for Mac gamers with the release of Surviving Mars in 2018.

Be prepared, though, because it’s not going to be easy.

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A management strategy game developed by Haemimont Games (the company that brought us several entries in the Tropico series) Surviving Mars will challenge players to plan and build a functioning colony on the historically sci-fi rich red planet, balancing inhabitants’ basic survival needs with sanity and quality of life, all while dealing with a very hostile environment. You can get a glimpse of what awaits in the game’s debut trailer, which—as the press release states—”… is remarkably not set to the tune of Life on Mars.”


This, of course, is by no means the first interstellar colonization sim we’ve seen on the Mac, but considering it’s coming from Paradox Interactive, the company that brought us Cities Skylines, it could very well be one of the best to date.

In Surviving Mars, players will lead a colonization effort on the surface of Mars, from the very first rovers and supply drops to the construction of suitable habitats for brave settlers from Earth. Every colonist will be vital to the mission as the colony struggles to gain a foothold where the environment is hostile and resources are scarce. With each success, however, players will gain the ability to expand further, and even establish a thriving society – and lead a new generation that has never known the Earth.

Would be settlers can take the first towards colonization by signing up now for upcoming news and community activities around Surviving Mars. Hopefully one of you is a graphic designer who can update the effort’s logo before Family Dollar gets upset.

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.