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Colonise the red planet in Surviving Mars, the new strategy management game from the makers of Tropico.

Paradox Interactive have announced that Haemimont Games – best known for their work on Victor Vran, and the Tropico series – are developing a strategy city-building simulation set on Mars.

Surviving Mars put players in charge of a colonisation effort that will involve everything from managing supply drops and rover deployments, to constructing space domes and ensuring that each colonist leads a happy and productive life, or not.

The game is inspired by the classic sci-fi works of Asimov and Clarke, and features a modern take on the optimistic futurism of the late 1960s. The charming announcement trailer gives a taste of what’s in store.

Gabriel Dobrev, CEO of Haemimont Games, said in a press statement:

“We feel that strategy and management games are at their best when they let the player experience the unique story being told by their decisions, and Surviving Mars is going to have that in a big way. Your colonists aren’t just working to improve production, they’re struggling to survive, and their conflicts and concerns are intense. Surviving Mars lets you understand what your colonists are dealing with on an individual level, and coming up with creative plans for those needs will be a new challenge for our fans.”

Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, added:

“Expanding our management-strategy catalog has been something we’ve wanted to do for some time. Finding a developer who shares our core design tenets is always gratifying, but with Haemimont and Surviving Mars we’re going to be giving our players a new experience that’s uniquely their own, and I’m looking forward to hearing the tales of triumph and catastrophe from our community.”

Surviving Mars will be released on Xbox One, Playstation 4, Windows, Mac, and Linux in 2018. The game will feature extensive mod support for players to craft their own building and parks that can be shared online.

If you like what you see, you can register your interest on the game’s official website, and get a head-start with some useful in-game items.

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