Surviving Mars, the sci-fi Martian colony builder developed by Haemimont Games and published by Paradox Interactive, has had its release date revealed via a news post on the game’s Steam community page.

In Surviving Mars, you’ll take command of a colony expedition to our next-door neighbor in the solar system. You’ll start off getting the basics of your colony set up using a mix of intrepid human workers and robotic drones. As you progress through the game, you’ll eventually be able to build gigantic city domes (in the classic retro-futurism style) to accommodate your growing population. Have a look at the recently-released “Mysteries On Mars” trailer that lets you get a feel for the game:

Mars can be unstable at times, but so can humans – each colonist in the game is meant to be an independent AI unit. The behavior of one colonist may affect the livelihoods of another. If a person in a critical role was particularly temperamental, it might affect anything from your ability to conduct research to the critical essentials of your colony’s infrastructure. (Judging by the trailer, this will likely be compounded by a somewhat staggering lack of brilliance on the part of the average human on the red planet.) Aside from managing the colony and the people within it, you may encounter a “mystery” that could bring fortune or ruin to your colony if you’re brave (or stupid!) enough to investigate.

Surviving Mars will be available for the PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 15, 2018. You can add the game to your Steam wishlist here. The latest game to be published by Paradox Interactive will retail for a suggested $39.99 or your regional equivalent on all platforms.

What do you think of Surviving Mars? Does the humorous element of the game add to the experience or detract from it? What do you hope to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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