Per Aspera is an interesting strategy game from Raw Fury and Tlön Industries. This is a “planet simulation” strategy game where you’re preparing Mars for colonization by humans — and it’s a little different than the kind of games like this that we’ve seen so far.
In the near-ish future, we’ve managed to copy the human mind into that of a robot. AMI is a robotic vehicle that is being sent to Mars in order to prepare the planet for humanity’s arrival. You won’t be constructing a tiny colony in some crater named after an astronomer; instead, you will be building a network of structures that spans the entire planet. Mine resources, set up transportation, and slowly work your way towards making Mars the kind of place that anyone would love to live.
This isn’t the first time that such a mission has been attempted, though. According to a press release that dropped after the game’s reveal, multiple other expeditions had been attempted prior to your landing on the red planet. You’ll be able to explore these sites and uncover the mystery that befell these doomed expeditions.
While you’ll technically be alone on the planet, you won’t necessarily be incommunicado. A crew in Houston will help guide you to success, whether you’re playing in the game’s sandbox mode or diving deep into the world of Per Aspera by playing the campaign.
What do you think of Per Aspera? Does the idea of the game seem interesting to you or are you a bit tired of games set on Mars? Let us know in the comments below! If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2019 Coverage Hub.