39 Days to Mars Tasks Players with Maintaining a Dying Vessel

 - Apr 30, 2018
References: itsanecdotal & indiegames
Space travel has always been a theme in video games but few manage to represent it in as an inventive way as 39 Days to Mars. Developed by It's Anecdotal, this indie game allows for couch co-op and tasks players with piloting and maintaining the HMS Fearful on a noble endeavor to the red planet. Throughout the journey, players will have to perform multiple tasks on the ship that range from fiddling with the ship's wiring to pouring a decent cup of tea.

Dealing with a failing ship may seem like the only focus of the game, but 39 Days to Mars also contains bits of the story told in the game's art style. Inspired by 18th-century nautical maps, the game takes on an interesting 2D art style that features illustrated artwork.