'Surviving Mars' is a strange and engrossing martian survival simulator. Developed by Haemimont -- a Bulgarian based studio best known for creating the Tropico series -- Surviving Mars tasks player with establishing and maintaining a colony on the red planet. The game is set to release in March of 2018 and will be available on Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
Gameplay in Surviving Mars takes influence from top down stratagy games as well as management simulation games. Mining resources, refining goods, building structures and connecting shipping routes, comprise most of the game as players attempt to ensure the survival of their colonists. However, these gameplay elements only show the tip of the iceberg as alien mysteries and political intrigue add to the games challenge. These elements build onto the story of the game and let the layer experience something unique and interactive. Personal decisions affect the story and challenges vary depending on colonists' attitudes.