Occupy Mars: The Game Set for Early Access on May 10, Offering Realistic Space Survival

Experience the challenges of Mars colonization in the upcoming open-world sandbox survival game, Occupy Mars: The Game, launching in Early Access on May 10.
Occupy Mars The Game Player Carrying Vegetables
Image: Pyramid Games

Occupy Mars: The Game, a technical, open-world sandbox survival experience, is set to launch in Early Access on May 10 via Steam. Players will be immersed in the challenges of Mars colonization, including the management of essential supplies, base building and upgrading, and exploring the Red Planet’s varied terrain.

In order to survive, players must carefully manage resources like water, oxygen, food, and energy. They will have to be prepared for emergencies by stocking up on essential supplies. Building and upgrading a base will be crucial for smooth operations, as players must accommodate unpredictable weather conditions and ensure orderly command center functions, particularly when it comes to wiring.

Selecting the optimal location for a base will involve scouting out suitable terrain with minimal interference from harsh conditions. Access to underground ice resources and a relatively flat surface are critical factors to consider. The game’s realistic day and night cycle will allow players to experience the unique atmosphere of Mars, including blue sunsets and sunrises. Solar power will play a vital role in survival, requiring players to install enough solar panels and batteries to store auxiliary power for dark hours.

As time is of the essence, players must develop their skills to quickly address outages and malfunctions on Mars. To navigate the Red Planet, vehicles adapted to its surface will be necessary, with upgrades and modifications available for enhanced performance. The rover, in particular, will be indispensable for research work.

Occupy Mars The Game Player With Jetpack
Image: Pyramid Games

Occupy Mars: The Game draws inspiration from current technologies and companies striving to make humanity a multi-planet species. Players will engage in mining operations, water retrieval, oxygen generation, crop cultivation, and equipment repair using realistic electronic components and tools. Proper cable management, greenhouse construction, and oxygen tank and fuel generator installation will be part of the base-building process.

Players will explore Mars’ diverse regions in search of valuable resources, mining sites, and ideal locations for cities. The game’s open-world sandbox format, complete with a realistic day/night cycle, will challenge players to overcome the real-life obstacles faced by colonists. Building and upgrading solar arrays and batteries for energy storage will be essential to powering the colony.

In the game’s garage, players can upgrade vehicles and equipment, modify their rovers, and engage in various activities such as changing crane hydraulics, operating robotic arms, and building mining rigs. Adapting to Mars’ harsh conditions may not always be straightforward, but players will learn to cope with “Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly” and act quickly when faced with dwindling supplies of air, food, or energy.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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