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Race To Mars available now on Early Access

If you ever dreamed about making it to our nearest planetary neighbor, Intermarum is going to help make those dreams come true with Race to Mars, a #new PC, Mac, and Linux #game which is now available on Steam Early Access. The game is ready for players to get their first taste today for $19.99 USD.

Race To Mars is a #turnbased, space company simulation game where players become the head of the newly established company with the goal of establishing a colony on Mars. You begin as a startup – develop cutting edge aerospace technologies and use them to achieve orbit and fly beyond Earth vicinity, blazing the trail of a space pioneer and leaving the competition far behind on your way to victory.

While the game is still currently in development and the Early Access build is not the final version of the game, players who jump into Race to Mars now can expect the following features:

  • System of gaining Prestige points, which show how your company evolves and will enable it to develop further
  • Almost all features in Administration building: manage staff and buildings, use the bank (take loans or deposit money), view reports, answer first questions from journalists and build your reputation
  • Answer questions from the journalists and build your reputation
  • Build Satellite Program which unlocks development of crucial technologies at Research & Development
  • Access to the Market which allows players to buy items like a rocket which will launch your satellite to the orbit
  • Access to the first Full Space Mission
  • Random events which will affect your company’s evolvement

Race to Mars Trailer (Mac and Windows, no Linux)

Of course Intermarum is continuing to add new features which will be available when the full game is ready, including new research projects, new contracts, more market options (including selling services or asking for funding), achievements and more.

The game’s current look is far away from the final graphics quality – you have to note that it’s still in development and most of the assets and geometry are temporary placeholders.

Upcoming Features:

  • Constantly add new researches at R+D
  • The same goes for new contracts at NSaAO
  • More Programs to start
  • More options at NSaAO, like selling your own services or asking for funding
  • More questions for press conferences
  • More random events
  • Launch Facilities with the possibility to launch your own rockets
  • New GUI, redesigned after a series of tests
  • 3D models for remaining buildings
  • Achievements

Since Intermarum aims to deliver the best quality, they are developing Race to Mars in close cooperation with scientists from a Polish space industry company, Kosmonauta.net. An using Unity, the leading multi-platform game engine, thanks to this support Intermarum be able to deliver top quality content.

Check the Steam page for more details on Race to Mars for Mac and Windows, no Linux.

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