Earlier today, Auroch Digital announced a plan to combine rocket building, mission control, and space agency management in their new game, Mars Horizon.
After choosing between Russia, Europe, or The United States, players compete in a decade-spanning space race where they must build their own rockets, probes, and satellites, transmit important data to Earth HQ, while increasing and investing in your space capabilities.
During the player’s version of the space race, perhaps Europe work with Russia, sending satellites into orbit? Could it be that the US get this first satellite into space but that Russia achieves the first moon landing? Who will be best poised to venture to Mars because of learnings from earlier missions? Players will research new tech, expand their agency base, build rockets, send satellites into orbit, and launch a variety of missions throughout the Solar System. The game culminates in the first crewed mission to Mars, setting the stage for humanity to become a multiplanetary species.
During the game’s production, Auroch Digital are creating a series of podcasts detailing the game’s development. The first episode is available here.
Mars Horizon will be released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC in Q4 of this year. For more information, visit the official website.