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The simulator for Windows PC allows players to control rovers and landers on the surface of Mars while performing scientific analysis. Players will receive missions that require them to document what they see, analyze rocks, soil and atmosphere, assess radiation hazards for future colonies and determine the chemical composition of areas on the planet to see whether life can be supported.
Speaking to Polygon, Take On Mars' project lead, Martin Melicharek said the development team tried to simulate everything as realistically as possible so that those who are interested in Mars can learn more about the red planet while also enjoying the simulation.
Space Program: Explore Mars from the perspective of a fictional space agency. Players unlock new technologies, vehicles and instruments to tackle the tasks ahead.
Scenarios: Land on the surface of Mars with a functional vehicle and complete individual missions centered around various scientific mission objectives
Editor: Create custom scenarios with missions of varying complexity.
A dynamic destruction system where vehicles can be destroyed by severing their cameras, robotic arms, and individual struts and wheels.
Realistic terrain with locations on the surface of Mars that are based on actual satellite data from places such as Victoria Crater.