Space doesn't seem a very fun place to live. At least, not until someone else has gone out there and made things all cozy and human-habitable. Have a thought, then, for those brave first pioneers on the dusty plains of Mars, and the hardships they are surely set to meet.
We've already covered Surviving Mars a few times here - the upcoming science'y survival city-builder from Haemimont games, developers of the long-running Tropico series. Today, we get to take a slightly deeper dive, thanks to an extensive new developer diary, largely charting the resource-based woes awaiting those hard-working spacefolk.
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Heavily inspired by The Martian (not the movie, the Andy Weir treatise on Martian colonisation thinly disguised as speculative fiction), a recurring theme of Surviving Mars will be that everything you take for granted as a pillar of human existence and civilisation is going to be hard to come by on the surface of the red planet.