Surviving Mars Launches on March 15, Features Day One Mod Support

Surviving Mars Launches on March 15, Features Day One Mod Support

Mars attacks.

Surviving Mars, the new simulation strategy game from Paradox Interactive and Haerminont Games, will be launching on March 15 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Along with the release date, Paradox announced that mod support for the game will be available on day one.

Surviving Mars is in development from the same people that brought you the Tropico series of strategy games. But instead of building up your own banana republic, you'll be setting up a new colony on Mars. As a result of trying to build a city on the red planet, Surviving Mars will have its own unique set of challenges such as managing air supply and water. You know, resources not readily available in space.

Along with the city building aspect, there will also be an option mechanic called "Mysteries" where basically a random storyline triggers that you can explore. These mysteries are decidedly more science-fiction meant to lean into the setting in a fun and playful way. For example, in our demo, we saw alien black cubes of unknown origin begin popping up.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

Colonize Mars in Tropico Dev's New Strategy Game, Surviving Mars

Paradox Interactive is partnering with Tropico devs in a new Mars colonization sim.

Ion Fury Developer Donates $10,000 to Charity After Furor Over Transphobic Comments

The studio is apologizing for comments both in and out of the game.

More News

Ion Fury Developer Donates $10,000 to Charity After Furor Over Transphobic Comments

The studio is apologizing for comments both in and out of the game.

More Simulation Games

Kerbal Space Program 2 Launching on Consoles in 2020

The lovable game about space exploration is finally getting a sequel.

No Man's Sky's Beyond Update is Rough, But It's Already Getting Patched Up

Hello Games is already putting out a lot of hotfixes.

How Chanbanhi is Turning Video Game Memes Into an Artform

We catch up the editor behind those viral Animal Crossing edits you've probably been seeing around lately.

Overclocking the Nintendo Switch Shows Its Potential, as Well as Its Drawbacks

Digital Foundry takes a look at the potential inside the chip.