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Multiplayer survival sandbox Memories of Mars targets spring 2018 early access launch

It’s possible the Mars-themed survival sandbox genre is a niche that’s already heavily saturated, but that’s not stopping Memories of Mars, which we will hereby acronymize as MoM. 505 Games (you probably know it from Portal Knights) and Limbic Entertainment are billing the game as a multiplayer open world survival game where you’ll try not to die on Mars to other players, aliens, and the harsh environment itself.

“100 years in the future, something happened on Mars. Once frequently visited, it is now abandoned with some left behind. Set on the abandoned mining operations of the red planet, as the dream of exploiting and colonizing Mars has proven impossible. You play as a recently awoken clone who learns its lifespan is limited by the lethal solar flares that hit the surface of the planet every few weeks. Tasked with surviving the barren wastelands of Mars, players must explore the unforgiving Martian terrain and build a habitable homestead while fighting off against a variety of dangers including strange enemies, harsh environmental elements and other human clone survivors.”

Launch is expected in 2018, with early access coming this spring.

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Portal Knights arrives on mobile today

The nice thing about mobile MMOs is that you can still enjoy a video game when you’re out on the road. Portal Knights already let you take it on walkabout with the launch of the game on Nintendo Switch, but now you can also get it on iOS and Android devices via the App Store or Google Play, which means that you never actually need to be apart from it.

At least, not due to hardware limitations. Your boss will probably be a little annoyed if you can’t focus on work because of video games. (Seriously, that’s true even here.)

Players can pick up the title for an entry price of $4.99 before diving into the same sort of multi-faceted gameplay available on the game’s existing versions. Work together with friends, family members, or strangers who also play the game to build, fight monsters, and do all of that fun stuff. Check out screenshots and a trailer just below if you can’t wait to turn your tablet into “Portal Knights platform no. 3″ in your household.

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