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

    
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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.

Source: Official site, Steam, press release
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biophazer242

Big thumbs up to whomever picked Joy Division for the trailer. First I have heard of this game but now it is on my radar.

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Mukit

Why don’t I see a thread full of MoM jokes? Here, lemme start it for ya: Your MoM is so big…

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Togashi Kokujin

What really puts me off is that “Memories of Mars” comes with a strong recommendation to install it to a SSD on the Steam system requirements page. What other game does that? Yea, Star Citizen of course, but I guess it’s normal that that one suffers from “Wing Commander Syndrome” (i.e., demand hardware that doesn’t physically exist yet).

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Melissa McDonald

I’m sure you are actually aware that SSDs don’t simply exist, they are practically standard now for gaming…

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Erik Heinze-Milne

“Survival Sandbox” – GREAT!
“Multiplayer” – Fuck! I’m out!

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Aaron Biegalski

THIS. EXACTLY THIS.

*smashes things*

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Rolan Storm

*grumbles* ‘MoM’ is ‘Master of Magic’.

:)

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starbuck1771

I would rather have memories of Earth! We need more historic Earth MMO’s we have enough history that we should have several history based MMO’s by now.

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Michael18

true also for other genres. I’d love to see more single-player RPGs set in a historic context with the game’s story related to real historic events. Something like French Revolution – The RPG.

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Zora

It’s possible the Mars-themed survival sandbox genre is a niche that’s already heavily saturated

Hmm I must have gotten distracted because this is actually the first mars-themed survival box I recall of… for what little I follow about a genre that struggles to pique my interest, that is.

It either means I need to devote more time to research the genre or get out more. Possibly the latter while I am in time and the weather outside does not resemble Mars’ too closely… yet.

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Gaius Cavadus

There’s also “Take On Mars” and “Rokh.” “Osiris: New Dawn,” while not on Mars, is pretty much exactly the same as well.

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Melissa McDonald

/insert obligatory “Get Your Ass to Mars” marketing ;)

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Cosmic Cleric

What we really need is a pic of “My Favorite Martian” pulling out a ray gun and talking down other players. Or maybe do that with his antennai.