Race To Mars is a turn-based, space company simulation game. Become the head of the newly established “New Space” company whose goal would be to establish a colony on Mars. You begin as a startup - develop cutting edge aerospace technologies and use them to achieve orbit and fly beyond Earth vicinity, blazing the trail of a space pioneer...
User reviews: Mostly Negative (162 reviews) - 21% of the 162 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014

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“Race To Mars is in early development phase, which means at the moment you are not able to see it in its full glory. But day by day we are working on making it the best turn based economic strategy you have ever played. A lot of features is still under construction, but right now you can already check out how your space company might develop. Our Alpha Version is available on PC, Mac and Linux. We are planning to release update builds at least once a month each time making the game more awesome. Don’t forget to check our facebook profile to see what’s coming next. We encourage you to give us your feedback.
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November 3

UPdate #5

Please accept our apologies for a late update. We are working very hard from the beginning of September to make Race to Mars better. You can find the list of the updates below:

- System for displaying notifications and receiving emails

- Blur added under the UI panels; improved blur effect on the pause screen

- New, redesigned buildings tech tree. Buildings has been relocated on the map. Now you can start their construction.

- Game Over panel displayed when ammount of the company money goes below 0

- Menu and UI for saving and loading games. The load functionality will be avaliable in the future updates.

- Alternative mode for the end turn button - simulate three turns in the time of one

- Displaying content of the notification in the inbox panel

- Menu in the administration building

- Bank loans section in the administration building

- Marketing and PR section in the administration building

- All loans and marketing campaigns values are the placeholders for now.

- Animation for the changes in money, hype and prestige parameters

- Improved switching between game panels and sections. Focused panels highlighted.

- Timeline money switch - displaying icons when bank loans and marketing campaigns ends.

- Implementation of the "Risk & Opportunity" panel, that displays a chance of the random events occuring during end of turn phase.

- Graph system implementation. Displaying profits from the marketing campaigns and changes in the resources using graphs.

- Raports section in the administration panel displaying information about changes in the resources splitted into turns

- "Risk & Opportunity" system, that generates random events during end of turn phase depending on their chances

- UI panel and implementation of the scientific conference system

- Fixes and tweaks in the UI panels animations and behaviour

- Recruting engineers

- Graph of the income and spendings in the previous turn raport panel

- Bugfixes and tweaks in the "previous turn raport" panel

- Generating data of the personel to hire

- Bugfixes and improvements in the "risk and revard" panel

- Bunch of random events, only for the test purpose for now.

Once again we are very sorry for a late report. As you can see we are still working on the game and we are going improve the communication with the comunity as well.

Please stay tuned for the next updates and we invite you to leave your thoughts and comments about the project to make it better.

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August 21

Update #4

Today we give into your hands the next update - list of changes below:

- Big refactor of game code. Fixed couple of bugs.

- Refactored code responsible for managing state of game panels.

- Moved creation of the company from game screen, to menu screen. Removed starting conference - instead you have the option to select your company CEO from 3 options. Selected CEO will affect the initial image of your company. The image will change during the course of the game.

- Changes to the game interface. End turn button was moved to the bottom left corner. Timeline aligned to the left side of the screen - shows now more months into the future. Inbox button moved to the bottom right side of the screen. Added three toggle switches between timeline and inbox button - tough they dont have any action attached yet. Stats at the top right corner show now counter of threee active ingame currences, money, prestige and popularity.

- Fixed bugs occuring when starting another game without exiting application and when using game settings.

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Race To Mars is a turn-based, space company simulation game. Become the head of the newly established “New Space” company whose goal would be to establish a colony on Mars. You begin as a startup - develop cutting edge aerospace technologies and use them to achieve orbit and fly beyond Earth vicinity, blazing the trail of a space pioneer and leaving the competition far behind on your way to victory.

Our game will achieve two goals - promote the outer space industry and satisfy all economy game fans. Race To Mars combines the realism of a spaceport management sim and approachable gameplay - we assure you that both subject aficionados and casual gamers will find this mixture most entertaining. Our priority is to make an approachable game without compromising its key economical and strategical features - says Szymon Janus, the CEO of INTERMARUM.

Since we aim to deliver the best quality, we're developing the game in close cooperation with scientists from a Polish space industry company, Kosmonauta.net; and we're using Unity, the leading multiplatform game engine, thanks to this we'll be able to deliver top quality content.

  • Shape your own path to Mars: satellites or a space station?
  • Discover more than two hundred pioneering technologies
  • Fight for a larger budget for your space program with the help of your fans and media
  • Expand your program: profit from commercial, scientific and military contracts

  • Main screen from where you manage your New Space company
  • System of gaining Prestige points, which show how your company evolves and will enable it to develop further
  • Final 3D models of 4 important buildings
  • System of day and night
  • Almost all features in Administration building: manage staff and buildings, use the bank (take loans or deposit money), view reports, answer first questions from the journalists and build your reputation
  • It is possible to build all buildings in the correct order (presented on a tree)
  • Answer first questions from the journalists and build your reputation
  • Choose contracts at National Space and Air Office
  • Build Satellite Program which unlocks development of crucial technologies at Research+Development
  • Develop first technologies (almost 100)
  • Use technologies to produce components
  • Choose components to build your own satellite
  • At the Market buy some of the missing stuff, like a rocket, which will launch your satellite to the orbit
  • Therefore: FIRST SPACE MISSION available
  • Random events affect your company’s evolvement
  • University enables Project Managers to improve their skills
  • Message box informs about concluding projects etc.

The game's current look is far away from the final graphics quality - you have to note that it's still in development and most of the assets and geometry are temporary placeholders.

  • We plan to constantly add new researches at R+D
  • The same goes for new contracts at NSaAO
  • More Programs to start
  • More options at NSaAO, like selling your own services or asking for funding
  • More questions for press conferences
  • More random events
  • Launch Facilities with the possibility to launch your own rockets
  • New GUI, redesigned after a series of tests
  • 3D models for remaining buildings
  • Achievements

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integred
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integred
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card 512MB
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integred
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
Terrible Game atm the most you can do is name your company. The updates have dried up even after the game was given to a new development team. Until more updates come out i highly discourage the purchase and the 10 mins of content this game has.
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Early Access Review
Note this game has now a new publisher sadly after a a few very small updates and the promise of weekly updates the publisher/developer broke there promise several times without a explanation why.

The updates that did get released did not fix the game in anyway and it is still in a uplayable state. Therefore I have to conclude this has become vaporware. Strong advice to not buy this game untill it is finished.

Below you can find my review of the previous publisher/developer


Race to Mars is a game focussed on strategy and management which is being developed by a company who has no clue what management actually does.

Network administrators who have no clue how to run a basic mysqli server as there own forum (http://intermarum.com/forum) is down for months right now due to either a botched server or a simple configuration error.

No money for marketing or PR as there is almost zero moderation or communication by any representative here on the steam discussions forum. Even worse in the past a representative that actually told customers to use there social media to contact them as they have no time to check there own forum.

A mismatch in patch/update information resulting in a changelog that is now missing 1 year of actual information. Yes this information is partially provided in the news section but who came up with the bright idea to forget to update there own made forum post regarding changelogs.

Net up a (lead) designer who due to pregnancy is not able to perform the tasks in a timely fashion or at all. No blame to the designer here and I wish her all the best. But how can someone in project lead/management forget to hire a back-up developer as maternity leave is not something that happens overnight.

How a company operates often dictates how well the project will be as it stands this game has no change of nearing completion. There is a clear lack of knowledge teamwork, motivation, resources and possible funding. With a ratio of 75% -+ negative customer feedback even if some or all of the problems would be fixed it would take a long time for the game to receive noteworthy attention or generate revenue for the company.

Who should buy this game
People who are willing to gamble there money against very low odds.
People who feel connected to project vision.

Who should not buy this game
People who like to play a game.
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Early Access Review
This game is terrible.
Nothing can be clicked, all you can do is move to the next month.
When I bought this game originally it had more functionality, now it's completely broken!

Do NOT buy this game. It is a scam.
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Early Access Review
18 months ago I bought it trusting on developers. But now I is clear that is a waste of time being waiting for updates.

If you check the update list in this game you will see nothing just news lke: "we are fixing this, we fixed that' and nothing happens?

From one dev to other: Nothing works, nothing is completed, no evolution in more than 18 months, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED.

Steam should ban companies and developers as you that only take money and do not deliver nothing. Stop to STEAL money from others.

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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Early Access Review
I bought this game about a year and a half ago, because I liked the concept behind the game.
By now I gave up hoping that this game will be playable in the foreseable future.
I hoped that the company One More Level, would keep their idea of small weekly updates and a better communication.

Right now this game starts and you can see the launch complex of your agancy and thats it. So there is nothing to do except enjoying the view and the music which you cannot turn up or down within the game.

I payed $20 for this game during launch, so i think it is my right to demand better communication, even if they tell me that they canceled the game once and for all.

I reccomend not buying this game as it is right now. Maybe when One More Level is stepping up their game
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