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...
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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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May 23

Update #18

We proudly present Update 18

New building models for the "National Space and Air Office", "Mission Control", "Staff Management" and "Research and Development"
- Tweaks and improvements in the Research and Development screen
- Generating contracts in the "National Space and Air Office"
- New placeholder researches, socket components and vehicles.
- Lots of improvements in the back-end of the assembly room, socket components and mission control.
- Work on the backend implementation of the mission control - still WIP. Should be available in the next update.

Cheers,
RTM Team

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May 4

Update #17

We proudly present Update 17

- Improvements in the Assembly room. Better filtering, collapsing panels, started work on improved rocket assembly.
- New model of the administration building and mission control (mission control without textures yet). New models will be more readable, will reflect real world buildings and are PBR ready.
- Finished changes in the personel system, engineers were changed into the project groups.
- Started work on improving the researches panel and tree - still heavy WIP
- Finished refactor of the backend that will be easier to operate for the designers. A lot of regression fixes - still WIP
- Removed old translation file, started work on creating new language and translation system - still WIP

Cheers,
RTM Team

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About This Game

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.

FEATURES
  • 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

CURRENT FEATURES
  • 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.

UPCOMING FEATURES
  • 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

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integred
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integred
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card 512MB
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Integred
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Overall:
Mostly Negative (179 reviews)
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minimarcus2k9
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Wait until the game is out of early access before you buy this game because its not worth it just yet but hopefully it will be
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m662
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: April 22
This game has had very bad reputation but in all honesty the new developers are doing a outstanding job. (more on that below)

But first the question most want answered upfront.
Is it playable? No not really but the progress is really showing now.
Lets break it a bit down.

Interface is getting very nice with clear icons and easy to read graphs but I feel this game might have a very steep learning curve later on the project based on the types of resources and graphs. And I for one would love that.

Performancewise saying this game toke a big hit is a understatement, but I am actually happy to see that to.Because that means more intensive calculations are being done and that means progress. I am sure they will eventually go back to performance optimization but for now its a crawl but for testing purposes do able.

Not a lot on gameplay yet. except I belief its going to be the kind of easy to get into hard to master. There is to little of actualy gameplay and win, lose states yet. What I can say is that parts of busines project management are starting to surface more and more. And the ones implemented are being done better than some serious gaming training programs I have had the displeasure of using.

But the biggest improvement are the developers tasked now with this broken and challenging project. After a bit of a slow start things went smoother and smoother each month. For starters the update frequency. This has gone to a steady once a month sizable update. The changelog is also clearly written and we are told which parts of the game will be disabled or get broken and the reason behind it. I however would really wish the developers started to use something like Trello as ways of showing roadmap and project tasks. But that is not really feasible sadly

We also have some feedback from the developers in the forum. Yes I agree withe veryone thinking that this *should be* something normal for every project. But it sure as hell has not been that way untill now for this game project. And even though I think there could be a bit more communication towards the customers it is still a big improvement.

So communication back is sparse but they do actually listen to the critique suggestions and bug reports. Every month I see little things tackled and some things put a side for later because its not smart to fix it yet. And it should be done that way fixing every little cosmetic or grammar error while you are still building the framework is a disaster for productivity and planning. Like building a house by putting the doors inplace before you got the rooms done.


So what did I learn in this couple of months about the new team based on there progress.
They are pasionate, they really really want this game made no matter how negative people think about it.

They are dedicated to provide good quality management and project management and the proof is in the changelogs.

They are still learning how this game was first developed but they are starting to get a clearer picture dissecting it bit by bit.

So would I recommend buying this game in the state it is right now?
Surprisingly I am going to say yes. Not for it being a good game or because I think it will get done eventually. But simply because the developers deserve it.

Keep in mind this project might still sink hard in the future. But the biggest risk is shortage of resources and not incompetence bad design decisions or lack of communication.

While we can't lower the risk of this sinking by giving them more of the most valuable resource we have at our disposal (time) we can give them money in order to stay afloat as long as possible.

And even than when it sinks I atleast feel it has been worth it. Because some developers had the change to learn a great deal and might actually produce a good game from the start. But call me optimistic I think this game will be released in a playable state.

But going from a very negative review state to a neutral or positive one is going to be a big challenge. One I even think the developers should not strive for as fixing someone else there mistakes is child's play compared to fixing someone else there reputation.


As I always say to my team "To succeed is nothing more than becoming bad at making mistakes by just not being afraid of them"

So lets not be afraid of making the mistake which involves buying this game.

-

Below you can find my previous review of the game in January. This might give you some comparison with the April review.

-
Note this game has now a new publisher and developer and while It is certainly lightyears away from being ready there is a glimmer of hope again that the game will actually be released in some working state in the future. See the last part for the previous review.


The current state of the game:
Less possible than was released before. The reason behind this is acceptable however. They want to fix the framework before moving on to features and the game itself. To me that seems like a good decision I however have no clue what is being done with our bug reports and suggestions as there is little to no communcation between customers and developers in that regard.


Updates:
After a big fiasco resulting in a large delay on the releases on steam compared to other platforms we are finally seeing some progress. This makes it possible again to file bug reports without having to worry about if things were already fixed or investigated.


Should you buy this game:
No not yet.

This title has had a lot of problems and still has. The new developers seems to be motivated to take things up but I have no idea of there capabilites and talent in general to do so. Once the framework has been redone and the game starts to be playable only than can we answer the question.

The big deciding factor to my no is the new publisher (OneMoreLevel) which fails to show any kind of
involvement.They failed to answer a e-mail adressed several months ago to there website and there is little to no trace of any involvement in the last couple of months on the forum. Why is this important? because they are the contractors that hired the external developers and as such if the contractors are not involved than the developers are left with little to no feedback on there directions.

So what should a potential buyer do?
Follow the game development but do not invest your money untill the updates state a working demo. After that you can test for a little over a hour if you like the direction the game is taking and decide to take a refund or take the risk by keeping the game. I believe this will take atleast a half year from the release of this review based on the current state and speed of development.


What shoulds someone do who bought the game already?
File all your complaints, suggestions and bug reports as much as you can.
If you do not see anything is being done with it in a couple of months than most likely your money is lost on a failed project. However without these reports the game will surerly fail and we the customers are than partially to blame. So if we want the game to succeed we have to contribute information.
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Deaf3279
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: March 11
NO! NO! NO! dont get it! BORED!!!! .... If you want play game based on Mars game? Get yourself game called "Take On Mars" They rule!!! Unless You want space program? Get "Kerbal Space Program" They're funny!!
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bigjplay
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 19
Way to difficult to play, esy to complicated, There are lgames with learning curves and then there are games like this...
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FuturamaKing
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 5
I would love to give it a better review but it's not playable yet, I hope they manager to get their s*** togather because it has a lot of potential.

Good luck game :)
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phanax
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 3
The creators of this game should read the Lean Startup. They've gotten quite a ways since it first came out, but they're not working near fast enough to have such an early launch of an early access game - this gives the early access opportunity a bad name. I will come back to this game every now and then, and if they alter enough, fast enough, then I'll be happy to give a good review. For now the speed of innovation should be picked up, don't try to make everything perfect, add features and request user feedback, that's how you get a good game, fast.
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PoPol
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 2
Has a lot of potential but still a long way to go for the new developers...
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parms73
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 29
After several updates, still not playable on Mac. Don't advertise as Mac capable until it is!
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snookery
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 19
Pretty steamy pile over here. From the first time I played it when 9% interest on a $1million loan was $10million, to now when it freezes every third month, things have not gotten better.
But hey, at least there's that view of the water in the background, right? You know, the ocean I dumped my $20 into.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Yes-I-M-Dan
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 15
Crashes constantly, gameplay isn't very exciting or intuitive. There's not really any help understanding what's going on, and even worse the game is just plain boring.
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Jormundgand
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: January 3
This game is far from done. So far it doesn't look like it's going to be anything really great either; it's not that it promises to be a bad game at all, I just don't find the game mechanics to be all that interesting.

Despite not finding this game all that great I've decided to recommend it anyway; for one simple reason. The developers are open about the problems they've had and that's worth a lot more to me than a great game, which are really rare anyway.
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chris73
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2015
I can't recommend this game for now since it's as nearly a prototype, not even an alpha. Be aware that this game was formerly developed by Intermarum studio and that a company called One More Level took over the project. Game developers seem to have no rights of publishing updates or make official announcments of their own, which make me think it's subdisized by a third party company, whose name is unknown.

On a final note : way overpriced early access with really few guaranteed that the game go on release with promised features one day.
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DerLord
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 10, 2015
Totally ♥♥♥♥.
Research one thing
Second thing
Start to build some building
Game Over. Out Of Funds!
F****K YOU!
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Liobuster
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 8, 2015
It is one of the few games that deal with the development of spacetravel and should really be supported even though it still is a WIP title that isnt for casuals
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darren.lee.collins
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 6, 2015
I would not recommend this game at the moment, it's a great concept, and I hope to be able to change my recommendation in the future, but this needs way more development. While Early Access can be great for game devs, this should have been developed a bit more before being released in Early Access. There is no functionality at all at the moment (there was some when I originally bought it a year ago), and the graphics have deteriorated badly in the last few weeks.
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skipperro
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 3, 2015
For me on Linux doesn't even work. After starting the game I can only see Unity and publisher logo and as soon as menu shows up, the game close itself without any error message or something.

I own this game for quite a long time, I've tested at least 4 different updates, but every update makes things worser than before. On the first Version that I had, I could at least start a new game. It crashed after few seconds, but it was better.

Right now I don't belive, that the Studio could make this game playable.I've thrown my money away, please don't make the same mistake.

I've really wanted this game to suceed, because INTERMARUM is a polish game developer and I'm a polish programmer, so it was a little bit personal. I'm very sad, but I cannot recommend this game :(
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pala_0
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 3, 2015
I hate ppl. that dont know what Early Access means. The game have a very great potential ... so if you cant be patient dont buy a Early Access Game OR at least inform your selfe over the Dev. Stage of the game.
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Action Windu
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 31, 2015
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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Enter The Ninja
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 27, 2015
I payed about $20 a year and a half ago for this early access game expecting it to atleast be playable during its early access release. Here we are a year and a half later with this worthless piece of crap still not playable because of the irresponsible creators.
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Bloody Axe
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: October 23, 2015
Game has new developers, but you cant do a dam thing....

Pros
it starts up...

Cons
you cant do anything, nothing, nada....

its a great screen saver.
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Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
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Posted: May 24
Wait until the game is out of early access before you buy this game because its not worth it just yet but hopefully it will be
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Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 22
This game has had very bad reputation but in all honesty the new developers are doing a outstanding job. (more on that below)

But first the question most want answered upfront.
Is it playable? No not really but the progress is really showing now.
Lets break it a bit down.

Interface is getting very nice with clear icons and easy to read graphs but I feel this game might have a very steep learning curve later on the project based on the types of resources and graphs. And I for one would love that.

Performancewise saying this game toke a big hit is a understatement, but I am actually happy to see that to.Because that means more intensive calculations are being done and that means progress. I am sure they will eventually go back to performance optimization but for now its a crawl but for testing purposes do able.

Not a lot on gameplay yet. except I belief its going to be the kind of easy to get into hard to master. There is to little of actualy gameplay and win, lose states yet. What I can say is that parts of busines project management are starting to surface more and more. And the ones implemented are being done better than some serious gaming training programs I have had the displeasure of using.

But the biggest improvement are the developers tasked now with this broken and challenging project. After a bit of a slow start things went smoother and smoother each month. For starters the update frequency. This has gone to a steady once a month sizable update. The changelog is also clearly written and we are told which parts of the game will be disabled or get broken and the reason behind it. I however would really wish the developers started to use something like Trello as ways of showing roadmap and project tasks. But that is not really feasible sadly

We also have some feedback from the developers in the forum. Yes I agree withe veryone thinking that this *should be* something normal for every project. But it sure as hell has not been that way untill now for this game project. And even though I think there could be a bit more communication towards the customers it is still a big improvement.

So communication back is sparse but they do actually listen to the critique suggestions and bug reports. Every month I see little things tackled and some things put a side for later because its not smart to fix it yet. And it should be done that way fixing every little cosmetic or grammar error while you are still building the framework is a disaster for productivity and planning. Like building a house by putting the doors inplace before you got the rooms done.


So what did I learn in this couple of months about the new team based on there progress.
They are pasionate, they really really want this game made no matter how negative people think about it.

They are dedicated to provide good quality management and project management and the proof is in the changelogs.

They are still learning how this game was first developed but they are starting to get a clearer picture dissecting it bit by bit.

So would I recommend buying this game in the state it is right now?
Surprisingly I am going to say yes. Not for it being a good game or because I think it will get done eventually. But simply because the developers deserve it.

Keep in mind this project might still sink hard in the future. But the biggest risk is shortage of resources and not incompetence bad design decisions or lack of communication.

While we can't lower the risk of this sinking by giving them more of the most valuable resource we have at our disposal (time) we can give them money in order to stay afloat as long as possible.

And even than when it sinks I atleast feel it has been worth it. Because some developers had the change to learn a great deal and might actually produce a good game from the start. But call me optimistic I think this game will be released in a playable state.

But going from a very negative review state to a neutral or positive one is going to be a big challenge. One I even think the developers should not strive for as fixing someone else there mistakes is child's play compared to fixing someone else there reputation.


As I always say to my team "To succeed is nothing more than becoming bad at making mistakes by just not being afraid of them"

So lets not be afraid of making the mistake which involves buying this game.

-

Below you can find my previous review of the game in January. This might give you some comparison with the April review.

-
Note this game has now a new publisher and developer and while It is certainly lightyears away from being ready there is a glimmer of hope again that the game will actually be released in some working state in the future. See the last part for the previous review.


The current state of the game:
Less possible than was released before. The reason behind this is acceptable however. They want to fix the framework before moving on to features and the game itself. To me that seems like a good decision I however have no clue what is being done with our bug reports and suggestions as there is little to no communcation between customers and developers in that regard.


Updates:
After a big fiasco resulting in a large delay on the releases on steam compared to other platforms we are finally seeing some progress. This makes it possible again to file bug reports without having to worry about if things were already fixed or investigated.


Should you buy this game:
No not yet.

This title has had a lot of problems and still has. The new developers seems to be motivated to take things up but I have no idea of there capabilites and talent in general to do so. Once the framework has been redone and the game starts to be playable only than can we answer the question.

The big deciding factor to my no is the new publisher (OneMoreLevel) which fails to show any kind of
involvement.They failed to answer a e-mail adressed several months ago to there website and there is little to no trace of any involvement in the last couple of months on the forum. Why is this important? because they are the contractors that hired the external developers and as such if the contractors are not involved than the developers are left with little to no feedback on there directions.

So what should a potential buyer do?
Follow the game development but do not invest your money untill the updates state a working demo. After that you can test for a little over a hour if you like the direction the game is taking and decide to take a refund or take the risk by keeping the game. I believe this will take atleast a half year from the release of this review based on the current state and speed of development.


What shoulds someone do who bought the game already?
File all your complaints, suggestions and bug reports as much as you can.
If you do not see anything is being done with it in a couple of months than most likely your money is lost on a failed project. However without these reports the game will surerly fail and we the customers are than partially to blame. So if we want the game to succeed we have to contribute information.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 19
Pretty steamy pile over here. From the first time I played it when 9% interest on a $1million loan was $10million, to now when it freezes every third month, things have not gotten better.
But hey, at least there's that view of the water in the background, right? You know, the ocean I dumped my $20 into.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 2
Has a lot of potential but still a long way to go for the new developers...
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 3
The creators of this game should read the Lean Startup. They've gotten quite a ways since it first came out, but they're not working near fast enough to have such an early launch of an early access game - this gives the early access opportunity a bad name. I will come back to this game every now and then, and if they alter enough, fast enough, then I'll be happy to give a good review. For now the speed of innovation should be picked up, don't try to make everything perfect, add features and request user feedback, that's how you get a good game, fast.
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55 of 62 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 7, 2014
A perfect example of why early access has a bad reputation. There have been no updates as of the time of this review for 3 months.

The game in its present state is unplayable.

If you are a fan of this genre, don't buy now, check the game in 6 months time to see if it has developed at all.
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140 of 196 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 7, 2014
Looks to have potential. But I really can't recommend this to anyone in it's current state. Even trying to work my way to assembling a satellite was painful. Wait for the updates.
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45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 25, 2014
If these guys are still going I think it might be time to white board this project.
From one Dev to another

1. Run through the bugs and make a list (may need several boards). Forget cosmetic graphics at this time the core programming need the most attention graphics is secondary to all else just look at minecraft and remember they did a lot with 8 and 16 bit graphics, no one builds a AAA game over night

2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help the community may have the help you need, some have already paid to support it. But paid or not the community may be willing to lend a hand to make this project succeed just look at Apache or firefox.
Don’t be a rob the builder (can we fix it … no its Fracked) and move on.

3. Project Management. Invest in a bug tracker most are open source (free) milestones help a lot and it shows the progress of development to the community and improves communication between dev and supporter. Forums Help but there not the be-all and end-all

(Optional) lower the price your rep is bad enough and the slow progress ain’t helping the cause

So at this time i would not recommend buying it but this might change in future (if an update is released before christmas)

A few thoughts (mainly to the devs but its general):
The motto I develop by is
“By small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (got that from a religious door knocker but it works)
The big picture looks good but building it, it’s like climbing Everest with your teeth you just freak out and start rocking in a corner saying this is not happening 50 times.
Just take small steps and by the time you realise it your half way there
So frequent small update are better then very long large update as it shows you still care about your project
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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 23, 2015
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.

STEAMERS DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AND CHECK THE REVIEWS AND UPDATE HISTORY BEFORE BUY ANYGAME IN STEAM.
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50 of 60 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 12, 2015
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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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 21, 2014
This game seems to have been completely abandoned by its developers, even though they maintain that another patch is coming. It hasn't been updated since April 2014. Time and time again we've been promised a patch at a certain date, only to get an apologetic sob story.

Avoid this game. It is unplayable in its current state, and contrary to recent communication from the developer, no update seems to be forthcoming.

Edit, June 2015. A patch was released in the month of March. It added a few non-essential things and broke parts of the game. The game is still unplayable. It is not even remotely finished. Avoid this game.
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33 of 36 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 23, 2015
[10/24/15] UPDATE: The original developers of Race To Mars (Intermarum) basically abandoned it, explaining that they simply couldn't handle the work and have been silent ever since. Another company acquired Race To Mars (One More Level) and promised that they'd finish production, update it on a weekly basis, and communicate to players about the state of the game.

Those were lies. They haven't updated the game weekly, nor did they do it for even one month. It has now beens months since the last update, and the developer has gone silent. DO NOT BUY THIS VAPORWARE.


ORIGINAL REVIEW:
First off, let me be clear: there is virtually nothing to this game. Beyond the basic buildings that have always been available, the vast majority of mechanics listed in the games description don't exist, with even its most vocal supporters only logging less than 10 hours due to no content. The developers hadn't produced a single update for nearly a year, hinting at some elusive "massive update" that they always claimed was just around the corner. That update has FINALLY come out, and it couldn't be any more clear that this is a scam. What's the big change?... a simple UI overhaul. The campaign is non-existant/unplayable since literally only 3 buildings (of the over dozen that have always claimed to be "around the corner") are in the game. Well, scratch that--2 of the 3 buildings say "Under Development" when you click on them. The 3D world you play within always looked unrefined and sloppy with underaverage visuals, but their one annual update seems to have managed to make it look even more unprofessional. Add on top of all of this that the game STILL contains choppy english, and well...

I wanted to really like this game, and I tried to trust the developers at their word, but this "game" is nothing more than an empty slot on Steam, attempting to take money from people by tricking them into thinking they're buying a game in progress. It's not. DO. NOT. BUY.
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187 of 290 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 7, 2014
Meh. It's not much about space exploration... it's about saying the right things about the environment, and waiting for your engineers to work on things...

The reason that the screen moves... is that because... literally... nothing else does.

Someone wondered if this was at all like Kerbal Space Program (which is amazinglly excellent!)... and no. Not even close.

English is clearly not the first language of the developers... FYI (it detracts from the game).

This *could* become interesting... if the developers work a miracle or two.

I do wish them all the best, and consider my purchase a donation to the cause of a (hopefully) decent space exploration game.

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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 9, 2015
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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45 of 58 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 8, 2014
Sadly this game really is early access - so early acces, that it's not in a usable state yet.
This starts at the tutorial: The tutorial ends after explaining the interface - and then leaves you alone to find out what you are supposed to do. Out of all buildings available in the game only two or three are actually usable yet, all others only have a "graphical userinterface not yet implemented"-screen.

The graphics are okay, just be aware that you'll never get to see something that isn't shown on the screenshots already: When you click the "End Turn" button in the upper right corner a night-day-cycle animation is played, and you'll see this animation quite often.

About the game itself: I have no idea. It sounds promising, but the lack of tutorial definitely keeps you from actually playing (unless you like to figure out which technologies in a tech-tree you need to explore to get an actual result).
Absolutely nothing in the menus has a comment on what it influences, some menus aren't even translated yet, and the few things that already work don't really do anything - e.g. Prestige-points: You can hold press-conferences, which increase or decrease your prestige in four different fields, depending on your answers to the reporters questions.
But that's it - four numbers go up or down, and you have absolutely no idea what the point is. I guess it has something to do with your contracts and how much you earn from them, but for like everything else I'm left guessing.

At the end of the day it's simply far too early for this game to exist on steam: Most other Early Access-Games are playable with not all content yet implemented, and a lot of bugs - this game doesn't seem to have lots of bugs, simply because nothing exists that could be bugged yet.

Conclusion: I'm looking forward to the game, since the idea really looks promising, but I can't recommend buying this game YET. My recommendation: check again in two or three months, because at the moment you'll be heavily disappointed by spending 18,99€ (or the equivalent amount in your countries currency) on this game.

I'll keep an eye on the game and check out if the updates improve it and will update my review.
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41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 26, 2014
they never released anything and the current version is basically unplayable. nuff said.
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46 of 63 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: October 4, 2014
It appears they have taken the money and run.
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: January 3, 2015
"Avoid this game. It is unplayable in its current state, and contrary to recent communication from the developer, no update seems to be forthcoming."

I completely agree with the below comment, this game is terrible at the moment, don't waste your money.

STEAM: PLEASE TAKE THIS GAME DOWN!
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30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 5, 2014
Best AVOID.

We were promised a Patch for this game on October the 9th (few days away), this was made on the Facebook page. Now approaching 1 month after this promise the developers are not even updating the Facebook page. Nothing has been done with the game since 28th April

Game seems to have been abandoned, and i will be approaching Steam to see if they can help with this, i gave the developers until the 14/11 to make their promises good, i will be asking for a refund and removal from Steam on this day.

Edit: 15/11: I Contacted Steam in regards to getting my money back, and having the game removed from Steam. Will update further when more communications received.

Edit: 18/11: Received full refund from Steam, i hope they have spotted the issue with this game and the Developer, and now proactively remove them from Steam.

Edit: 30/11: The developers have made a return, promising the patch which was promised back in August. Though back in August the patch was only a matter of days away. Now it is still 2 weeks or so away. The developers excuse is that 1 of their developers has been ill, which tbh these guys have more than 1 person working at it.

Also Developers are hoping for Gold release of the game Early 2015, yet the game has no actual content, or even textures.....

This set of Developers are taking everyone for a ride, DO NOT SUPPORT THEM!
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 2, 2015
Everyone go back to KSP. Nothing to see here. Unless you like to be teased by content just to have it not delivered for months. I know, I know, this is a game in Alpha, Early Access, blah blah blah, but sadly for all the features this game does have it simply lacks any real gameplay. You will spend hours researching and working the banking system to give you more money to play with to do.....nothing. That's right nothing! No launches are possible, no planes fly, not even as much as a popup saying 'Hey you launched a satilite, good for you'. I usually don't spend time writing reviews, too many games to play and so little time, however I will not say do not get the game only to be warned that this game has had some rocky beginnings and at this time is falling short of community expectations. I have had this game since its release on EA in March 2014 and at this time have only been able to justify 6.2 hours of game time. This is sad because I have several titles that are in fact EA games as well with no less than 100hrs after a year. So please, if you like the idea that this game brings, please wait give it another year and let's see how it turns out.
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