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 (172 reviews) - 22% of the 172 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.
Read more about the current and planned features below.”
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January 29

Update #13


Lucky 13 brings more stability and little bit of new features to the game.

Features include:

- Assembling rockets in the assembly room
- Placeholder rockets to be constructed in the assembly room
- Started implementation of the mission control building
- Placeholder inside of the mission control and the weather forecast system
- Audio sliders in the settings menu

Changes:

- Fixed issue with game freezing after fiddling with personnel parameters
- Changing personnel parameters generates appropriate events
- Bug fixes and improvements


Next update will be coming within two weeks.

Best,

RTM Team

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January 18

Update #12

Twelfth update is ready for playing!

Major update introduces National Space and Air Office (NSaAO) - The building allows you to
negotiate with customers, accept contracts, negotiate milestones and browse history orders.
Other companies can beat you in a tender for a contract, so be thorough and fast.
You must carefully watch the trades. If you successfully complete missions, you gain the necessary funding, otherwise you lose the trust of customers.

We also added placeholder content for researches, components, random events and more.
All of this will change in the future, but you can already get the taste of what all of these systems will look like when the game is finished.

In addition, we improved:

Staff Management:

  • New compact CV layout
  • Added information tooltips for CV
  • Improved person details window
Assembly Room:
  • Improved method of valuation of components
  • Improved method of growing reliability of components
Research & Development:
  • Added side notifications indicating research
Main Menu
  • Implemented most of the setup options in the game
  • Improved layout for new game window

...and many other minor additions and improvements throughout the project.

Enjoy!

Race to Mars 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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
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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47 of 54 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
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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36 of 42 people (86%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
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.

STEAMERS DO NOT BUY THIS GAME AND CHECK THE REVIEWS AND UPDATE HISTORY BEFORE BUY ANYGAME IN STEAM.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Early Access 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.



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

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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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