Mars Colony: Challenger is a 3D first / third person game that offers you the challenge of setting up a remote base on the surface of Mars. At its core, the game was derived from a simulator where everything is interactively tied together.
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Mars Colony: Challenger is a 3D first / third person game that offers you the challenge of setting up a remote base on the surface of Mars. At its core, the game was derived from a simulator where everything is interactively tied together. You will have to setup and maintain the equipment that supplies pressure and a breathable atmosphere to the base. You are also tasked with growing food, setting up communications and extracting resources in order to make the base self-sufficient. The game offers three zones, each with their unique challenges. There are 7 phases to each mission. Each of the phases expands the base and offers a new set of orders for you to complete. You advance through the ranks as you score points for your performance.

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    • ОС: Windows XP
    • Процессор: 2.0 GHz
    • Оперативная память: 2 GB ОЗУ
    • Видеокарта: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
    • DirectX: Версии 9.0c
    • Сеть: Широкополосное подключение к интернету
    • Место на диске: 275 MB
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    • ОС: Windows XP or Windows 7
    • Процессор: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Оперативная память: 2 GB ОЗУ
    • Видеокарта: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX or better
    • DirectX: Версии 9.0c
    • Сеть: Широкополосное подключение к интернету
    • Место на диске: 275 MB
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Vman2023
( 37.6 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 24 мая
Don't Buy this -- no support and it crashes. I have got to a point that it will not allow me to continue forward, I cannot reset to overcome this issue and it is not a lack of knowing what to do. I have tried to start a new game with new everything and the issue that blocks me remains.... not worth a penny if they don't fix this.
✪Ruben✪
( 0.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 23 апреля
it was terrible multiplayer's broken
Dorf
( 3.3 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 30 марта
Don't buy this game. No updates. They just abandoned this and made a new one
system32
( 5.8 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 17 февраля
Cash grab abandonware.
Nuff said.
diamant22
( 3.2 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 15 февраля
5/10
Maladapted
( 6.1 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 14 февраля
I really wanted to like this. It's right up my alley. The technical problems, such as crashing or systems not working when assembled make it impossible to play correctly. Save your money, hope for something that works better from a different dev.
White Chocolate
( 0.7 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 30 декабря 2015
I would suggest going for a different space game on sale during one of the many sales steam has. This game wasn't amazing when I first got it sure it was fun for a short time but when you need to stare at the in game guide for every little problem it gets old fast. When I first got it I had no problem but on resent re downloading both Nortons and McAfee showed that the .exe is a trojan making it near impossible for me to run without red flags everywhere. Could just be me but having two sources of antivirus software saying it is a trojan I suggest skipping it for one of the many other games that you can buy for 5 dollars.
Woody
( 4.6 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 6 декабря 2015
Very interesting game, Mars Base simulator
bdmils
( 98.1 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 12 ноября 2015
I am really enjoying this game. Its technical and keeps physics in play without over-doing it. I also like how all initial equipment is dependent on other devices. A tweak here, a fine-tune there. I wish it was a bit more realistic in terms of construction, instead of each module being instantly available as you advance to the next phase. Like " how did it get here, and who connected the damn thing?". No crashes, parts disappear for no reason at times but not too often. Exit to main menu and return. The graphics are sufficient. I also wish the character could be seen working with each interaction item instead of just bending over or raising one arm. They should consider a dedicated server so you could multi-play with others around the globe. Other than that, I've been playing for about a week and still love it!. No major complaints.
MrCroa
( 7.4 ч. в игре )
Опубликовано: 2 ноября 2015
Despite the aged graphics, this game is really immersive. I'm currently reading "the martian", and I have to feeling I'm actually there, on mars, alone, trying to set up my base. I'm hoping to see more game like this. Keep up the good work devs.
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4.6 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 24 октября 2014
Great project. Educational, interesting, immersive, one of rare nowadays games that ignite imagination. It's not one of these shoot-em-up arcades, so don't listen to peeps saying "uh there is nothing to do".

Can't wait for version 2 (which is upcoming!)
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Опубликовано: 8 июля 2014
Играть можно,но быстро надоедает,6.5/10
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0.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 4 марта 2014
I love games like this concept. Building, space, technical complexity. Sounds awesome right?

So Ya, I took a look expecting that old NASA one where you repair a moonbase (Moonbase Alpha I think?). So I wasn't expecting anything stellar... But, this game really looks like it was developed in 2001 one like others have said, then not finished, and uploaded on steam for a cash grab... after playing it for 30 min I'm feeling like an idiot for not trying the demo first.

It's a very promising idea, that looks like someone a long time ago really tried. And then gave up.

> Graphics are poor, and creative style is dated. Interaction very point and click. Thing just appear and vanish - NO physics.

> Sound is poor, repetitive. Phone dialing constantly?

> Instructions are poorly written and unclear. (Ie. supposed to set up atmosphere, pumps and other gear... But where? I go in the base and there's already gear setup? Where I am putting things? I click on un-setup gear and get options to configure it... There's a set button, it really means set-down... why can I get the gear that's here running... and on and on...)

> What finally did it in for me? Lag. I have a newer GPU with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of system RAM on an i7 (system was built last october), this game was obviously written for a system much, much older.

I really wanted this to be awesome, but in the end, I screwed up... shoulda tried the demo. Oh well. Lesson learned. Let my example save you $10.
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3.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 4 марта 2014
Short vid of gameplay, no review, just how it looks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8YGZ3E-TPo&feature=youtu.be

This is more of a 1st impressions report, rather than a full review.

The mission in this game to to harness all the equipment you are given to make your habitat self sufficient, easyer said than done, You grow food, harvest minerals and basically survive, this is what i have found so far......

Ok.... Hmmmm, this game. I Really didn't know what i was getting into buying this game, after playing for 10 minutes i feel i have had a twisted pile of video game thrown at my feet, The visuals are not great, the doors make the door activation noise from doom ( the old ones) the movement is slow and the footfall noise is annoyingly fast, so it kinda makes you feel like an elf or something.

The interface is like one of a game from 2001 and the sound needs completely re-done ( the footstep sound whilst walking on a metal surface is going to send me into fits of rage)

Yet.... I feel intrigued to play this game for some odd reason, normally i would turn my nose up at this kind of game, but there is just something about it, like it wants you to figure what goes there and how that thing works, it is interesting ill give it that, and due to the fact i have only played it 10 minutes, i say give this game a go, it could have some awesome content ( somewhere)

This game has no real tutorial. and just throws you in the deep end, im 32 mins ingame and have no idea what the hell im supposed to do.

I read promises of growing ones own food, and mineral extraction, and making this tin box into a totally self sustained environment, so il keep going.... For now....

Ok getting the hang of it now, This is actually starting to become enjoyable, no other game has ever giving me a feeling of satisfaction when i finally manage to create a breathable atmosphere in my tin can.

The textures are crap, the player model is hilariously bad, But there is a good foundation here for something that might actually be a pretty damn good game. That is.... if they are even going to add more. SO im still going to recommend this as it has the groundwork done, and its a wild stab in a new direction for survival games.
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31.0 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 5 марта 2014
Note: Please send me a message if you want to try multiplayer.

Gameplay: At first I thought this game is a base building game but in actuality it is a task oriented game and very little in terms of bulding. You can make items and food but they are limited in variety. It's all about survival in it's simplest sense so don't expect a lot customability. In fact, base modules are added automatically every mission phase so you don't even get to build your modules. In terms of completeing missions, the game litterally throw you to the deepest end of the pool because you WILL be confused with what to do. However, in reality, the first 4 phases are actually pretty easy to pass that is if you spend the time reading the mission tutorial thoroughly and run through it a couple times. In fact the mission work orders don't need to be followed step-by-step as long as you know what has to be completed. Once you are at the fifth phase, things get a bit more interesting and you'll find yourself swamp with work while you are trying to keep yourself alive.

Critisim: Just as others have said with others interactions with objects is not very comprehensive such that it's purely point and click and you are done (although the work sequence does matters in terms of efficiency). The graphics are not top notch and there is no music (except ones you played yourself) but then again we all have seen worst. There are some game breaking bugs though like being unable to move if you didn't close a work screen before walking away, work stations disappear after a game reload, or unable to set an object if you have it on your hand while taking on or off your suit. If you figured out how to backup save states, then please tell me.

What I like: Despite getting the feeling that the game didn't achieve it's full potential, I do enjoy certain concepts of the game like farming and making the compartments livable. Also hidden amongst the simplicity of the gameplay is the complexity of survival as you constantly have to check your vital signs, the stats on your farm, your mining operations and your base life support system. If and when version 2 comes out which according to the developer would include some sandbox features, then this game would be a whole lot better.

Overall feeling: If you like task oriented game or generally want to get a feel of what a Mars would be like, I think this game is for you. If you want a sandbox game, then I probably wouldn't recommend this game.
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17.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 5 марта 2014
The negative reviews very nearly put me off buying this game. But i thought "it's pretty cheap, i'll give it a whirl". I'm glad i did! Fans of minecraft and any kind of simulation game will LOVE this game. Seems hard at first, but once you get into it it's actually quite easy and enjoyable. Yes the graphics are a bit dated and yes I have seen one or two very slight bugs, but neither should put you off buying this game. I've been playing for the last 4 hours and every phase just gets more interesting. I also disagree with the comment "it will get boring if you are solo playing". I think this is absolutely fine for solo play, especially if you are the type of person that likes to do everything themselves :P highly recommend, 4 stars!
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59.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 5 августа 2015
I have spent a few days playing the game and I enjoyed. It has a number of issues that many people have already documented. See the following post:

http://store.steampowered.com/recommended/recommendgame/277910

I have also found the ELS Module will sometimes have the buttons to enter it disappear in later phases of the game. While I have not needed the ELS it would be nice to have it function properly.

I have not figured out how to create additional nutrients for worms and mushrooms. It would also be very nice to be able to freeze and store meals for future use - kind of like MRE's. It would also be useuful to have someplace to store algae.

But it is clear since they moved on to a new Mars game that this game is now abandonded by Hyperkat. I can't in good concience recommend it. What a shame - it had real potential.
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27.5 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 26 октября 2015
The Dev released an updated version of this. However, instead of updating THIS, he gave it a new name and released it separately to try and slime more money. Thus, this is officially abandoned.

Nice.

That's a big F-you to all that bought this game.
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Опубликовано: 4 марта 2014
This game is NOT for people who want something to just jump into. Mars Colony: Challenger is a complex space station simulator that relies on a lot of knowledge to get the hang of things. You aren't given much to go on when they drop you into the first area, and it feels good to just experiment and try different things. This game is also NOT for people who just play single-player games. This game gets boring fast when you don't have people to interact with. Definitely a good game if you and a few friends all grab it and figure out how to do things together. This game screams cooperation, not competition, which is something that I really enjoy.

Being a new game, Mars Colony is very buggy. It was almost impossible for me to activate some consoles because you had to click on a very specific spot to activate it. The controls are a little messy and take a while to get used to. You don't have automatic free-look, and you must hold down the right-click mouse button or you'll be stuck in a static camera view. It's such a minor inconvenience, but it gets annoying fast and it's a pointless mechanic. The graphics, while not bad, are very outdated. This game looks like it came out in the early 2000s, not 2014, updating the graphics a bit would really make the game feel more alive.

Overall, not in the least a bad game, but it really needs a community to be fun. Again, the game looks very complicated in the beginning, but figuring out how to accomplish tasks is very rewarding. Anyone who buys this should play it with friends or find a group online.

My Rating: 7/10
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4.8 ч. в игре
Опубликовано: 15 февраля 2015
I am playing around 10 hours by now. (Mostly offline.) The game is exactly what I wished for: Slowly-paced realistic simulator of survival on a hostile planet without plasma guns, evil aliens and warp-engines. I love the system of devices, where each of them has some internal parts that have to be put together and can fail, and where every such device has its real unique function. The basic idea of the game is setting up the base, so do not be surprised there is not much objectives beyond that. The graphics is quite old-style and there are few bugs, but honestly, I am one of the guys who would play the game maybe even in text-mode if the idea was good. I definitely can recommend the game to space exploration geeks like myself, who do not look only for cool graphics and can appreciate the small well thought of details present in the game. The overall playability is very good, if you enjoy this style of games.
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