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.

Requisitos del sistema

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 275 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 275 MB available space
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17.5 h registradas
Publicado: 7 de Noviembre
Recommend for lovers of survival sims.

Interesting idea, nice concept. Didn't reach end-game yet, but I hope it remains as entertaining as the missions are.

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34.1 h registradas
Publicado: 6 de Noviembre
I enjoyed this game way more than I thought I would. The graphics are not too fancy but the way the systems all seem to interconnect is very cool and there is something very peaceful and relaxing about being out there on Mars by yourself setting everything up. The learning curve is a little steep at first but once you accidentally suffocate or over expose yourself to radiation a few times you start to get the hang of things. I would highly recommend this game if you enjoy survival sims.
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Publicado: 29 de Junio
After only 2 hours or so I have fallen in love with this game. Although I'm not a 100% fan of the rover controls (only because you have to click to switch between forward and reverse instead of just pressing F/S when you want to go forwards/backwards respectively) the rest of the game is designed very well. The graphics seem a tad behind the times (maybe 2005-2008) but do not take away from the 3D aspect or the gameplay.

The lack of a video on the store page initially took me to youtube to find out whether or not this was worth it. I watched a couple people play (and the audio was really distracting, since the in-game volume seems very low - I have to turn my speakers up higher than any other game to hear anything) and decided to give it a try myself. I'm so glad I did.

I admittedly have not played much to give a great description of later gameplay, but the initial setup of the base has been the best simulator experience I've ever had. The lack of a "run" function actually adds to the gameplay (in my opinion) since the gravity is less and you're wearing a heavy suit.

If you're having trouble with food/water, remember that there is a room in the base you can shut the door to and turn on an emergency oxygen feed so you can take off your helmet (Ctrl+T) and eat/drink. That threw me off my first play-through.

If you have not played this game, I highly recommend giving it a shot. Well worth the normal $10.00, but especially worth the $4 during the Steam Summer Sale. I do hope they expand upon this in the future, but am very happy with what is available now. Very stable, no glitches so far, and the flow of resources seems very refined from what I've played so far.
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Publicado: 10 de Octubre
This is a fun little game detailing the realistic challenges of setting up a colony on Mars. It you enjoy sim games and games about colonizing and expanding, give this a try. I'd say, think Civ from the perspective of a worker, just not on a massive empire building scale.
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3.5 h registradas
Publicado: 14 de Junio
This game has a decent start, but there isn't much to do or explore outside the immediate area of the base. Also, the textures used are bland and "flat" as shown in the screenshots (as of 6/14/2014). As it stands, it doesn't offer a whole lot. I'm hopeful that with more work done with this title that I will be wrong and would enjoy this more.
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8.4 h registradas
Publicado: 28 de Junio
Solo play is very fun. Multiplayer with some friends is extremely fun. This game is, in my opinion, worth much more than what I payed for it. A fan of simulations, and I mean real ones (not Goat Simulator) will love this games, Everything in the game can be interacted with. You cannot go wrong with this game. Give it a chaance, you will NOT regret it.
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19.4 h registradas
Publicado: 3 de Octubre
Cool concept. Would recommend
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7.6 h registradas
Publicado: 22 de Junio
There is a great deal of potential in this game however the designers created it far too linear for my liking. Strait forward tasks and linear game play just get in the way of an open world of opportunity.
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5.1 h registradas
Publicado: 30 de Mayo
I don't think it's very fun really, just a way to blow time whilst you talk a lot to your friends.
Your player is incredibly slow.
Your player is incredibly weak.
The game has no excitement what so ever [which that is not a issue for some]
The game seems to be buggy.
And most of all theres so little to do exept waltz around and place this here and that there.

Untill these issues are fixed it's unreccomendable to purchase. Might as well get Aliens vs Predator instead.
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Publicado: 21 de Junio
Do not buy this crap. Great to have indie games on Steam, bit this also means you can easily buy software that will not work on your machine. Picked this title for -66% (3.39 EUR) and it is still much more than it worths, considering it wont start. I spent an hour hunting for missing dll-s and troubleshooting info on forums. Lots of people complaining about missing dlls, devs blaming it on Directxs, but you know what? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, my DX works fine. This would not even worth a free download, so avoid it. I'll also make note of the developer, so I don't make the mistake again.
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Publicado: 6 de Agosto
El juego esta bien. Tiene unos graficos bastante malos y los sonidos peor. Pero aun asi, todo lo que pierde en graficos sonidos y algunas cosas mas lo gana en la simulacion, la idea del juego y su dificultad. En los primeros momentos se hace aburrido llevando cajas de un lado a otro pero sin embargo esta bastante bien. Conclusion: 7/10
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Publicado: 13 de Octubre
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0.5 h registradas
Publicado: 4 de Marzo
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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Publicado: 4 de Marzo
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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17.5 h registradas
Publicado: 5 de Marzo
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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Publicado: 5 de Marzo
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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Publicado: 4 de Marzo
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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Publicado: 26 de Mayo
Most of the reviews here would have you believe that this game is an absolute pile of garbage and should be skipped at all costs.
I recommend looking at a youtube video of some gameplay before making a descision.

When I saw this game at first, I was instantly interested, but severely discouraged by the negative reviews, and after watching a youtube video decided to buy the game.

The game is fun, challenging and engaging. Almost every aspect of the base itself is interactable in some way, and the emergent gameplay coming from environmental hazards, your friend eating all the rations, or perhaps even another player depressurizing the base make it a fun experience. You will complete many tasks during the setup of the base, including fixing comm towers, mining resources and eventually becoming completely self sufficient. The gameplay itself is solid, and very enjoyable. It is also quite realistic, and great for anybody interested in an RP game.

The only downside (for me at least) is that even though the graphics look like they were made before even Doom3, the game begins running horribly at around stage 4, making further progression impossible. Whilst this is likely due to my computer than the game itself, an update providing optimization would be great, or focusing on performance with your next game.

Gameplay: 9/10
Cost: 10/10
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Publicado: 20 de Marzo
This game is fun if you are into simulations. The only people complaining about graphics are the FPS kiddies. Of course this game doesn't have AAA graphics but they are more than good enough for a sub $10 simulation, especially if you crank it up to max settings.

There are a ton of things to do here like installing parts for the various equipment, repairing stuff, tweaking equipment settings, making sure everything is running properly, deploying weather beacons, growing plants, and much more. You are tasked with making a self sustaining martian base and let me tell you that requires quite a bit of time and work.

There are several phases and all of them keep adding more and more things for you to do and take care of. My advice is to ignore the "Score" for each phase and take your own time with things. It has some minor RPG elements as well since your character can earn skill points in several different categories like Engineering, Agriculture, and more.

It also has multiplayer which is a real nice touch.

This game is definitely worth it and I can't wait for the sequel or version 2.0 as the developer calls it.
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Publicado: 28 de Marzo
Look at how long the people who wrote negative reviews played. These people spent more time writing the review then playing. These people probably looking for a FPS. This is a game about survival.

Mars Colony challenger is a great game. The graphics are just fine.
THe missions start you off getting to know the ropes of the game, before finally trying to manage your base by yourself.
You have to first get your life support going inside your base, then the power and heat. You have to travel far in your rover to hook up radio and weather stations. You have to manage your power and keeps things maintained and repaired. All of this you have to do while keeping yourself heathy from radiation. You have to eat and drink and also urinate. You can not take your helmet off to do these things unless your base's life support is functioning. IF you are a mile away from base and you start to need food you have to go back.

I have 60 games on steam and most I never play. This is one of the best I have, I give it 5 out 5 stars. A very entertaining game. The only thing it needs is more content, you can expand this game so much. Maybe other moons or planets with alien life. BUt as it is it is good enough, especially for $10. I recommend this game for anyone who likes the trill to try to survive and manage a colony on mars. Everything is interactive.
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