Aboard the U.S.S. Armstrong, four crew members must survive a one way mission to Mars. Face procedurally generated outer space crisis using a heavily pixelated terminal green interface.
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Mixed (26) - 42% of the 26 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 11, 2016

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December 22, 2017

Mars 2030 [1.2.9] | Moonbase Down | Skyrim SE mods

Mars 2030 - Update [1.2.9]:
• Added 1x Pop-up Warning to Shoot (press K)
• Reduced the Chance of Launch Failures (Turn Off in Options)
• Added 1x USS Armstrong Pop-up Window (click ship)

Mars 2030 - Update [1.2.8]:
• Added a "Thrust" Warning Pop-up to Mars landing (tap W to thrust)
• Enhanced Mars Graphics
• Mars lander Smoke FX - added to indicate if the lander was damaged before orbit
• Hard Landing - Achievement added

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We have carefully listened to our players since Early Access 2-years ago. Dozens of upgrades have been made to Mars 2030 this year alone. Including graphical updates, FX, simulated moon exploration, planet views, and a pet rat. We call him Nimoy!

2017 Development Log:

Mars 2030 [1.2.0]
• Moonbase Rover: Moon sample delivery game featuring HD scan data of the Moon (press F2)
• Baby Lettuce Farming (press Tab)
• Pet Rat (press Tab)
• R.S.S. Rasputin, competitive space corp ship added
• Starbase Mars Mothership added (press F1)
• U.S.S. Armstrong graphic updated
• 25 Crew graphics updated
• Cockpit graphic updated
• Micrometeorite Storm graphics updated
• Asteroid Field graphics updated
• Added New Launch Failure
• Button added to fire Mass Drivers from Ship Status Window (press P)
• Button added to Overclock Shields from Ship Status Window (press P)
• GUI Close buttons added
• Help screen clarified and updated (press Esc)
• Reduced number of Solar Storms
• Reduced the chance of Space Crisis, to provide more media time
• Added 5 New Achievements:

Hotfix [1.2.3]:
• Should fix a bug that caused the progress indicator to vanish.
• Fixes a bug that could cause the Crew Crisis Selection Window to close too quickly leading to crew neglect.
• Fixes a bug that caused a sound FX loop in Moonbase Rover under certain conditions.
• Fixes a bug that could cause Space Gunner's shots to bypass certain Asteroids.
• Should fix a bug that could cause the "Pause" text to overlap the score.
• Slightly Boosted Moonbase Rover speed.
• Adds Lens FX to Rocket Take-Off sequence.

Hotfix [1.2.4]:
• Should really fix a bug that caused the progress indicator to vanish.
• Fixed a bug that could cause the Help screen to appear and not be able to be closed.

Update [1.2.5]:
• R.S.S. Rasputin song added.
• Starbase Mars Mothership added. (press F1)
• U.S.S. Armstrong controls are no longer floaty.
• Fixed a bug that could cause Starbase Mars stealth ships to not be correctly destroyed.
• Starbase Mars stealth ships will now spawn slightly more often.
• Slightly buffed Starbase Mars railgun drone hit points.
• Added keyboard tips to two crew interactions.

Mars 2030 - Update [1.2.6]:
• Jupiter Probe: Hera 1 added. Simulates a probe in orbit around Jupiter (press F3)
• Mars Telescopic view added (press F3)
• Ship Function Selector added (press P, click new list icon)
• Help screen updated
• Fixes minor unreported bugs
• New Achievement added

Mars 2030 [1.3] Coming Soon!:
Expect a Nimoy the rat update and we are extra excited to release the third Mars 2030 mini-game Moonbase Down:

Thank you for playing Mars 2030 and supporting our long term development efforts. We fix all reported game breaking bugs asap. If you encounter any, please let us known in comments or discussions.

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About This Game

"An exhaustive simulation of a manned mission to Mars, meticulously detailed... this is an extremely daunting affair."-Pinback

2015 Steam Greenlight Reactions to Mars 2030

"I want it so badly I think I just ate my hand"

"More Like Mars 1983."


Experience the greatest dangers of outer space travel aboard the advanced spaceship the U.S.S. Armstrong. Equipped with Auto-Nav, Twin Ion Drives, Charged Particle Shields, and Dual Mass Drivers.

Each mission to Mars, the United Space Society selects the four best astronauts available for the task, but you decide the fate of each and every one of them.

Core Features

  • Mile-for-Mile Earth to Mars Simulator: Crisis Waiting Game
  • Outer Space Hazards: Micrometeors, Solar Flares, Radiation, and more
  • Simulated Crew: Skill, Health, & Emotional Stability
  • Shoot or Dodge: Rogue Asteroid Fields
  • Detailed U.S.S. Armstrong Systems, Parts, Repairs, & Spacewalking
  • Launch Failures (Optional)
  • Encounter the R.S.S. Rasputin (Optional)
  • 2030 Media Room: Two Mini-Games
  • Random Name Generator
  • Sim Rat
  • Baby Lettuce Farming
  • Jupiter Probe: Hera I
  • Starbase Mars: Unlimited Level Space Station vs. Armada
  • Moonbase Rover: Explore HD scan of the Moon. Make a record delivery to four Moonbases.
  • Unlimited content updates with one-time purchase!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 25 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit or better
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 25 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit or better
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