Required: Exercise bike with bluetooth Power/Speed sensors. An MMO that will have you riding with friends on real Mars terrain thanks to images from NASA's JPL & UofA. But you are not alone, help secure the supply lines and deliver the cargo - ride to survive!
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“IMPORTANT: This game requires an exercise bike with bluetooth Power or Speed sensors.

We believe, to make SOL great, we need the help of the cycling and gaming community so we can be creative with this genre while still maintaining key elements that make it a useful cycling training tool. Please join us in it's creation and together make something truly unique!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to be developing early access for about 6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the final version we plan to have more Mars terrains, routes, gameplay and models.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“- One large MMO Massive Multiplayer Online game with real Mars map, rendered in beautiful 4k!
- 3 missions to get your started with there own scoreboards
- Alien defenses gunner and banter (to defend yourself!)
- Trainer connectivity via ANT+ and Bluetooth FTMS (Tacx Neo and Wahoo bluetooth also supported to limited degrees)
- Mars weather effects, dust storm, twisters, rockslides and meteors
- SpaceX modelled shuttle, launchpad and habitat.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, we plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are sharing all our development on Trello:
https://trello.com/b/HpSqCJ26

Please come and check it out!”
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Reviews

“We have ridden a lot of beta's and they are not playable and not ridable for 1 Hour 20 Minutes on your second ride.”
Team ODZ - JFlo

“It's like a race... a race to... a ramp test!!”
Team ODZ - Waggs

“When you see what the start as the base for the platform, you can see where they could be going with this game - in creative and thoughtful directions.”
Alison K.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

About This Game


Many months have passed and we lack electricity, water and food. Our fragile colony is crumbling. We were not prepared - we thought we were alone.
The bikes were an obvious solution; they require little resources and are just fast enough to get passed the swarms.
We will work together to take back control of the supply lines. We will ride to survive...

Gameplay:

An MMO that will have you riding with friends on real Mars terrain thanks to images from NASA's JPL & UofA. But you are not alone, help secure the supply lines and deliver the cargo - ride to survive!

  • Buy the game - you get the game (Early Access)
  • No in app purchases
  • No pay to win items

Terrain:

  • Real Mars Terrain
  • 4K Textures
  • Realistic Weather Effects

Rider:

  • Your Real Legs
  • Simulated Mars Physics, such as Gravity & Air Resistance
  • Mechanical Pressure Spandex & Polymer Space Suits

Bike:

  • Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Wheels
  • Inbuilt Moxie Life Support System
  • Safety Lights and Suspension

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:



--------------------------------EXAMPLES--------------------------------

Smart Trainers:
These trainters have a built in Bluetooth and ANT+ sensor to transmit power and speed to the computer.
- CycleOps H3 Direct Drive
- ELITE Suito Interactive Trainer
- Garmin Tacx Flow Smart Trainer
- Tacx Flux S Direct Drive Smart Trainer


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Turbo (Dumb) Trainer**:
**These are cheaper options used to prop the bike and provide resistance to the wheels manually. You will need to add a Speed or Power Sensor (not both). See below..
- CycleOps Fluid 2
- CycleOps Hammer
- Wahoo Kickr Snap
- Travel Trac Comp Fluid
- Kinetic Road Machine


PLUS:

Speed Sensors**:
- Wahoo RPM Speed and Cadence sensor
- Magene S3+ Cycling Speed and Cadence Sensor
- KE LIN Bicycle 2 in 1 Speed Cadence Sensor


OR

Power Meter**:
- Stages Power
- Garmin Vector3



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WHAT IS ANT+?
ANT+ vs Bluetooth:
Although your devices may more readily have Bluetooth, the services advertised on Bluetooth are not all the same, so some devices may not work well with Bluetooth. If you have an option to connect via ANT+ we recommend this. Search for ANT+ dongle, such as:
- Anself USB ANT+ Stick for Garmin Forerunner


ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT (ADVANCED):
Spin Bikes*:
- Wahoo Kickr Bike
- Stages Cycling Smart Bike
- Tacx Neo smart bike
- Wattbike Atom,
- Echelon Smart Connect EX3
- Sportstech SX400 Speedbike
- Reebok ZJET 460 Exercise Bike
*Your local gym may have a compatible spin bike and SOL is also currently available on iOS mobile.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: x86
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce series 9 or better
    • DirectX: Version 8.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Stereo Sound
    • Additional Notes: Bluetooth
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: x86
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce series 9 or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Stereo Sound
    • Additional Notes: Bluetooth or ANT+ Wireless connectivity
    Minimum:
    • OS: High Sierra
    • Processor: x86
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce series 9 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Stereo Sound
    • Additional Notes: Bluetooth or ANT+ Wireless connectivity to a Exercise bike or a bike with speed sensor.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mojave
    • Processor: x86
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce series 9 or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Stereo Sound
    • Additional Notes: Bluetooth or ANT+ Wireless connectivity to a Exercise bike or a bike with speed sensor.
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