Board the U.S.S. Armstrong on the first one way mission to Mars. Direct four randomly generated crew on a deadly adventure in simulated real time across 195-million miles.
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Mixed (33) - 45% of the 33 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 11, 2016

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December 20, 2018

Land of Arxox | Coming Soon

One year before we started work on Mars 2030 work began on a giant open world game called Dwarfscape. We have since made it much bigger and put years of fantasy RPG love into it:

Biome 1 of 8: The Forest of Humanity

Biome 2 of 8: The Putrid Bogs

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November 22, 2018

Mars 2030 [1.4.2]: Cave Ice Mining & User Guide

Read the Mars 2030 User Guide! [1.4]

The development plan for Mars 2030 extends to the amazing year 2030! We hope you jump in now and check back here for the latest dev notes.

Mars 2030 [1.4.1] | Dev Log
  • New! Simulated Cave Ice Mining
  • Updated Starbase Mars graphics
  • Rogue Asteroid impacts now cause massive damage, instead of certain doom
  • Asteroid randomization tweaked slightly
  • Fixed: bug that could cause a "ghost" sleeping Rat to remain after death
  • Fixed: rare glitch that could cause Moon Rover to vanish on some PCs
  • Reduced the spawn rate of navigation arrows
  • 5-Stasis Mines now awarded by default in Moonbase Down
  • Ice Miner Achievement added:

Mars 2030 [1.4.2] | Dev Log
  • Buffed Sim Rats durability to radiation
  • Added 1x help window to Starbase Mars & Moonbase Rover
  • Added help button: Lower right hand corner of the main window
  • Lab & App windows now auto-close if the mission fails
  • Close button on the Interior Map was made more visible
  • Touch screen GUI no longer functions unless selected in options

Mars 2030 [1.4] has arrived and it’s the most fun version of the game yet. Two new mini-games were released in 2018, making this year the largest content expansion since launch. We have also continued to smooth out overall game play based directly on player feedback.

We are excited about emulating Cave Ice Mining on Mars over months of in-game flight time. It's a rewarding progression between hazards and there is an element of chance to your results. Once an ice vein is depleted, the number of ice units collected is added to your mission score x100.

Get started mining by pressing the list icon on the ship status window:

In case you missed the release of Moonbase Down, arcade mode is included for free with Mars 2030! Support development and gain early access to Sandbox mode by purchasing it seperately:

If you encounter any problems or bugs whatsoever - please report it in comments below or discussions. We fix all reported issues as quickly as possible.

Thank you so much,
:Mars2030: :Armstrong: :MarsMission:
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“One would think this would be used as the primary training tool should humanity ever reach the point where we are prepared to head to the Red Planet.”

“The mechanics gel neatly with what I've come to understand as the underlying theme and message of the game: that a realistic journey to Mars is a long-haul slog rife with equal parts tedium, uncertainty, and eventually triumph.”

“If you loved Oregon Trail (or Organ Trail), then you'll probably love this. The art style is reminiscent of older games and fits right in with the mechanics.”
-Urist McLlurendt

About This Game

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

Retro | RPG | Sim

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 oversee the fate of each one of them when it matters most.

Every second that passes equals 1-hour of travel time to Mars.


  • Mile-for-Mile Earth to Mars Simulator: Crisis Waiting Game
  • Procedurally Generated Space Hazards
  • Simulated Crew: Skill, Health, Stability, Interactions, & Decisions
  • Detailed Spaceship Systems: Parts, Repairs, & Spacewalking
  • Random Crew Generator
  • Emulated Mars Cave Ice Mining
  • Sim Rat
  • Baby Lettuce Farming
  • Jupiter Probe: Hera I
  • Launch Failures (Optional)
  • Encounter the R.S.S. Rasputin
  • Moonbase Down: Sci-Fi Horror Rogue-Like
  • Starbase Mars: Unlimited Level Space Station Defense
  • Moonbase Rover: Make ore deliveries to four Moon Bases
  • Unlimited updates until 2030 with one-time purchase!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video Memory or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit or better
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2 GB Video Memory or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit or better

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