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.
All Reviews:
Mixed (36) - 44% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 11, 2016

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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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