JCB Pioneer: Mars drops you onto the surface of The Red Planet. Your mission: To survive and prepare Mars for future human colonization.
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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?

“We want to receive your feedback while the game is still in a relatively early stage, so that we can make meaningful changes based upon how you, the community, want to play the game.

JCB Pioneer: Mars is now at a stage where we think it is appropriate to open up to a wider audience to help us test, refine, and guide us in the development of new features.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the game to remain in early access for approximately 1 year from launch, in which time we hope to develop features and make improvements based upon community feedback.”

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

“The current version of the game has a wealth of content available, but is in need of refinement, bug-fixes and further development. We intend to respond quickly to your feedback, ideas, bug reports, and data generated through your play sessions throughout Early Access.

Here are some specific feature's we're considering and want to work with you on:

- Multiplayer Co-op (This is our highest priority!)
- More vehicles
- More suits
- Different difficulty levels (e.g. Hardcore)
- Bridge Building
- Mining
- Underground exploration
- Frontier game play
- new buildings
...more?”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We believe the game offers a good experience and more than enough content to sink your teeth into. The core game play is present: Survive, Explore, Colonize.

Currently, there are three vehicles available which allow you to construct a colony with over 13 different types of building.

Co-op play is not yet available, but this our highest priority feature post-launch.”

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

“Yes, potentially, the price may increase during the Early Access period as more features are added.”

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

“We want to hear directly from the community about their experience in JCB Pioneer: Mars. Player feedback will become a large part of our decision making process going forwards through Early Access and beyond.

We'll be interacting with community through the forums, reviews, and regular polls on contentious features and direction. Further to this we will be monitoring data generated by players play-sessions to really learn how players are playing the game as interestingly this is often different from how both players and the game designers can perceive they are playing the game.”
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December 7, 2018

December Announcement

Hello Pioneers,

After months of hard work, we are now happy to announce that we will be pushing our Beta Version 2 build to the main steam branch!

What this means?

For anyone who hasn't been playing the BETA branch of the game, you will now be required to download the new version of JCB Pioneer: Mars. Unfortunately, due to the nature of our restructuring and rebuilding of the game, you will be forced to lose any and all progress that you have gained up to this point and will need to restart the game from the very beginning. We apologise for any inconvenience but are assured that you will find the new version plays better than the original.

For any who have been playing the BETA branch, you will need to swap back to the main branch of the game from now on as we will not be pushing any further updates to the BETA branch.

Here's a link to the updates/bugs fixes made to Version 2.0 of the game:
Version 2.0 Updates and Bug Fixes


Going Ahead
There is still plenty of balancing, bug fixes, more content (Research and Workers) that we are still progressing with and will soon be able to give you an update on those very soon.

As a final reminder, any issues with the Version 2 build please now use the main Bug & Issue Reports subforum.


We thank you for your patience and thank you for reading

Atomicom Team
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August 29, 2018

Beta Test Publicly Available

Hello Pioneers,

We'd like to announce to you all that we've now made the Beta test build for Version 2.0 publicly available to everyone who has purchased the game.

Please bear in mind it is the test build for Version 2 and we'd like your help in finding issues and bugs with the build, and possible balancing issues. Issues fixed will be applied to the test build as soon as possible.

If you'd like to help, any issues you've found with the new build can be reported to this Version 2/0 BETA Test -Bugs & Issues Reports thread.

We sincerely thank you all for your support.

Atomicom
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About This Game

WHAT IS JCB PIONEER: MARS?


JCB Pioneer: Mars drops you onto the surface of The Red Planet. Your mission: To survive and prepare Mars for future human colonization.

Experience incredible survival sandbox gameplay and explore Mars using a selection of futuristic, ultra-rugged JCB vehicles designed specifically for the challenge. Mine precious materials, construct large-scale buildings and research new technologies to ensure humanity's future lies beyond planet Earth.

Soon, you'll be able to team up online with other Pioneers to expand your base and earn special rewards. JCB Pioneer: Mars brings the harsh reality of the Red Planet to life with detailed high definition graphics, vehicle physics and weather effects from Unreal Engine 4.

Key Features

- A hardcore blend of survival and construction gameplay
- Mine new resources, construct buildings and research new technology to grow your colony
- The power of Unreal Engine 4 provides players an ultra-realistic, breath-taking planetary experience
- Traverse the planet using highly futuristic heavy-duty construction and mining vehicles designed by actual JCB engineers
- Overcome everything the hostile environment throws at you including meteor strikes, dust clouds and electrical storms

Coming to Steam Early Access

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (or later)
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Modern Dedicated Graphics Card
    • Storage: 16 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (or later)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Modern Dedicated Graphics Card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: TBD MB available space

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