You're the AI of a rickety colony ship, bound for the red planet. You have limited resources, a desperate crew, and an unknown fate awaiting you. Can you survive the journey across the Big Black?
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Mixed (13) - 61% of the 13 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 22, 2017
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July 12

#LOVEINDIES Week Sale and Competition



On Monday, #LoveIndies week starts!

--> What is #loveindies week?

Destination Ares will be 29% off here on Steam! (wtf, why 29%?)

I'm also running a bit of a competition for part of the week, and winners can get swag (stickers!) for themselves and keys to give to their friends.

Find out more about the competition in this blog post.

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April 1

PAX East

This week, I'll be taking Destination Ares to Boston for PAX East!

I scored a sweet opportunity with the Indie MEGABOOTH folks and will have a little station Thursday and Friday (April 5th and 6th), section 17070.

If you're going to be at PAX, come on by and meet me! I'll have stickers to give out, and you can show off your ridiculous and sadistic ship design skills. :kitchen:

Hope I get to meet some of you.

-Pat

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Reviews

“I can't stop suffocating them... 10/10. I had a blasty-blast.”
10/10 – JustJarmo

“The ship ran out of power, all systems malfunctioned, and everyone died... A game that has obviously been loved by its creator.”
Recommended – GeekDad

About This Game

A colony spaceship has been thrown together with old, worn parts. The crew boots up the ship's artificial intelligence as they start the arduous journey to the red planet.

You've awoken, AI. Can you keep your crew alive and survive the journey ahead?

Take Fate into Your (Digital) Hands


Design your own ship. Customize everything.

Directly control the ship's systems, set alarms to get the crew's attention, and respond to emergencies. Will luck be enough?

You will die, alone and drifting, in the dark.

Brutal and Challenging Experience


  • Deep mechanics
  • Simple controls
  • Responsive difficulty, always Hard
  • Short sessions

A single run takes less than half an hour, but success takes hours of mastery. If it comes at all.

An Uncaring World


Destination Ares is about losing power over time rather than gaining it. It's about the internal struggle instead of the external. There are no aliens or guns; just nonchalant blobs of water named Charlie.

Discover hidden, branching story arcs with several endings, ponder the meaning of existence, panic as another system breaks down, and laugh at a crew that is woefully incompetent.

Lose capability over time. You're no farmboy-turned-hero; play smarter, because you certainly won't get stronger.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP2+, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, +
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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