Sci-fi colony management with a focus on expansion and exploration. Dig out the underground and explore the surface of an alien world as you rebuild your facility, grow your colony, manage colonists and robots and discover the mysteries of a new home light years from Earth.
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Very Positive (167) - 83% of the 167 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 16, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As the sole developer of Mercury Fallen, early access is a great way to support the project and build a community of players that can assist in its development through feedback, reporting and exposure. The game has already benefited greatly from community feedback and through Early Access I hope to continue to grow the community as the game evolves. Join the adventure and help make Mercury Fallen the best it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm excited to say that Mercury Fallen is is nearly feature complete and the next major content release will be the 1.0 release of the game. Smaller updates are currently in development, but the 1.0 release is planned for later this year.”

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

“I'm excited to say that Mercury Fallen is is nearly feature complete and the next major content release will be the 1.0 release of the game. My final vision for the game includes the conclusion of the primary mission story/campaign; complete story related data logs; update to object and interface visuals; quality of life improvements; in-game and Steam achievements; additional smaller additions and tweaks.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Mercury Fallen has been enjoyed by thousands of players, some of which have hundreds of hours of play time. The game is nearing completion and players can already enjoy a procedurally created world for them to construct their underground facility. Manage colonists, robots and vehicles while you unlock research projects, craft items, gather resources and explore underground and the planet surface of an alien world. Construct surface buildings and trade with passing alien ships. The game has a solidly playable and enjoyable foundation as well as great replay value.”

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

“A minor price increase is planned after release.”

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

“Most games are only as good as the community behind it. As a solo developer, it's not always easy to address all individual concerns, but I am eager to communicate with my audience via email, community forums and social media. I do my best to listen to player feedback and deliver on what makes sense for the game. I also involve the community in optional experimental versions of the game before main game updates.”
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About This Game

Howdy Folks!

My name is Tim and I'm the solo developer of Mercury Fallen. While the majority of the content is currently available, the game is in early access and is not fully feature complete. Please read the Early Access info at the top for more details.

After being sent to a distant planet, a group of colonists awake to find that their stasis capsules have malfunctioned causing them to oversleep. The once-new underground facility has fallen to ruin.

Mercury Fallen is a relaxed sci-fi colony management experience with a focus on exploration, expansion and story progression. Play the game at your own pace as you deconstruct the old facility, construct new rooms, make discoveries, conduct research and expand both the underground and surface of an alien planet.

Mercury Fallen is currently under development by a solo developer.

Deconstruct the ruins of the crumbling facility and harvest various resources. Construct a variety of rooms that require specific flooring and machinery to function.

Research new technologies to unlock new rooms, objects and recipes. Make new discoveries and send colonists on expeditions to the planet surface.

Uncover new resources, discoveries and lore as you explore and exploit the planet surface using a variety of constructed vehicles. Expand your power network above ground with a variety of power generation methods.

Manage your colonists’ needs by designing and constructing sleeping, recreation, crafting areas and more. Each colonist has unique quirks that affect their behavior in various ways. Manage colonist schedules to ensure they stay happy and motivated.

  • Grow various terrestrial and alien crops for material and meal production.
  • Grow clones and assemble robots to expand your facility population.
  • Manage colonists’ injuries, ailments, jobs, quirks and needs.
  • Uncover additional colonists, robots and discoveries hidden in collapsed sections of the Mercury Facility.
  • Build and manage power and water resources.
  • Research technology to unlock new structures, recipes, crops and more.
  • Send your colonists to explore points of interest on the surface.
  • React to and prepare for random events such as cave-ins and crop disease.
  • Customize your colonists’ names, outfit colors and equipment.
  • Modding support via Steam Workshop
  • Take advantage of procedural generation, so that each new game is a new experience.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible card (shader model 3)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit CPU and OS
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit CPU and OS
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 (AMD or NVIDIA equivalent)
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit CPU and OS
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit CPU and OS

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