Scientifically inspired, race into space strategy game supported by the UK Space Agency, tasking players with choosing an agency and managing the entire campaign from launch to landing. Build bases, establish allegiances, manage your resources effectively, and be the first to Mars!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Mars Horizon is a passion project for Auroch Digital and because of this we wanted to actively engage with our community to improve the game in the run-up to full launch. The input of space enthusiasts and strategy gamers like yourself offers us valuable opportunities for feedback where we can do that. Auroch Digital has been part of two previous Early Access projects, both of which passed through into release with all the features promised.

Your purchase of Mars Horizon on Early Access enables us to further refine several areas of the game's balance, including...
  • The costs and rewards of missions.
  • The set-up of modules used in mission control.
  • The flow and missions needed to achieve the Mars mission itself.

We’re also hoping to get a range of feedback from Space industry people and being in Early Access gives us the scope to improve the game with this feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to enter Early Access for between 3 and 5 months.”

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

“Balancing is a production focus. We want to achieve balancing that allows the United States to feel like the United States - the same is also true for Russia, and Europe respectively. The core content of the game will remain the same - Early Access is a focus on balancing, mission flow, and adding in new ideas for events and missions.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Mars Horizon is a complete game - it has all of the gameplay aspects we planned for it. What Early Access allows us to do is polish the game through player feedback and ideas.”

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

“We want to reward players that join us early by offering the game at a lower price, then raising it for the full release. By joining Early Access, not only do you get the game at a better price, but you get to shape it too!”

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

“We will be speaking with players in the Steam Community, listening to suggestions on balance and theme. We want to know how the experience was - from varying playthroughs to bug fixes, and improvements of gameplay performance. We have systems built allowing us to add in new events and missions, so ideas and thoughts on this can be incorporated too.”
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About This Game

In Mars Horizon the player is tasked with leading a major space agency from the dawn of the space age though to humanity's journey to Mars.

Players run a government space agency from when the first rockets launched into the atmosphere, right through to the first crewed mission to Mars.

Research new tech, expand your agency base, build rockets, send satellites into orbit, and launch a variety of missions. As the player, you’re in charge of every element of the journey into space.

  • YOUR RACE INTO SPACE: All your decision-making and strategic prowess counts. Will you be patient in crafting the most high-tech base or strive to get the first human on Mars?

  • SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY: Auroch Digital has been developing Mars Horizon in affiliation with the UK Space Agency to ensure absolute detail in space travel, engineering, and the preparation needed for a successful mission into space.

  • CREW MANAGEMENT: Management is a key aspect of Mars Horizon and you’ll need to hire the right crew to successfully build, launch, and land on Mars.

  • DIPLOMATIC ALLIANCES: Enter into diplomatic partnerships with other agencies to share the rewards of space exploration, or risk going it alone for even greater benefits.

  • BUILD & DESIGN: Construct your dream rocket from multiple vehicle parts and store its design for later missions.

  • COMPONENT EXPERIENCE: Level up your vehicle parts after repeated missions to increase its reliability, and use upgrade slots for even more improvements.

  • UNIQUE CONTRACTORS: Agencies have a number of contractors they can call on for construction of vehicles, each with their own selection of unique benefits...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10, 32bit
    • Processor: 1.80GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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