The taming of the Red Planet has begun! Corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water.
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Mixed (40) - 57% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (422) - 49% of the 422 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Oct 17, 2018
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April 23

BoardGameQuest Award + Update 1.515 patch notes



Dear Terraformers,

The update 1.515 has been released, adding nine bugfixes and two other changes.

Bugfixes
- Helion could fall into negative MegaCredits when attempting to buy Standard Projects using Heat with no MegaCredits.
- User playing as Helion was unable to use Heat to buy cards with certain actions.
- The player tray remained on an opponent if they gained resources during the user's turn.
- In very rare cases, two winners were wrongly declared at the end of a game despite different final scores.
- "Ranking" was wrongly mentioned twice in the player's profile.
- Power Infrastructure’s (194) action could be greyed out despite the necessary resources being available.
- Mining Rights (067) and Mining Area (064) were missing production icons when using Robotic Workforce (086).
- Terraform rating continued to increase when performing actions which would increase an already maxed-out global parameter with Regolith Eaters (033).
- The action of Search for Life (005) revealed the card only to the player using it.

Miscellaneous changes
- The amount of game seeds involved in the creation of game sessions has been increased from 999 to 2,147,483,647.
- The in-game credits now list the names of the users who actively participated in the previous beta tests.

We'll continue improving the player experience over the next weeks and months. If you experience any issue, please inform us in the Bug reports thread.

BoardGameQuest Awards
In other news, Terraforming Mars has been picked as the "Best Digital Board Game" by the editorial team and readers of BoardGameQuest: https://www.boardgamequest.com/2018-board-game-award-winners

If you enjoy the game, feel free to leave a review and tell your friends. Thank you for your support and happy terraforming!
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April 16

Beta Test update 1.512

Dear Terraformers,

The beta branch has been updated with the build 1.512, adding nine bugfixes and two other changes.

Bugfixes
- Power Infrastructure’s (194) action could be greyed out despite the necessary resources being available.
- Mining Rights (067) and Mining Area (064) were missing production icons when using Robotic Workforce (086).
- Helion could fall into negative MegaCredits when attempting to buy Standard Projects using Heat with no MegaCredits.
- User playing as Helion was unable to use Heat to buy cards with certain actions.
- In very rare cases, two winners were wrongly declared at the end of a game despite different final scores.
- The player tray remained on an opponent if they gained resources during the user's turn.
- Terraform rating continued to increase when performing actions which would increase an already maxed-out global parameter with Regolith Eaters (033).
- The action of Search for Life (005) revealed the card only to the player using it.
- "Ranking" was wrongly mentioned twice in the player's profile.

Miscellaneous changes
- The amount of game seeds involved in the creation of game sessions increased from 999 to 2,147,483,647.
- The in-game credits now contain the names of users who actively participated in the previous beta tests.

Feedback
Please let us know in the pinned thread Beta branch feedback - build 1.512 and following if you experience any issue.

How to join / leave the Beta
In the Library tab of your Steam client, browse the left-side list and right-click on Terraforming Mars. Select Properties.

In the new window, visit the Betas tab. In the drop-down menu, select betatest - Patch beta test and close the window. Steam will download the update.


If you wish to leave the beta and continue playing Terraforming Mars:
1- Go into Terraforming Mars’ properties
2- Select the “Beta” tab
3- Select the “NONE – Opt out of all beta programs” option
4- Delete the content of this folder:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\LocalLow\LuckyHammers\Terraforming Mars
Make sure that you check all files have been deleted, some of them are set as “hidden” and will need to be revealed to be deleted.

What's next?
This beta test is limited in its duration. If no serious offenders are reported, the content of the beta will be pushed to the live branch.

Happy terraforming!
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About This Game



The taming of the Red Planet has begun!
Corporations are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water. As terraforming progresses, more and more people will immigrate from Earth to live on the Red Planet.
In Terraforming Mars, you control a corporation with a certain profile. Play project cards, build up production, place your cities and green areas on the map, and race for milestones and awards! Will your corporation lead the way into humanity’s new era?

Features:

  • The official adaptation of the cult board game, faithfully developed with the help of Jacob Fryxelius, author of the boardgame.
  • Turn-based strategy: choose a specialized corporation, build facilities, research innovative technologies and manage your resources productions
  • Life on Mars? Improve the conditions on the Red Planet by warming it up to melt the ice and create oceans, planting oxygen-producing flora and introducing both small and big animals.
  • Corporation rivalry: it’s a nice forest you’ve planted there - wouldn’t it be a shame if a large asteroid was steered to crash right on it? Develop Projects that will slow down your opponents!
  • Mars for all: play solo or with up to 5 players in multiplayer games against local or online opponents, humans or AI
  • Game variant: Try the Corporate Era rules, for a more complex game. This variant adds new cards, including 2 new corporations, and focuses on economy and technology. These are projects that do not contribute directly to terraforming, but make the corporations stronger, adding new strategic choices to the game!
  • Solo Challenge: Finish terraforming Mars before the end of generation 14. Try new rules and features in the most challenging solo mode on the (Red) planet.
  • Draft variant available: Add a new level of strategy and depth by choosing your best cards and blocking your opponents. During the Research Phase, start by drawing 4 cards, choose one and pass the others to the next player. Continue to choose a card and pass the rest on until all cards drawn have been drafted. Which card will you choose? Will you block your opponent from getting a card, or choose one that fits your strategy best?
  • More to terraform: additional content to come after launch

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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