Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

Building and upgrading the first base plays an important role in colonizing Mars, so today’s post is focused on this topic.



Building constructions begins with “the design mode”.
This stage is unlimited and won’t require using resources. First you have to place the “ghosts” of buildings anywhere you want and see if you’re satisfied with the results. You can freely change the ghost placement or destroy them by using a grinder, without losing resources.



You can place the building sections side by side to connect them or place it independently without any connection. If the modules are joined together, the pressure inside a buildings is compensated. When the constructions are set independently, you have to build two airlocks. Remember that designing, as well as building can be done on a flat terrain.



When you already designed the constructions, you can start to build them with a welder tool. This process requires resources. Constructions can be built from modules and components which are printed by using a 3D printer. If you don’t have enough materials, you won’t be able to produce required components. You can destroy buildings using a grinder tool, but it is connected with a partial loss of materials.



As you progress through the game you will be able to build and upgrade another base - your dreamed martian base! In that case you'll need lots of resources to produce required components. Future devlog will give you the details of the 3D printer, which is an essential device in construction process.

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Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

ChemLab (Chemistry Laboratory) is another type of workbench (part of martian Hab) used to perform and discover new chemical reactions, such as: electrolysis, sabatier reaction, making rocket fuel and others.



The laboratory is equipped with chemical fume hood and tools: electrolysis station, the reactor, micro-crusher, lab phials, burner, mixer etc. The workplace is also equipped with a screen that displays formulas of each reaction and instructions. Some of the essential ingredients you will find in the inventory or on the table.



At the beginning of the game, you will be able to make only basic reactions. As you progress through your Technology Tree you will be able to perform and unlock more chemical reactions.



While working in the Chemlab you have to remember about safety and to follow the instructions displayed on the screen. Performing the chemical reactions carelessly can be very dangerous and can cause the damage. For example, if the pressure you set is to high the reactor will explode!

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask on our discord channel! Stay tuned for more updates and keep following us on social media!

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

The Workbench will allow you to repair broken parts of the Printed Circuit Boards that are used in the electronic equipment available in the game. It is equipped with soldering station with hot air tool and soldering iron. On the workbench you can also find multimeter station and a case with the new components for the PCBs.

As part of the Workbench you will have access to a helping multi-display, which will allow you to zoom and diagnose even the tiniest SMD components.



First step in PCB repair will be desoldering. In order to disassemble the damaged components, you have to melt the solder alloy by using a hot air tool.



Then you can replace a faulty compoment with a new element.



Next you can use the soldering iron to solder the new component back into the board.

Sometimes a PCB will also have broken conductive tracks. They can be fixed by using the soldering station as well. Place the soldering iron on the broken track and put new solder along it’s path.



Once the process is done, you can use the multimeter station to check if the connections are fixed and the PCB is repaired.

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We will write more details about using the Workbench and the PCBs in future devlogs, so stay tuned for the updates! Keep following us on social media and feel free to join our discord channel

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

Mars is a cold planet and the average temperature is much lower than on Earth. Due to the thin atmosphere of the Red Planet, the significant temperature drop can be observed.

As we mentioned in previous devlog, fortunately the player has a weather forecast system which warns about the expected temperature drop and incoming natural events. The weather alerts will be received about an hour before the expected temperature drop or incoming weather phenomenon, so you will have enough time to take shelter inside a base or a heavy rover.
When the atmospheric temperature is already very low or when the natural event strikes, the warning will appear on the screen.



Especially the nighttime temperature is dangerously cold so it is important to find shelter immediately!

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That would be all for this week. Stay tuned for more updates and keep following us on social media! If you have any questions related to the game, feel free to ask on our discord channel

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

Solar storm is an another natural phenomenon that frequently occurs on the Red Planet. These events are often caused by the sudden and powerful solar flares, which are usually accompanied by a coronal mass ejection - a massive burst of solar wind.

Solar storm increases radiation levels on the surface of the planet. During solar events, UV and X-rays are also released which could interfere with long-distance radio communication radars and devices that use these frequencies.

Energetic particles emitted by the Sun are a big radiation hazard to people, because they can pass through the space suit, so it is important to take shelter inside a base or a Rover immediately! Fortunately the player has a weather forecast system which usually warns him about the incoming events.



Solar storms could trigger Auroras at Mars, which can cover the entire planet, because the Red Planet has no strong magnetic field to concentrate the aurora near polar regions.



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Future devlog also will be focused on weather events that occur on the Red Planet. Keep following us on social media and feel free to join our discord channel.

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

Various atmospheric and astronomical phenomenons, such as meteor storms, sandstorms, solar storms often occur on Mars. Some of them could be extremely dangerous not only for the people, but also for buildings and equipment. In today’s post, you can learn about sandstorm and meteor shower.


Meteor shower - astronomical phenomenon, very common on Mars, in which a number of meteors are observed to fall from one point in the sky carving fresh craters into the Martian surface. It occurs more than 200 times per year! usually when the orbit of the Red Planet goes through a meteor stream from the Asteroid Belt or through a tail of small comet fragments.

During meteor storm it’s better to take shelter inside a base or a Rover, because you can get hit by a meteorite or by some debris from nearby devices. This phenomenon also causes damage to the infrastructure. It is important to remember about safety and don’t get too close to the damaged solar batteries or transformers - you can die from being electrocuted!


Sandstorm - atmospheric event that is formed when solar heating warms the Martian atmosphere and causes the air to move and lift large amounts of sand and dust. In reality they can last for months, covering even the entire planet, but in the game Mars won’t be that harsh.

Sandstorms in the game will last hours, not months and cover only some part of the planet. Sand particles can cause damage to the equipment, vehicles and buildings. Remember to clean your equipment after the storm and fix your base as soon as possible!



In the next devlog, you will read about other natural phenomenons that occur on the Red Planet.
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Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

Spectral Detector is a tool for detecting resources in rocks and the presence of water in Martian soil. It allows for spectroscopic analysis of rocks and soil to learn about their composition.

It will also let you measure the amount of surface hydrogen to estimate the volume of water reservoir below it. Additionally Spectral Detector will acquire information about the rate of water yield and distance to the center of water-rich spot.



At the beginning, the range of a device will be limited to 250 m. In the later stages of the game you will be able to upgrade the detector, which will increase the range of a tool and speed up rock scanning.

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Stay tuned for more updates and keep following us on social media! Feel free to join our discord channel

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/

See also our other game about Mars: Rover Mechanic Simulator!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/864680/Rover_Mechanic_Simulator
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games


Dear Martians!

In today's post we would like you to take a look at a very useful device, which you will get to use on Mars. The detonator is a device that can be used to trigger explosives or ignite solid rocket motors.



The explosives have a dual purpose. They can be used for mining in order to obtain raw materials from rocks or to demolish buildings and constructions.

They also serve as solid rocket fuel for sounding rockets. If you construct a rocket correctly (which isn’t easy) - triggering a detonator should launch the rocket, but don’t forget to keep a safe distance!



Of course there will also be liquid fuel rockets in the game, but that’s a story for another DevLog ;)

If you have any questions related to the game, feel free to join our discord channel.
Keep following us on social media!

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/
Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games
Dear Martians!

Today we have an amazing news for you! ːsteamhappyː
Our game Occupy Mars was qualified as one of the 20 "Best Indie Games" and will participate in the finals of the Indie Showcase competition at Digital Dragons!



At Digital Dragons you'll be able to meet some of us with a chance to play an exclusive demo of Occupy Mars!

Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

https://store.steampowered.com/app/758690/Occupy_Mars_The_Game/


Occupy Mars: The Game - Pyramid Games
Dear Martians!

In today's post we would like to bring up a very important issue, which is controlling the Heavy Rover.

Operating the rover can be done in two ways. You can control the vehicle by using various control panels inside, or operate the rover remotely from the outside using the remote control device.



Remote controller will allow you to operate the rover remotely from the outside. You will easily control the vehicle as well as operate the crane. You will be able to adjust remotely the length, height and direction of a robotic arm. Remote control device will also allow you to change the crane tools.



After sitting in the Rover’s seat you can take a look at the control panels, which you will use to operate the vehicle:
- straight ahead and above: main panel used to control the rover, unloading collected rocks, controlling the lights and removing semi-trailer,
- on the right: used to operate the crane, choose crane tools,
- on the desk on the right there’s also a place for storing Rover’s remote controller.



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Best Regards,
Occupy Mars Team

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