Auroch Digital has announced today that it will be hosting a beta for its upcoming strategy simulation game, Mars Horizon, and then beta signups are now live.
Mars Horizon is a strategy sim where you lead your own space agency in a mission to Mars. You’ll have to construct a base, design and build rockets and spacecraft, as well as conduct missions throughout the solar system and write your own history of space exploration.
It’s an ambitious game with big aspirations, and it’s even got the European Space Agency on board to support the developers, presumably to keep things as scientifically accurate as possible, while still being accessible to non-rocket scientists.
The beta is only taking place on PC at the moment but it’s better than nothing. If you’re interested in signing up for the beta, you can do so here. The beta will run from April 27th with no end date announced.
The developer has also put out a promo trailer for the beta access, giving us all a quick look at what the gameplay is all about. It’s science and space rockets. What else do you need to know? Sign up for that beta! Here’s what’s included in the Mars Horizon beta:
- Undertake 14 milestone missions (out of 36 in the full game)
- Choose to take on approximately 30 optional request missions
- 3 playable space agencies: ESA, NASA and Russia (5 in the full game)
- Approximately 8 hours gameplay
- Dozens of rocket parts, upgrades and payloads to research
- Multiple buildings to unlock and construct
- Hire, fire and even rename astronauts
- Exciting narrative twists which can aid or hinder your goals
Mars Horizon is still in development for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and is set to release sometime in 2020.
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