It’s Spring! Time to plant your garden, and to terraform. Stronghold games announced today that they will be releasing Terraforming Mars, a game designed by Jacob Fryxelius of FryxGames in Sweden. Stronghold has the worldwide rights to distribute the game in English.
Start planning how to form your very own corporation and run a multi-generational plan in the 2400’s as you compete with other players to develop the planet and perhaps other areas of the solar system most efficiently and with the best results. Play takes place on board that maps the planet.
As of this writing, the release date is not set, but release is planned for the third quarter of 2016.
Synopsis for Terraforming Mars
Terraforming Mars takes place in the 2400s when the conditions on Earth compel humanity to make Mars a habitable planet. Corporations are competing to transform Mars by spending vast resources and using innovative technology to raise the temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water. As the transformation of the planet progresses, more and more people immigrate from Earth and opportunities for science and progress increase. The players in Terraforming Mars each control a corporation with a specific profile and starting conditions. These corporations compete to contribute to the planet’s transformation, to advance human infrastructure throughout the solar systems, and to reach significant milestones and awards. The transformation takes time, however, and each round of the game represents a generation. The corporation that has accomplished the most when the planet becomes habitable wins the game. While the board for Terraforming Mars is a compelling map of the planet, the most notable feature of the gameplay is the 200 unique project cards. The projects represent early terraforming achievements, such as introducing plant or animal life, to monumental ones, such as hurling asteroids at the surface, mining the moons of Jupiter, building cities, or establishing greenhouse gas industries to heat up the atmosphere. Balancing income, projects, resources, and timing is critical to your success.