The game, already supported by the UK Space Agency, puts you in the role of mission control as your journey to Mars
Auroch Digital are delighted to announce the involvement of the European Space Agency (ESA) in its upcoming games Mars Horizon and Mars Horizon: Blast Off!
‘Mars Horizon: Blast Off!’ is a coop and competitive card game that puts you in control of a space agency as it attempts to land a crew on Mars. The game revolves around you managing your resources and investing in buildings, technology and vehicles to get there before anyone else.
Design Director Tomas Rawlings said “Working with ESA is a massive bonus for the Mars Horizon universe. Having access to real launch control specialists who can explain the real life pressures and challenges they face will help make this game as authentic as we can. With the upcoming ExoMars mission in 2020this is a fantastic time for us to be working with the agency as they put the final stages of preparation on this launch.
The involvement of the ESA is a double win for the gameplay as we’re not only getting to talk to people planning actual missions to Mars but also the people who plan the strategy of the agency itself - all of which we’re planning to use to help shame the gameplay. To say I’m excited by this partnership is an understatement, I’m (excuse the pun) over the Moon!
We have also had such great support from the UK Space Agency who as a member of the ESA introduced us to them. It will help launch this title to the next level.”
Mars Horizon is a hybrid management and Mission Control turn-based simulation game that puts you in control of a space agency as it attempts to head to Mars. The game takes you away from the role of pilot and into the behind the scenes world of space exploration. Using real life missions and vehicles the game is built around recreating the optimistic and authentic journey to Mars.
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