Haemimont Games, the developers behind the fiendishly enjoyable Tropico games, have announced their next project will be a space management sim called Surviving Mars.

This marks the first time the Bulgarian developer reaches for the stars, as their previous strategy games have all been grounded in historical fiction. The game will task players with building a functional colony on Mars, where they don’t just have to deal with the harsh climate conditions, but the well-being of their inhabitants. You will have to attend to each individual colonist’s needs, from their sanity to their personality quirks, in order to effectively run the off-world colony.

“We feel that strategy and management games are at their best when they let the player experience the unique story being told by their decisions, and Surviving Mars is going to have that in a big way,” said Gabriel Dobrev, CEO of Haemimont Games. “Your colonists aren’t just working to improve production, they’re struggling to survive, and their conflicts and concerns are intense. Surviving Mars lets you understand what your colonists are dealing with on an individual level, and coming up with creative plans for those needs will be a new challenge for our fans.”

If the trailer is anything to go by, there might be some lighthearted fun in the works, as your colonists seem to have very little clue on how to get a society up and running. Surviving Mars is slated to release sometime in 2018 for Linux, Mac, PC PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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