New Surviving Mars Trailer Shows the Inspiration for the Colonies

Paradox Interactive has released a new trailer for Surviving Mars, their upcoming title set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This isn’t a gameplay video, however–instead, this trailer shows the inspirations for the locales of Mars, and it’s a fascinating watch.

Here is the new Surviving Mars trailer:

Surviving Mars was announced back in August. Read up on the title:

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi settlement builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony’s chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world. Are you ready? Mars is waiting for you.

Building a sustainable colony in space: Building on a planet not fit for human life challenges you to build a smart, functional colony. Bad planning isn’t about traffic jams, it’s about survival of your colonists. You really don’t want rolling blackouts in a city constructed in a place without oxygen.

Individually simulated colonists: Each colonist is a unique individual with problems and strengths that influence the needs and behavior of the other colonists. Things can get really interesting if your chief scientists develops alcoholism after one too many long nights in the lab.

Surviving Mars will release in 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.