Free Play Days: Build a Red Planet Colony This Weekend in Surviving Mars

Greetings fellow Earthlings! I hope you’re just as excited as we are about building a new home on Mars now that Surviving Mars is free for Xbox Live Gold members this weekend. If you were waiting to try it out, you can start building your first colony on the Red Planet starting at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Thursday, May 16 through 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, May 19.

For the new recruits, Surviving Mars is a survival management game where players must build a colony capable of supporting human life on Mars. Easier said than done considering the Martian atmosphere is hostile to humans and kills anyone directly exposed to it.

Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars

The mission begins the moment you land on the Red Planet. Using your drones, you’ll gather resources, discover mysteries, and build domes to house your colonists. Since humans like being able to breathe, we recommend building life support systems capable of keeping the domes filled with breathable air. You’ll also need to figure out how your colonists are going to eat, because no one wants hangry colonists on their hands. If building shelter and growing food were all there was to colonizing Mars, then surviving the Red Planet would be easy… right?

Watch out for natural events, like dust storms that can knock out power generators and wreak havoc on your colony. But don’t forget to take care of your colonists’ mental states too; they each have their own personalities and mental states you’ll need to monitor. After all, you don’t want your chief botanist to develop alcoholism when they’re on the verge of a major discovery. But it’s not all impossible challenges, you can make scientific breakthroughs to benefit your colony and get the edge over the inhospitable forces of Mars.

Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars

Since Surviving Mars launched on Xbox One in March of last year, we’ve had 12 major updates, each one adding new features or improving mechanics based on our players feedback. One recent update was the addition of Paradox Mods, our first direct modding pipeline on Xbox One, which gave players the power to create their own custom experience in Surviving Mars. That’s right, players can mod Surviving Mars on Xbox One during the free weekend.

If you want to experience more Surviving Mars, check out our two expansions: Space Race, where players compete with rival colonies for the limited resources on Mars, and Green Planet, which just launched on today, introduces terraforming parameters and allows players to turn the Red Planet green.

In short, if you’re looking for a game that puts your management skills to the test, look no further than Surviving Mars!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Samurai Shodown Returns This Summer on Xbox One
Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 21 to 24
May 2019 Xbox Update Brings Improvements for Friends List, Messaging and Sorting

Syndicated from "Xbox Wire" ICYMI:

Original Post:

What's Your Reaction?

Angry Angry
Lol Lol
Win Win

Free Play Days: Build a Red Planet Colony This Weekend in Surviving Mars

Choose A Format
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Photo or GIF
GIF format
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
The Classic Internet Listicles
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Upload your own images to make custom memes