Mars Alive is a sci-fi survival PSVR game in the open world. You would face the severe weather, day and night, and other challenges in nature conditions through the first-person view. In this game, you need to manage your resources wisely to survive as long as you can. Just like the movie - Martian. As one of the survivors on Mars, you are going to reveal the truth behind the civilization, which is full of mystery and conspiracy on Mars.
AD 2045. Project Monolith Ⅲ. 3rd Mars Immigration begins with 18 members landing on Mars. However, all the cultures, technologies and innovations on Mars have vanished after a terrorist attack. The whole colony was destroyed. As one of the only two survivors – John, only you can do is trying to survive on this red planet.
Based on the limited resources and the VR market, Mars Alive will be released on Playstation VR only (with DualShock 4 controller) so far. We believe Mars Alive can reach a wide variety of players on this VR platform. If many players expect to see Mars Alive on other platforms such as Vive and Oculus after release, we are absolutely happy to consider it and release the game on different VR platforms in the future.
Begin to Survive on Mars
As a survivor on Mars, you need to sustain your life as your first step. There are four statuses you should monitor always – Oxygen, Food, Water and Temperature. Your Health will start to decrease once one of the statuses turns to zero. Therefore, check the statuses at any time, or the death will be waiting for you in the end.
Explore and Collect is the First Thing to Do
In order to survive and escape from this red planet, you have to explore outside your space hab first. Even though the whole colony was destroyed, it is possible to find some survival supplies such as oxygen tank and food ingredients left and scattered around the abandoned facilities. Besides gathering survival resources, don’t forget to collect any clues to go back to the Earth during your exploration. You will not want to live on Mars forever.
Experience the Realistic Environment on Mars
In the open world of Mars Alive, our designers put lots of effort to simulate the realistic environment on Mars as possible. To clarify the environment on Mars, we have visited Mars Village in China where the space agency simulates Mars base to prepare missions to Mars, and even have email contacts with the PhD. studying planetary science in Brown University as references. Based on detailed research, you will experience not only the geographical features but also real-time transition of day & night and even the severe weather conditions on Mars.
Discover Unknown World Efficiently through Vehicle driving
There are two types of vehicles in the game, one is the drivable Mars Manned Rover (MMR) and the other isthe remotely controlled Mars Exploration Rover (MER). Our designers refer to the design of NASA, restoring the true operating principle as much as possible.
MMR is referred to NASA's Mars Exploration Concept. Its energy is supplemented by battery, solar panels or charging in the facility. With the help of MMR, you will expand the range of areas that can be explored and even have sufficient oxygen and proper temperature in cockpit of vehicle with the electric energy.
Like the NASA Curiosity, MER is equipped with a variety of scientific and communication instruments and its energy is supplemented by battery. You can plan a route in the console of hab for MER, you can plan the route for exploration through the console in the hab. Once the route is confirmed, it will start to mark the detected materials and resources on the map and even collect them back to you after upgrade.
Become a True Mars Citizen
As the survival resources are collected, you could even obtain new items by combining them together. Some advanced items such as backpack-enhanced accessary and battery could only be crafted via 3D printer. There are several combinations waiting for you to try and craft.
Besides scouting survival resources such as drinking water and energy sticks scattered around to sustain your life, as the story goes, you even can develop the self-sustained agriculture system and don’t need to be worried about hunger anymore. You can grow crops with seeds once the greenhouse in one of the space hab is activated. The vegetable need to be regularly watered and only can be harvested till they are fully ripened. Be patient and enjoy your harvest when the time has come.
Immerse Yourself in Gorgeous Atmosphere
About the music of Mars Alive, we invite the studio – Somatone Interactive which has worked on hundreds of game titles across mobile, PC, console, arcade and VR platforms to deliver a sense of loneliness to the player staying in such broad and magnificent environment on Mars.
The composers especially choose piano to play the natural solo instrument initially, and group all the instruments including brass and strings in the end when the player enters the Great Canyon at first time in the game.
Here is the sample to experience the gorgeous atmosphere:
Why on Kickstarter?
With full passion on developing video games, we have put much effort on Mars Alive for 2 years. Now, most of the contents such as gameplay and assets are complete.
In order to present high quality game content and improve player experience to You – All our players, we are now dealing with the rest of development such as bugs fixing and assets polishing.
In addition, to deliver our idea in Mars Alive to every player around the world, we are now doing localization including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Both Simplified & Traditional Chinese) at the same time.
Based on the situation mentioned above, that means we have around 2 months of work to do. Therefore, we now please to invite you to help us reach the goal. Come to check our rewards below and support us. That would be really helpful and we will appreciate every pledge from all of you!
Here is the graph we plan to use the funding:
Including exclusive Mars Alive Sticker*5
Material: Fine Bone China
Spec: Height: 120mm , Brim Width: 70mm, Circumference: 560mm-600mm
Material: 100% Acrylic Wool
Leather Cover*1, Kraft Paper*80p, Ruled Paper*80p, Card File*3p, Zipped Pocket*1
Company & Team Members
Future Tech was founded in 2016 and is dedicated to developing video games in terms of PC and console, which has long-term cooperation with SONY PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox. With rich experience in project management and development, Future Tech is one of the best companies that has the ability to developing console games among the video game industry in China.
Mars Alive Team Members
Producer – Gao Yi-Li
Worked in Gameloft. Had 4 years experience in animation and 9 years experience in video game industry. Participated in the projects including Assassin Creed, Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden, Pocket Chef, The Amazing SpiderMan and Iron Man 3.
Design Director – Zhou Jing
Rich experience in game design. Participated multiple well-known video game projects An enthusiast about console games and board games.
Art Director – Wang Xiao-Long
Worked in VIRTUOS. Participated in the projects including Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline.
Program Director Li Jia-Tao
Expert in C++, JAVA and C#. Loves to research on Unreal Engine. The speed of doing programming: Max Level. A basketball enthusiast.
Risks and challenges
Even if this campaign does not end up successfully, the game will still be finished in the end but with a little delay. There are always some risks and challenges when developing video game. However, The development of this project is almost completed. (Except the stuff relating to rewards will be worked after Kickstarter is over.) With complete development environment and mature developing experience, our team members have confidence to deliver the satisfying contents to every player.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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