Bohemia Interactive’s gift-that-keeps-on-giving if you’re a news writer with a penchant for A-ha, Take On Mars, has popped up on Steam Early Access.
Take On Mars positions you as a Rover Operator, giving you control of a variety of Mars Rovers and landers with which to investigate Mars and its history. The Early Access version comes with the Space Program campaign and individual scenarios (although I have no idea how much of these two are included) as well as a 3D scenario editor and modding support, with Steam Workshop integration to be added later.
Bohemia are apparently wanting to do this as an Early Access title in order to “work together with players to create the most dynamic exploration sim game possible.” Sort of like what they’re doing with Arma 3, then! Only that’s less focused on exploration and more on being shot 15 seconds into starting because you stood up at the wrong time.
If you want to try your hand at piloting a Mars rover around the red planet, Take On Mars will run you a fairly negligible £8.99.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.