Tame the Red Planet, Mars, for free on the Epic Games Store with the Asmodee Digital game Terraforming Mars.
Developed by the now defunct LuckyHammers and based on the FryxGames’ award-winning 2016 strategy board game, Terraforming Mars, the full digital edition is a true adaptation of the classic board game. The game’s original creator, Jacob Fryxelius, participated in the development process. Not only did the Asmodee Digital team keep true to the classic gameplay elements of the physical edition, they also brought the artistic style of the board game to the more gamer-friendly digital version.
Gameplay is centered around powerful corporations that are tasked with terraforming Mars. Each player is at the helm of these corporations and work towards creating oceans, planting forests, and the importing of resources from Earth. The end goal is to make Mars habitable for humans.
Multiple game modes are available. Players can participate in two unique single-player modes where the player can play solo, just like the physical board game, or against AI-controlled opponents. Online multiplayer and pass-and-play local multiplayer modes are available that off intense turn-based strategic gameplay for up to five players.
Terraforming Mars is available for free on Windows and Mac via the Epic Games Store until 8:00 AM PDT on May 12, 2022. Afterwards the game will be available to purchase for $19.99. The game is also available to purchase on Humble Bundle, GOG, and Steam. Visit the game’s page on the Asmodee Digital website here.
Asmodee Digital (@AsmodeeDigital Twitter) is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games. As fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, the company has operations in Europe, North America, and China. The company manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms that include mobile, PC, Mac, VR, and consoles.
FryxGames (@FryxGames Twitter) is a family business consisting of five brother who make board games and card games. Since its 2011 start, the Swedish company has published multiple games including: Wilderness, Space Station, Brawling Barons, Fleets, Terraforming Mars, and After the Virus.
LuckyHammers was a Montreal-based game development studio. In 2019, the studio’s owners Dom Roussy and Marc-Antoine Pinard told GamesIndustry they had closed the studio after financial issues that included a VR investment that did not produce expected revenues. At the time, the studio’s portfolio included Terraforming Mars, Ape-X VR, and Munchkin: Quacked Quest.
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