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Take on Mars now available through early access

Thursday, 1st August 2013 15:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bohemia Interactive has announced Take on Mars is now available through early access on Steam and through the developer’s online store.

Bohemia hopes that by providing early access, player will work together with it to “create the most dynamic exploration sim game possible.”

Besides the Space Program campaign and the individual scenarios, the game also comes with a 3D scenario editor, Steam Workshop integration – which will be added later – and modding support.

Regular updates to the game are to be expected, and players should report game issues or provide suggestions through the dedicated TKOM Feedback Tracker.

Take On Mars was announced at E3 20113, and early access will run you $12.99/€9.99/£8.99.

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  1. TheWulf

    … Huh.

    Thanks Steph, didn’t know this’d be out so soon. And I’m marginally tempted by it, since this is the sort of simulation I could get behind. (Not unlike Kerbal Space Program, which I got so into that I used Windows Magnifier to get around my sight issues, and found it worth it.)

    Certain space simulators always get my attention, and this one has had me intrigued.

    Of course, I might have been more interested in Take on Helicopters had I been any good at it. Pretty game, but I clearly do not know how to fly a helicopter. (Or how to land a helicopter.) Still, I fancy my chances more with a Mars buggy than a helicopter.

    So yeah. Thanks for the heads up.

    Oh gods, this also just occurred to me — Steam Workshop support? It could be worth it just because of that. I’d honestly love to see the shenanigans that people could come up with for something like this.

    That’s one of the reasons I’m glad to see the resurgence of modding. People are so creative. Hell, there’s already one really interesting little map for Shadowrun available, which is The Mystery of the Communicators. Which is literally a one room map that someone managed to make really interesting. There are a few other, if very unfinished, promising things going on there too.

    Reminds me of Neverwinter Nights, honestly. In due time, I expect Returns to have… well, good retursn on the investment, not unlike NWN I wouldn’t be surprised if there were campaigns better than the official one. People really take to tile-based toolkits like this one.

    But I digress.

    Yay Steam Workshop.

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