Earth’s first Mars mission should have been 300 days to glory. But Mike only made it to 170, and we lost Erin after 105. Earth’s first Mars mission should have been 300 days to glory. But Mike only made it to 170, and we lost Erin after 105. Turns out, life in space is just that: life, with moods and jealousies and infuriating little failures. Only you’re a few million miles from civilization, so humanity’s frailties also happen to be deadly.
Tharsis is a turn-based, perma-death, realistic space strategy game. With dice. And cannibalism. It puts you in control of the first manned mission to Mars, just as it’s struck by a hulking asteroid. But some part of you knows this landing is possible. In fact, the more you think about those signals from the Tharsis region, the less you believe you’d be first to set foot there…Defy the odds, make the difficult decisions, and embark on the most important rescue mission in all of mankind.