MARS - the arrival

Contains adsIn-app purchases
194 reviews
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About this game

Settle on MARS in a mixture of game and scientific simulation. Take control over a tiny group of 10 settlers and choose a landing site on the barren Mars. Develop your venture from one single landing module into a thriving settlement with hundreds of specialized buildings and even more inhabitants.

Research & development of new technologies as well as exploration of the Red Planet are key for establishing a permanent presence in this hostile environment.

And you are not alone. Other settlements, each one controlled by a real human somewhere on Earth, are starting to grow everywhere and a competition for being the most successful Mars colony has already begun.

- Scientific orientated building & simulation of a Mars settlement
- Background story in 6 phases with according phase goals
- Mars simulation in 30x real time (even running when app is not active)
- Choosing one of 7 Earth organizations providing (dis-)advantages
- Research & development of 152 individual technologies
- Construction, maintenance & repair of 51 individual building
- 35 individual building enhancements (no level 1,2,3...)
- Sending Mars exploration teams and analyzing found soil samples
- Production & dispatching of 23 different resource/module types
- Assignment of 5 settler types to all activities in the settlement
- Settler life cycle including children and elders
- 3D view of own settlement in authentic Mars topography
- Panning & zooming of the Mars surface in high resolution 3D
- 100% usable without Internet connection
- Optional online: ranking list & other settlements on Mars surface
- Unlocking of advanced app functionalities step by step
- Tutorial explaining all app functionalities
- Contains some Ads but only after 15 Minutes of game and very decent
- Contains In-App-Purchases but NO PAY TO WIN!
- This is a peaceful app! NO FIGHTING, NO KILLING, NO WAR!
Updated on
Dec 26, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
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Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

171 reviews
Konstantin B. (Kastuk)
January 13, 2023
It's not actually an Mars colony sim. This is more like zombie survival one. There's not chaotic weather or incidents to overcome, planet is still. But incoming waves of mindless colonists will tear your useful population apart again and again, untill you got your own building materials production line to feed this lazy hungry swarm in time. Well, it's nice that critical planning mistakes is possible, unlike in casual sims. Best way to got resources is to send findings of the explorations.
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Dave Twisleton-Ward
May 29, 2024
In depth simulation of a Mars Colony. Builds in stages, with capabilities being unlocked after new researches, arrivals or materials. Initially lots of close monitoring to make sure the settlers have all they need, then waiting for construction or research to finish. Becomes more of a resource management sim after a while, but am still checking in daily after over a year.
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December 16, 2021
The game has serious issues due to the atrocious shipment mechanic combined with maintenance demands. You will most often die (or be stuck without anything to do) not due to mismanagement, but simply because shipments seem to be both entirely random and really really miserly.
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What's new

- Enhancements for storage buildings
- Hierarchical display of storage effects

- In-App-Purchases not working
- 8-digit storage capacity sum was rounded
- Some minor text corrections

- Halved the anti-crime effects of all habitats