MARS - the arrival

Contains adsIn-app purchases
172 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 135 individual technologies
- Construction, maintenance & repair of 49 individual building
- 28 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
Feb 27, 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
172 reviews
Atouchkie Akatsuki
November 29, 2022
The game is hard at first because of limited resources that you need to allocate carefully for your settlement to survive. Every modules that you need comes from shipments from earth. But once you reached the industry phase wherein you can already produce the needed modules for constructing anything then the game starts to get interesting. Well it seems that we cannot manufacture Transparent Modules at all. Edit: transparent modules can also be manufactured at Construction Modules Factory.
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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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stephen mac
February 1, 2022
I like the game but I seem to be having trouble with gaining TD modules. All settlers died because I couldn't get modules factory built in time. I don't see how i could have done things differently to stop this from happening as I only built what I needed when I needed it.
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Heiwa Games
February 20, 2022
Thanks for the constructive feedback! Depending on play style and chosen launch organization, the actual kind of material shortage differs but eventually happens. Please see for hints on how to handle/avoid material shortage.

What's new

- In-App gift system

- App-Startup after failed previous startup resets memory-critical settings to prevent deadlocks