The Martian Job

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3.6
74 reviews
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About this game

Rob the first Martian casino and find out who really rules the planet! Crack a safe, break some hearts, start a revolution, or get rich beyond the stars!

"The Martian Job" is a 155,000-word interactive novel, and 2018 Nebula Award for Game Writing Finalist, by M. Darusha Wehm. It’s entirely text-based, without graphics or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Welcome to Mars, where one last safecracking job could nab you enough platinum to last a lifetime. But how will you pull off your heist? Do you hack into the vault, blast your way in, or finesse the locks? Can you trust your misfit team of grifters and con artists? Can they trust you?

Succeed in your mission and win power, love, and money—or fail and spend the rest of your life tending bar on another planet. Pay enough attention, and you’ll learn about the corrupt Martian government as you go—along with the rebels who oppose it and the corporation trying to take it over. Will you choose to save the planet’s troubled colonists, or use the information for your own gain? You’ll also encounter opportunities to avenge an old comrade, thwart the machinations of a power-hungry tycoon, or start a revolution. Decide where your loyalty lies: with your team, with Mars, or only with yourself.

Can you shape the destiny of humanity’s first interplanetary colony—and walk away with a trunk full of platinum?

• Play as non-binary, female, or male, as ace/aro or as monogamous or poly, and find romance with people of all genders.
• Raid the first casino on Mars.
• Master real casino games like blackjack and roulette.
• Lead a crack team of expert thieves, or sell out anyone for a shard of platinum.
• Infiltrate the center of Martian power to control, destroy, or join forces with the planet’s rulers.
• Start a revolution to topple the government, or defeat the rebels from within.
• Dominate the corporate world with an elite interplanetary industrialist, force him out of business, or execute a hostile takeover.
• Control the future of humanity on another planet!
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Mar 27, 2022

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3.6
74 reviews
A Google user
October 7, 2018
Unfortunately, the writing made this story unenjoyable for me. The story could have been a really interesting one, but the story was entirely too linear. Your choices make very little difference in the outcome. The relationships were lackluster, with very little effort needed. Even the main character had almost no personality. I felt very detached from the entire experience and I likely wont replay it, unlike so many other COGs. If you want a linear heist, I guess you'll enjoy this, but if you want an immersive story where your choices actually matter, this one isn't for you.
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Adam Young
July 18, 2021
I actually purchased this book. Space stories are always interesting. You are contacted by an old friend about a job on Mars for a heist at a casino of all places. You have a cover job and there are domes and terraforming. Good worldbuilding. Its a decent read. The stats worked well and the characters are distinct. Excellent story and writing. Great replayability too. It's a little short but that does not hurt the story in any way.
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A Google user
March 5, 2019
Way bettter than i thought it was going to be. And that is saying a lot i normally hate hiest moves (games/books). Fun story with alot of paths for you too take. But i feel like some aare just far easier and better in general. Like there is never a time i felt like i needed more Muscle. Also this may have been purposely done but no one character is described look wise. Also ending seemed rushed
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