Arma Developer Takes On Mars Exploration

Welcome to the Red Planet; see if you can find water, in the Rover you designed.

“Explore the scarred face of another world,” says Bohemia Interactive, developer behind the near-future warfare Arma series, as it announces its latest project: Take On Mars, an addition to the Take On simulation series. You’ll take the Rover you designed to the Red Planet, as part of the Space Agency’s program of scientific discovery. Or maybe you’ll just crash the thing, but that could get expensive.

There will be scenarios, but you could as easily play in free-form. The idea is to use a limited budget – increased by completing missions – to build a Rover and send it off to space. Best be careful with it, as the dynamic destruction system allows you to bust it however you like, in however many pieces you like, but that sort of thing can only impede research. The game will be fully modable, allowing users to create custom scenarios, vehicles and locations.

No release date for this one yet; sometime in 2013 is the most Bohemia will say. It’s a digital download title, aroundabout $13 bucks a pop.

Source: Bohemia Interactive

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