According to project lead Martin Melicharek, “The new locations let you experience movement in a zero gravity environment, adding a new dimension to Take On Mars' already vast aspect of robotic vehicle simulation. This also gives you the opportunity to witness an amazing ballet of asteroids in the Asteroid Belt location. Fellow space enthusiasts will also be excited to learn that the Martian weather systems are also newly present in the game, affecting your vehicles in a realistic manner. All in all, while the real Mars Curiosity keeps making discoveries, Take On Mars keeps pushing forward, improving accordingly with the great feedback we have been receiving from fellow players.”
One of the new locations is, of course, the moon Deimos, with three large craters to explore, and even more far away from Mars, an rock in the asteroid belt (perhaps Ceres?). The new weather system now adds the trademark sandstorms of Mars, as well as its winds. Finally, the mission generator creates tasks to shoot pics, explore and analyst substances on the planet.
Gamers can purchase Take On Mars on Steam Early Access for 13.99 EUR/ $17.99 USD/ 11.99 GBP.