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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Mars First Logistics (2023) is a traversal game where you build robots to move awkwardly-shaped objects across the surface of Mars. It's a simple concept, but to contend with the cumbersome objects and rough terrain you need to use every tool at your disposal to create ingenious contraptions. It's a great way to learn from your frequent and hilariously unpredictable failures to iterate on your designs and craft functioning machines.

You play on the surface of Mars and must help build outposts and research facilities by moving materials and tools from base to base. To do so, you construct robotic rovers that can pick up the items and move them across the surface. You can use arms, pistons, treads, and lots more components to create your vehicles.

While it starts relatively simply, it quickly becomes more challenging due to the terrain, such as towering cliffs, craters, and chasms. The objects you need to transfer also get more challenging, such as a pizza that can fall out of its box, a robot that can fall apart, or a huge girder that can topple your robot over. Success often comes only after countless failures and experiments where you learn from your mistakes to create new and ambitious creations. As you progress, you earn money you can use to unlock new parts to aid you and paint to customise your creations.

The result is a unique game that challenges you to be a true inventor, learning from mistakes, iterating on designs, and persevering in the face of adversity to succeed. Finally overcoming each new challenge after countless failures is hugely rewarding.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Mars First Logistics 13 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Creative, Simulation and Traversal game with Brain Game and Puzzle elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. You can play co-operatively together with friends, working together to build ingenious contraptions and vehicles, or just having fun creating silly inventions and playing with the physics in the open world.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need to critically assess each challenge you're given and figure out how to use the tools and parts at your disposal to overcome it. Even so, you'll likely fail repeatedly and need to gradually refine each design you create.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

Mars First Logistics usually costs £16.75.
 

Mars First Logistics

Steam Store PC £16.75
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/06/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Creative, Simulation, Traversal (Brain Game and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 35 features

Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Ian Mac Larty (@IanMacLarty)


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