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Terraforming Mars: A Resource Management Game by Jacob Fryxelius was released late last year and has become a popular game to help tame the Red Planet.

The game board features corporations that are competing to transform Mars into a habitable planet by spending vast resources, and using innovative technology to raise temperature, create a breathable atmosphere, and make oceans of water.

Control a corporation

As terraforming progresses, more and more people will immigrate from Earth to live on the Red Planet.

According to promotional material, in Terraforming Mars, a player controls a corporation with a certain profile. Play project cards, build up production, place your cities and green areas on the map, and race for milestones and awards!

Will your corporation lead the way into humanity’s new era?

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Recede or expand?

The Terraforming Announcement: “Since its inception in 2174, the World Government has continually strived for global unity and peace. Our mission is to be humanity’s shared tool for shaping a better future. Earth is overpopulated and resources are dwindling. We now face the choice either to recede, or to expand into space to find new homes for humanity. For this reason, we need to turn Mars into a habitable planet.”

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World government

“The terraforming of Mars is an endeavor so great that it will take the united effort of mankind to accomplish. The World Government will therefore inaugurate a Terraforming Committee, and instate a universal tax for this purpose. Any corporation or enterprise contributing to the terraforming process will be generously rewarded by the Committee. We believe that these measures will, eventually, result in a habitable planet for our descendants. Thank you for your attention! – Levi Uken, World Government communicator, January 16, 2315 AD.”


Isaac Fryxelius, the graphic designer of Terraforming Mars, has put together an official tutorial for the game.

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