Independent studio Atomicom announced that JCB Pioneer: Mars, its survival sandbox game, will launch on Steam Early Access on the 31st of August. To accompany this announcement, the developer shared a short video feature, Tools Of Survival, outlining the technology the player must rely on to successfully survive and subsequently colonise the harsh Mars environment.
we're thrilled to announce the Early Access release date of JCB Pioneer: Mars. This is the first step players can take on their journey to colonise the red planet. With the Tools Of Survival video, players are given a taste of the custom-designed technology and how it is crucial to their survival.
JCB Pioneer: Mars begins as the player awakens from a crash, surrounded by the wreckage of their Lander vehicle amidst falling debris and hurtling winds. Survival is the first goal - locate oxygen and establish an outpost. As the player slowly begins to establish him or herself on Mars, learning to combat the planets fierce and hostile weather patterns, they begin a larger operation of colonisation. Life-support infrastructure is crucial but so is mining natural resources, as part of a broader mission to save an ailing Earth.
JCB Pioneer: Mars is a hardcore blend of survival and construction gameplay set on the hostile, alien planet. Meteor strikes, dust clouds and electrical storms all threaten the player's survival and chances of a successful colonisation effort. But equipped with the futuristic, heavy-duty construction and mining vehicles specifically designed by JCB Engineers, every would-be astronaut has a chance of surviving and thriving in the face of extreme planetary challenges.