I played 20 minutes of Paradox’s new city builder, Surviving Mars, at E3. The demo showed off different phases of planet colonization, from early moments establishing a livable area to later on, when I had multiple inhabited domes to work with. The game draws on real-world science and seems complex. If, however, you want more “fi” in your sci-fi, you can enable random events, like aliens.

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Anybody remember Sierra’s old game Outpost? I know old me would see all its flaws but young me loved it, and this makes me think of it.