Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday 10th September 2013
Together with the announcement of the October plans for Take On Mars, Bohemia Interactive today released a major update for its new installment in the Take On™ simulation video game series. Landing a complete integration of Steam Workshop, several new side-missions, the Workbench suite for mod-makers, alongside various other improvements and fixes, the 'Mars Builder' update expands the game’s universe and adds new dimensions for players to explore.
The addition of Steam Workshop to Take On Mars enables players to upload, play and share a wide range of player-created content – including new terrains, models, and scenarios created with the in-game 3D editor. To kick things off, the development team created and shared an example mod pack, which includes a new crater location, a 4WD Buggy vehicle, plus a few options for customizing the Buggy with alternative sounds, configurations, equipment (turrets), and textures.
The Take On Mars team is also proud to announce the upcoming Deimos update. Available on October 3rd, this free update includes two brand new locations for you to explore, and a vehicle designed for zero gravity environments, the Zero-G Probe. Furthermore, the update brings along several new features, such as ‘Dynamic Mission Generation’, which dynamically creates photo, exploration and analysis tasks around the player’s location. Another feature is the overhauled ‘Part Failure System’, which makes part failures much more reactive to the weather conditions and player’s actions. Related to weather conditions, sandstorms, strong winds, and dust devils will also be making their debut in Take On Mars with the planned October update.
The free Deimos update will be made available through an automatic Steam update on October 3, 2013. After this date, the price of Take On Mars will be also increased to 13.99 EUR/ 17.99 USD/ 11.99 GBP. The game is currently available on Steam (Early Access) and Store.bistudio.com for 9.99 EUR/ 12.99 USD/ 8.99 GBP.
About The Game
In Take On Mars, people have the opportunity to enlist as a Rover Operator and explore real-life locations on Mars. With a scientific arsenal of fully simulated mobile Rovers and stationary landers at your disposal, players set out to complete numerous science objectives and missions, unlocking the secrets of Mars' distant past.
Take On Mars was officially announced at E3 2013, where it also won IGN’s Best New PC Game award. For more information on Take On Mars, and the Take On series, please visit http://takeonthegame.com
About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio which is primarily known for its award-winning mil-sim Arma series, starting with Arma: Cold War Assault. Published in 2001, this debut title became the no. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards. The hugely successful series was followed by Arma 1 and Arma 2 on PC as well as Arma 2: Firing Range on mobile devices, before a standalone PC expansion Operation Arrowhead was released, as well as three DLC which greatly added to the series. Bohemia Interactive is also the developer of Take On Helicopters and Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. The studio is currently working on Arma 3, Take On Mars and the standalone version of DayZ. More information about Bohemia Interactive is available at www.bistudio.com.