Coming this Summer from indie game studio Atomicon is JCB Pioneer Mars, a sci-fi survivial sandbox game.
The game begins as the player awakes from a crash, surrounded by the wreckage of their Lander vehicle amidst falling debris and hurtling winds. Survival is the first goal–the location of oxygen and the establishment of an outpost. As the player slowly begins to establish themselves on Mars, learning to combat the planets fierce and hostile weather patterns, they’ll begin a larger operation of colonization. Life-support infrastructure is crucial but so to is the mining of natural resources, part of a broader mission to save an ailing Earth.
Automicon says the game 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. "
Once available, the game can be downloaded via Steam Early Access.