Surviving Mars is free to claim on Steam for 24 hours

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Paradox Interactive has also decided to kick off a giveaway today, joining the already running Ubisoft promotion. The originally Haemimont Games-developed Mars-set city building and management game Surviving Mars is once again the freebie to roll out of the publisher, and it is being given away on Steam for a day.

The game tasks players with building a viable colony on Mars that starts off with drones and progresses towards habitable domes with colonists, factories, and commercial buildings within them. As the campaign progresses, players must balance the resources sent from earth while setting up mines to become sustainable. There are special story elements like plagues, contact with aliens, and other twists to deal with as well.

Surviving Mars has been a part of giveaways in the past, from both Epic Games and Humble Store, so don't be surprised to find it already dwelling in personal libraries. The title just received its latest expansion, Below and Beyond, under the new developer Abstraction Games, bringing cave bases and asteroid mining as new features.

Here are the minimum system requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer
  • Processor: 4th Generation Intel i3 CPU or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: HD 4600/Geforce 620/Radeon 6450 or equivalent GPUs with 1 GB of video RAM
  • Storage: 6 GB available space

The Surviving Mars giveaway on Steam will run only for a day, coming to an end at 10AM PT on September 8, so be quick to claim it from its store page. All that's required is a Steam account. At the same time, don't forget to claim a free copy of Far Cry 3 over on the Ubisoft Store too.

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