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Mars Horizons Beta Launches in April

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Auroch Digital has announced that the beta for their upcoming space simulation game Mars Horizons will begin on 27 April.

Mars Horizons is a space program simulator where you take control of a space agency which you must manage, completing tasks that range from building your first rocket to successfully planning and operating a mission for getting people to Mars.

In Mars Horizons, you must be able to manage your employees and equipment properly in order to build the most successful rockets. You can enter parterships with competing agencies to share the results of your voyages, or forge ahead solo and reap all the rewards – the choice is entirely up to you.

The beta for Mars Horizons will be around eight hours long, and strives for historical accuracy whenever possible by offering recreations of real-world equipment and vehicles to use in-game.

The game is even officially supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the UK Space Agency!

Working with ESA is a massive bonus for the Mars Horizon universe, says Auroch Digital's design director Tomas Rawlings. Having access to real Mission Control specialists who can explain the real-life challenges they face will help make this game as authentic as we can.

Emmet Fletcher, the head of the ESA's partnerships devision, holds the view that this is a great opportunity for us to engage a totally new audience and give a taste of how real-life space projects and organisations are run by offering the audience a view into the inner workings of a real-world space agency.

The game will be available on Steam later this year, so make sure to add Mars Horizons to your watchlist!

Watch some gameplay footage below: