A mysterious signal originating from the Tharsis region of Mars set us on a frantic mission. Who sent it? And why? Impossible questions, but in them lie the key to humanity’s survival.
Now, millions of miles away from home, a micrometeoroid storm has left us with a severely damaged ship, two deceased crew, and the sneaking suspicion this trip was doomed from the start.
Tharsis is a turn-based space strategy game. With dice. And cannibalism. It puts you in control of humanity’s first mission to Mars, just as it’s struck by a micrometeoroid storm. You must guide your crew through disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space — all while maintaining your sanity amidst cryptic signals and warnings from Mars.
Defy the odds, make the difficult decisions, and embark on the most important mission in human history.
Succeeding in Tharsis requires you to make the best of what you have, even if it happens to be a pair of snake eyes. Certain factors may be outside of your control, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be overcome.
Tharsis is not a game about facing the odds. It’s a game about changing them.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Decent game, some issues
Generally I like the game but I have some issues:
1. Can’t check other crew members when making decisions. Very irritating to have to guess at effects.
2. No undo. When on a deploy screen you can’t adjust anything even if you haven’t left the screen. This is annoying both for planning purposes and because sometimes the touch inputs get it wrong and place dice differently than I intended.
3. No sound. I play on iPad Pro and don’t get any sound no matter how I set the settings. I usually don’t like sound in games so normally this wouldn’t be big, but I just finished the game and don’t know how it ended. The artwork is sparse. I can only assume there was some sound to tell you more what happened.
If they fix these things then it would be a good game. Nice graphics, easy to understand. Challenging but not too frustrating.
Need to be able to check status!
Game is decent though overpriced, but when you're crew member is rolling, you need to be able to go back to the ship and see the crew/ship's status to make decisions. I don't see how that can not be caught in pre-alpha testing. And, developers, don't you dare say that's a design decision because it'd be the worst one in the history of gaming. When I can go back and check, I'll update review.
Update: you also need to be able to turn off that mind-numbing continuous pulsing sound without turning off the other sound effects. How the developers could possibly think that was a good addition is beyond me.
Kills background audio
Stops any other audio. Zeroing music / master volume just enforces silence.
Even flipping to e.g. Podcasts, restarting the audio there, then flipping back does not work: audio stops as soon as the game becomes active again.
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- 434 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), and iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
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- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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