PC - Windows
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About this game
Developer: Tlön Industries
Content Rating: Teen
Per Aspera is a narrative-driven strategy game with the goal of overcoming the challenge of terraforming Mars. Explore the planet, gather resources, and make strategic decisions as you live the fantasy of scientifically-based interplanetary expansion. Hardship awaits.
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Per Aspera's novel adaptation of nonlinear narrative to fit a strategy game goes over surprisingly well. Combined with a novel terraforming mechanic, slick aesthetics, hard science chops, and classic genre gameplay, this one is definitely worth the time.
Per Aspera truly embodies the spirit of the sci-fi story: what it means to be a person, the terrifying and lonely nature of space, the moral implications of creating new artificial life, and the failings of humanity attempting to tame something as inherently dangerous as space. It’s a beautiful game with great mechanics, a unobtrusive yet engaging plot, with compelling moral implications.
Per Aspera reaches for lofty heights, but I could never shake the impression that the difficulties I encountered were more because of the game breaking down rather than Mars being a hostile place. But who knows, patches do wonders these days.