Terraforming management simulator Per Aspera has a new expansion on the way, arriving on May 2, 2022, that will delve deeper into the game around this important source of life: water. New buildings will allow for transport over your newly created Martian oceans, as well as exploration of underwater resources and – perhaps most importantly – fishing to reap the life you’ve sown in those oceans.
Other buildings shown in the announcement trailer appear to include floating power plants, ports, shipyards, research outposts, and perhaps floating algae and fish farms. Developer Tlön Industries said in a press release that new outposts will allow research of special underwater locations and that the update will also improve Per Aspera’s simulation of the water cycle of Mars.
I’m pretty confident in Per Aspera, a game I gave an 85 on initial review and that has improved a lot since launch. The first expansion, Green Mars, was completely free, adding more wildlife, delineated biomes, and outdoor gardening, as well as landscaping. It’s a cool game, and I’m glad to have more material – because it’s not just a simulation game, it’s also a narrative that encourages you to think and behave like an AI.