Deliver Us Mars, the sci-fi puzzle sequel to Deliver Us The Moon, has a new trailer on Future Games Show Spring Show: and it looks gloomy. A two-passenger space capsule is shattered on red earth as the shaky camera explores the wreckage. Sparks sizzle, there’s no pilot in sight, and it looks like everything has gone terribly wrong. The scene zooms in and you see a lone astronaut walking across the landscape until you stop to see a Wheatley-like robot blink and boot up. It’s cute, but I can’t help but feel like it’s not going to be a blissful escape from the planet.
Deliver Us Mars appears to be some sort of sequel to KeokeN Interactive’s 2020 puzzle action game of the same name. In the first game, you set up a mystery on the moon to save Earth from an energy crisis. The game featured your own robot friend that you could control with a first-person view to delve deeper into the mystery.
Presumably you will do the same in this game too. The trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, but the whole thing was captured in-game. The trailer ends with an ominous tower in the distance that likely contains a lot of emails to read and doors to open puzzles.
The Dutch developer released Deliver Us The Moon in 2018 after a successful Kickstarter. The game was then retired, reworked to include its DLC, and re-released a year later with ray tracing and DLSS support and other tweaks to the game.
There is no release date for Deliver Us Mars, but it is scheduled to release on the Epic Games Store and Steam.