The masters of Grand Strategies are bringing a new IP to life.

While we expect more expansions for the existing strategies from Paradox Interactive, the company announced its newest IP, namely Surviving Mars. Let’s start with a trailer:

Your main tasks here will be to colonize the Red Planet and survive the process. The full process goes as follows:

Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement. Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.

The interesting thing, somehow hinted in the trailer, is the fact that each colonist is an individual. Some would love to lead the team, others to dream by themselves in the lab. Your group will discover the secrets of Mars, some of which may grant you a major boost in development, while other secrets may turn your efforts into ruin.

There are other unique features like a randomized skill tree and various ways to develop the colony with different focuses. Full mod support is also confirmed.