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2065: Humanity prepares itself for the colonization of Mars. The early history of the red planet, however, holds some mysterious surprises. There is already life on Mars – (un)dead life.

Guide your crew through a breathtaking single-player campaign and solve the mystery of the undead. Well-thought-out base building and skillful resource management are the key to fending off zombie attacks. The game challenges your creativity and each level demands new tactical approaches. It is up to you to make quick, clear decisions and limit the spread of these creatures. This is the only way for you and your crew to get through the mission safely.

Steam Early Access - September 26

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November Update!

Our first big update since our Early Access launch is here, bringing you two new levels to play!! YAY!! Level 14 – “Phantom” and level 15 – “Sanguine Mesa” of the campaign are now ready and implemented. What’s more? We’ve gathered a lot of great feedback and suggestions from the community, and have already managed to implement some of them in this update. Besides of a lot of bug fixes we’ve also made huge optimizations in regards to our crowd simulation, and have reduced the memory footprint.

Let’s have a closer look at the new features:

Level 14 – Phantom:


A wide and open ranged level with huge amount of enemies coming from basically every direction. Discover large craters and old relics of the former times.

Level 15 – Sanguine Mesa:


You’ll be landing at some very unstable ground here. You should better listen to Cpt. Tobin. Does it remind you of level 3? Yes, but this time…. it’s different!

Lander shield:


The lander now has an optional shield which can be activated in it’s ring menu. The shield protects the lander from minor attacks, and gives you additional time to deal with the attacking enemies while keeping the health of the lander at 100%. Certainly some of you are desperately waiting for this feature :)

No destroyed buildings task:


In regards to the difficulty, we have removed the “no destroyed buildings” from the victory task while keeping the “no crew lost” task. So you do not have to worry anymore if you’ve lost a building or not. But you still have to keep an eye out for your crew ;) Quick tip: You can evacuate a crew out of a building by double right click on the building.

Crew fire range:


Crew has now an increased fire range from 6 to 8. This way the crews reaction to enemy attacks is improved.

Crew mutation:


Crew members turns now into a zombie after their death. This idea came from one of our testers and we liked it so much we had to implement it. It also makes your crew even more valuable.



Bomber explodes after death and stuns crew members around.

Bug fixes and optimizations:


In addition to all the bug fixes and visual improvements, we’ve also made great optimizations in regards to our crowd simulation which can now handle even more enemies!! Muahaha!
We had quite some fun stress testing our game:



The overall feedback concerns the difficulty in the game – we hear you! This update already reduces the difficulty and frustration level while maintaining the challenge. We have also adjusted the wave countdown timers in every level. That means that the enemy indicators of a wave are showing up much earlier than before. This helps a lot in regards of preparations.

We are still evaluating additional features and suggestions from the community and happy for further feedback. Post them in the official Steam community forum here:
Thank you for your support!
Over and out!

Update log:



  • Added Lander shield which can be activated from it’s ring menu
  • Camera tutorial can now be skipped with space key
  • Added Early Access end screen
  • Crew mutates into a zombie when dying
  • Removed no destroyed buildings from the 100% victory task
  • Bomber explodes on death and stuns crew members around


  • Increased fire range of crew member
  • Increased health of boss enemies
  • No worries perk adds 2000 instead of 1000 more build material


  • Huge Performance optimisation in regards to the crowd simulation
  • Additional smaller performance optimisations
  • Reduced memory footprint
  • Improved explosion effects
  • Improved camera shake
  • Improved Bomber jetpack animation
  • Hub build grids do now have a circular shape
  • Hubs do not react when crew distribution tool is active
  • Wave countdown indicator times has been adjusted for every level
  • Additional level wave optimizations


  • Fixed bug: Fixed floating enemies in Level 3 (finally!)
  • Fixed bug: Moving energy hub to a different position enabled more than 4 buildings within range
  • Fixed bug: Crew played confirmation sound when automatically following an enemy
  • Fixed bug: Empty dialog screen pops up when monolith gets destroyed
  • Fixed bug: Tesla lvl3 did not explode when destroyed
  • Fixed bug: Drones tower had a bug when destroyed and not manned
  • Fixed bug: Fixed weird explosion fx on machinegun tower
  • Fixed bug: Fixed Crasher attack animation
  • Fixed bug: Fixed Mutated attack animation
  • Fixed bug: Updated Bloom effect, should fix graphical issues.
  • Fixed bug: Building won’t destroy when not connected to a hub
Today MarZ Rising enters Early Access!

Today MarZ Rising enters Early Access!


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nice game.. good job..

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Anyone buying it on Early Access? I love the looks of this game and I really want it (The video is absolutely fantastic!) but I've been burnt too many times on EA and Kickstarter. Especially by small teams that delay development or completely give up because of various life obstacles. And this is just a two-man team.

Should I take another chance?

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is the game just tower defense, or will there be a story about who these zombies are supposed to be?

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doorfortyfourMarc Creator

The game is a mixture between RTS and TD (resource management, crew management, micromanagement) There is a story driven single player campaign where you get to know more about the zombies :)

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Looks awesome! It looks like the older RTS and I mean it in a good way! Keep it up!

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doorfortyfourMarc Creator

Thank you! Indeed! MarZ Rising was greatly inspired by the older RTS games like the Command&Conquer; series.

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I love tower defense and rts games so i am tracking this for sure this looks great!!

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INtense! Staff

Looking amazing - watching

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doorfortyfourMarc Creator

That's great! Thank you very much!

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