39 Days to Mars is a co-operative steampunk puzzle-adventure game.
Step into the shoes of Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter, two 19th century explorers who have chosen to pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage to Mars.
When the steam engine runs out of coal, the ship's cat shreds the navigation chart, and the tea gets cold, it becomes clear that interstellar transportation isn't a walk in the park. It will take the talents of two players working together on the problems that arise to get to Mars in one piece.
39 Days to Mars is a two player co-operative game.
The HMS Fearful is a masterpiece of unreliable engineering, therefore Albert and Baxter will need all the help they can get. Nothing can be done without the effort of both players, who have important roles to play in the adventure.
If you don't want to play with your friends, the ship's computer-controlled cat will keep you company.
The mix of action and thoughtful puzzles make it perfect for playing in short sessions. The entire adventure fits comfortably into an evening.
Be drawn into the world of Albert and Baxter by the unique illustrated artwork. 39 Days to Mars has a rich sound-scape and a beautiful piano score that is punctuated only by the occasional disaster.
The HMS Fearful embarks for Mars soon!
Since the launch of 39 Days to Mars in April, I've been busy working on new content in the form of new puzzles, challenges, and dialogue for the game. I'm very happy to announce that it's out today in the form of a free update!
The Additional Victorian Adventure update contains a variety of new puzzles devised to stretch your brain and your co-ordination in new, fun, and unusual ways. The content slips seamlessly into the existing story, making the ill-fated 19th century adventure a little longer and a little more puzzling.
So grab your walking sticks and join or revisit Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter in this co-operative steampunk puzzle-adventure. Work together on the problems that arise to keep the two hapless engineers alive; prevent the ship from falling apart around them; and successfully pilot the HMS Fearful on its maiden voyage to Mars.
39 Days to Mars and the additional content is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and you can grab it on the following platforms:
I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed working on it!
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