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April 1st, 2011 by Felix in Funny Stuff, Great Stuff

We decided to provide some merchandising in our very own shop!


(Money must be funny in a rich man’s world!)

You soon will be able to buy cool items to show off your close friendship to M.A.R.S.!
With this post we want to introduce some of them to you, please feel free to give any feedback in the comments.

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New Planets!

March 5th, 2011 by Simon in Funny Stuff, Interesting Stuff

I just created some new planets for M.A.R.S. using Blender and Gimp. Most of them will replace older ones, which don’t fit to the style anymore. It’s not in SVN yet, but they will be in 0.7!

(click the image for a larger view!)

Hope you like them :D


New Ships!

February 26th, 2011 by Simon in Funny Stuff

Just created four new ships! Hope you like them :D

(click the image for a larger view!)

Has anybody of you a good idea for a ship naming scheme? The current ship names are… well… not good ;)
As Atto proposed in the forum, there has to be some kind of concept…


How-To: Create a space ship for M.A.R.S.!

January 31st, 2011 by Simon in Funny Stuff, How To

It is quite easy to create your own ships for M.A.R.S.! The only thing you’ll need is GIMP!


First off all, open up GIMP and create a new image…
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Artificial Intelligence!

January 11th, 2011 by Simon in Funny Stuff

The artificial intelligence of the bots in M.A.R.S. works quite well. Especially for beginners they are really hard to beat, and most of the time their behavior seems to be pretty reasonable.
Due to some input from Hugo alias AgentG and due to the need for inter-bot-communication (only one bot of a team should try to get a spawned PowerUp, a bot may heal another one, which is in trouble, … ) we’ll change a lot.
In order to get a picture of the current state of the AI and to be able to explain it, we created the following “overview” (Attention, it’s large ;) ):

(click the image for a larger view!)

We posted it here, because it may be of interest for someone! Even if large parts of it will change in future, the basics will stay. And it looks impressive :D



December 7th, 2010 by Simon in Funny Stuff

Venn has posted a nice screencast of M.A.R.S. on!
Thank you!


M.A.R.S. on twitter!

November 29th, 2010 by Felix in Funny Stuff

You may have noticed the new button in the menu bar.
We decided to create a twitter account to be able to provide recent news quickly.
It is planned to use twitter in order to give short information about our current activities concerning M.A.R.S.

Please feel free to follow our tweets!


M.A.R.S. reviews

October 13th, 2010 by Felix in Funny Stuff

As we noticed the other day, M.A.R.S. has been spotted by a few bloggers, who published reviews on our game.
We are very happy about that and want to say thank you to these hardworking guys!
Here are the blog entries we have found so far:,10.html

Furthermore someone added a download link for the linux version of M.A.R.S. to softpedia:

Besides we discovered an entry at famouswhy:

Nice work ;)
Thank you guys!


Switched to WordPress!

October 3rd, 2010 by Simon in Funny Stuff

Now you have got the possibility to post comments on stuff we publish here! Since this is the very first theme I designed for WordPress, any feedback concerning bugs and any other, strange behaviour is highly appreciated! Feel free to post a new, awesome comment… ;-)


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