The doorfortyfour team is excited to announce the Steam Early Access launch of their debut game MarZ Rising on September 26, 2017 at 9:00am PDT.

MarZ Rising is a tactical base defense game which lets players discover a completely new gameplay experience of the tower defense genre. The game combines base building, resource management, micromanagement and base defense within a thrilling single player campaign. The story takes place in 2065 when 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.

The player guides his crew through a breathtaking campaign to 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 the players creativity and each level demands new tactical approaches. It is up to the player to make quick and clear decisions, to limit the spread of these creatures. This is the only way for him and his crew to get through the mission safely.

MarZ Rising History

MarZ Rising is the debut game of doorfortyfour and is under development since December 2014. The vision was to develop a classic old school PC game with a single player campaign, players can fall into and forget about the world around. The artistic goal was to create an atmospheric world, which captures the players imagination. As world the planet Mars was chosen due to its wide and untouched landscapes and the team decided working with semi-real, none-toony 3D graphics to cause a deepened and unrestricted game experience. In combination with a compelling story and stirring music this setting perfectly fitted to the idea of a Real Time Tower Defense.

Developing MarZ Rising was a long process while adding features, testing and often eliminate parts of them again. Since doorfortyfour didn’t want to make just another TD game, it meant to study known mechanics first to reinvent them afterwards. It was noticed quickly that this game will be characterized by twisting tried and tested game mechanics to new ones. The team wanted to create a never seen before, but intuitive gameplay experience, which should also fascinate advanced players. The developers are confident that they managed to add a new layer of depth to the Tower Defense genre, players will hopefully love to discover.

MarZ Rising Features

  • New and challenging mix of gameplay mechanics (TD/RTS)
  • Thrilling single player campaign with 13 unique levels (20 planned)
  • Impressive graphics and overwhelming Mars landscapes
  • Exciting story with 2 alternative ends
  • Genre: Base Defense, Sci Fi
  • Platform: PC

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