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STOCKHOLM – September 7, 2021 – Get ready to dig below the Red Planet’s surface and experience a hole new world, because Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond is now available. Developed by Abstraction and published by Paradox Interactive, Below & Beyond is the latest expansion for the hit survival colony management game, Surviving Mars. Players can purchase Surviving Mars: Below & Beyond for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD / €19.99 EUR / £15.49 GBP on Steam, GOG, Epic, PlayStation™ 4 and Xbox One.
With the Below & Beyond expansion, Surviving Mars players can expand their colony’s horizons into underground caves and lava tubes, and beyond the surface to fleeting asteroids. The redefined Recon & Expansion tech tree gives players the tools to build, discover and evolve their colony. Construct underground buildings and bases to provide the colony with additional levels of protection against natural disasters. Leverage technological discoveries to mine passing asteroids for exotic resources – just make sure to get back before it leaves orbit!
“We have one of the most supportive and creative communities in gaming. We know that, with these expanded features, our players will blow our minds with their ingenuity,” says Magnus Lysell, Product Manager for Surviving Mars at Paradox Interactive. “We give our players the tools they need to overcome challenges and create their story. With Below & Beyond, we’ve given players a lot to work with and I’m sure they will come up with some incredible colonies.”
- Back to the Bases – Expand your colony into caves and lava tubes under the surface. Players can use existing structures, or underground-specific buildings to build a base for exploration. Expand with caution, potential cave-ins can destroy everything.
- Mine Your Own Business – Players can now go below the surface and beyond the red planet for resource mining. Construct special rocket-propelled buildings to mine resources, including exotic minerals and Data Samples, on passing asteroids. Don’t stick around too long or else the Asteroid will drift away with your stuff!
- Branching Paths – The Recon and Expansion research tree unlock additional buildings, vehicles, upgrades, and locales. They will also unlock asteroid mining and tunnel colonization.
“We’re beyond excited to welcome players back to the world of Surviving Mars with Below & Beyond,” says Dominique Morel, COO at Abstraction. “It’s been amazing exploring and expanding Surviving Mars’s horizons so that players can push them even further.”
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of strategy games for PC and console. The company has developed and published a world-renowned catalog stretching back to 1999, with players hailing from all around the world.
The publisher’s steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Hearts of Iron, and Stellaris series created by Paradox Development Studio, the Age of Wonders series created by Triumph Studios, as well as award-winning titles such as Cities: Skylines, Pillars of Eternity, and more from a network of partner studios. Paradox is the owner of the World of Darkness IPs and is publishing Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Today, over four million people play a Paradox game each month, and the number of registered Paradox users is over twelve million.
Paradox’s head offices are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Our development studios are located in Stockholm, Malmö and Umeå, Sweden, in Delft, The Netherlands, in Seattle, Washington, and in Berkeley, California. We share a passion for gaming and gamers, and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay and endless variety to our ever-growing community.
Abstraction is a game development studio best known for faithfully adapting titles across multiple platforms. It is also renowned for taking on technically challenging projects and providing support teams for AAA publishers. The studio has delivered 170+ SKUs across 60 games over the last 13 years. Engaged with more creative co-development and DLC projects for a number of years, the company is now working on an unannounced internal game based on an original IP.
The studio is proud to count as its partners, companies such as Bioware/EA, 343/Microsoft, Paradox Interactive, Snail Games, Aspyr Media and Devolver Digital to name but a few. Abstraction’s HQ is based close to Eindhoven, The Netherlands and has a multi-skilled and multi-national team of 50+ and is in the middle of executing a plan that will see the team grow by at least 50% over the next year.
The company is privately owned and its executive team has a combined experience of over 70 years in the games industry.
For more information, please visit www.abstraction.games