Tharsis - Steam Game

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A mysterious signal leads to the key of humanity's survival. Defy the odds in this turn-based sci-fi strategy game in Tharsis.
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About Tharsis

About this game

A mysterious signal originating from the Tharsis region of Mars set us on a frantic mission. Who sent it? And why? Impossible questions, but in them lie the key to humanity’s survival.

Now, millions of miles away from home, a micrometeoroid storm has left us with a severely damaged ship, two deceased crew, and the sneaking suspicion this trip was doomed from the start.

Tharsis is a turn-based space strategy game. With dice. And cannibalism. It puts you in control of humanity’s first mission to Mars, just as it’s struck by a micrometeoroid storm. You must guide your crew through disasters, food shortages, and the unforgiving nature of space — all while maintaining your sanity amidst cryptic signals and warnings from Mars.

Defy the odds, make the difficult decisions, and embark on the most important mission in human history.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
January 11, 2016
Developer:
Choice Provisions
Publisher:
Choice Provisions
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genres:
Board Game
Strategy

Survival

Casual
Themes:
Space
Sci-fi

Mars

Management
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
Perma Death

Turn-Based
Features:
Steam Achievements
Steam Trading Cards

Steam Cloud

Steam Leaderboards

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 5xxx
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card (Intel HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 400 or Radeon HD 5000)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5xxx
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6xx or Radeon HD 7xxx
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 5xxx
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 400 or Radeon HD 5000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: OSX 10.10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5xxx
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6xx or Radeon HD 7xxx
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Tharsis Statistics

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Achievement Hunter?
0% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
6.06%
Easy
3.03%
Just Right
15.15%
Tough
54.55%
Unforgiving
21.21%
Don't Ragequit! 54.55%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
13.89%
Played It
47.22%
Halfway
5.56%
Beat It
30.56%
Conquered It
2.78%
Completionist! 2.78%  of players have Conquered It

Tharsis User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 5 ratings
57% of users would recommend this.
3.4

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Recommended for sci-fi and dice rolling game lovers

Atisz
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I never would have thought that a survival/management game based on dice-rolling would entertain me as much as Tharsis did. Even though primarily our luck with the dice will decide whether we fail or prevail, there are still some things we have to obey and do right. Like in a card game: even if we are very lucky, we are still going to fail, if we don't know the rules and the little tricks. Usually I'm not sympathetic towards board games on steam (they belong to the table or tablets, not desktop computers), but the idea makes it an enjoyable game even on a PC. As a 6-member crew flies towards Mars on the spaceship Iktomi to investigate the source of a mysterious signal coming from the Tharsis plateau, halfway they are hit by a meteor storm resulting in the death of 2 personnel and the loss of a ship module, along with the food reserves (this is actually shown in the tutorial). With the situation turning critical very quickly, the 4 remaining specialists must make tough decisions to minimalize damage in order to survive their one way trip to the Red Planet. The gameplay itself is about surviving the remaining 10 weeks (1 week = 1 turn) ahead to reach Mars. Each week more and more troubling (and often tragic) events will occur, either because of a malfunctioning ship module or another meteor storm. In order to eliminate a problem and make the necessary repairs we have to reach the number displayed on the given module by adding up the dice we rolled. So if it says 18, assuming we roll 6's only, with 3 dice we can do a full repair IF we are super lucky. Once the compartment is fixed and we still have some dice left there are several things we can do: - either use the special ability of our selected crew member - use the special benefit of the module we are in - or store the dice for later and use them as a research project for various benefits. The important thing is not to have unused dice ever (not that it will happen very often), if the storage is full, we should use a research and fiill up the storage again. So how do we get dice, which are the most vital things in the game? The maximum number of dice each astronaut can hold is 5. After each turn our astronauts lose 1-1 dice, so basically these represent the hunger level of our astronauts, or rather how well-fed they are. Since the pantry was destroyed, we have no food supplies and the game offers us the option to consume the remains of our dead teammate. Besides the fact how wrong that would be, our...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 9% of GameFAQs users said Tharsis is Simple or Easy. 15% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 76% of GameFAQs users said Tharsis is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Tharsis is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Tharsis is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 5xxx
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card (Intel HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 400 or Radeon HD 5000)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 x64
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5xxx
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6xx or Radeon HD 7xxx
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: OSX 10.10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 5xxx
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 5000, NVIDIA GeForce 400 or Radeon HD 5000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: OSX 10.10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5xxx
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6xx or Radeon HD 7xxx
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 13 hours. 69% of users played Tharsis for over 12 hours.
Tharsis was released on January 11, 2016
Yes, Tharsis supports MacOS.
Tharsis is published by Choice Provisions
Tharsis was developed by Choice Provisions
Fanatical users tagged Tharsis as Board Game, Strategy, Survival, and Casual
Fanatical users tagged Tharsis as Space, Sci-fi, Mars, and Management
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Tharsis as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Tharsis as Board Game
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Tharsis as Strategy
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Tharsis as Survival

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