Developer diaries

Developer diaries are articles, usually accompanied by screenshots and videos, showing the momentary state of development, describing features and explaining game design choices.

They are published more or less regularly by the developers Haemimont Games in the game´s main forum on Paradox Plaza.

Space RaceEdit

All developer diaries about Space Race.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Dev Diary - Space Race by Boyan Ivanov from Haemimont Games New features coming in Space Race - the first expansion for Surviving Mars. Free Gagarin patch.
New and Improved Sponsors, Sponsor Goals, Rival Colonies, Planetary Anomalies, Supply Pods & Rockets, Events.
2018-11-14

Base gameEdit

All developer diaries about Surviving Mars.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Dev Diary #1 - Vision by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games The game is undoubtedly a city builder, but not your average city builder. Surviving Mars was inspired by the old, idealistic sci-fi stories. We wanted to keep the science in the game plausible without diving into minutiae. 2017-11-01
2 Dev Diary #2 - Resources by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Basic Resources (Metals, Concrete, Rare Metals, Food), Advanced Resources (Polymers, Electronics, Machine Parts, Fuel), Grid resources (Power, Oxygen, Water), Funding. 2017-11-15
3 Dev Diary #3 - Dome, Sweet Dome! by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Domes, spires, colonist traits, colonist stats (Health, Sanity, Comfort and Morale). 2017-12-14
4 Dev Diary #4 - Surviving Cold Waves By Stirling (Sebastian Forsström - Product Marketing Manager for Surviving Mars) The effects of a cold wave and what to do about it. 2018-01-29
5 Dev Diary #5 - It's a Mystery! by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Mysteries are long epic scripted sequences of events that tell an interactive and often fantastic story. 2018-02-02
6 Dev Diary #6 - The Seven Wonders of Mars by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games There are seven wonders, including the Artificial Sun, Mohole mine, and Space Elevator. 2018-02-14
7 Dev Diary #7 - For Science! By Boyan Ivanov from Haemimont Games Five tech fields (Biotech, Engineering, Robotics, Physics and Social), Breakthroughs, research points, anomalies, collaboration losses. 2018-03-14
8 Dev Diary #8 - Modding! By Ivan-Assen Ivanov from Haemimont Games Modding! Mods and modding tools. 2018-03-23
9 Dev Diary #9 - Opportunity by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Content from "Opportunity" patch. Passages, Game Rules, Storages, Workshops. 2018-04-13
10 Dev Diary #10 - Curiosity by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Content from "Curiosity" patch. New domes (micro, barrel, trigon, mega-trigon, diamond), Command Center, Info Bar, Tutorial. 2018-05-25
11 Dev Diary #11 - Da Vinci by Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Content from "Da Vinci" patch. Creative Mode, Eight New Game Rules, Storage Management, Power Connectivity, Follow Camera. Patch highlights. 2018-08-01
12 Dev Diary #12 - Challenge Accepted! By Boian Spasov from Haemimont Games Content from "Sagan" patch. Challenges, Maps, Self-sufficient Rovers. Patch highlights. 2018-09-24

Video diariesEdit

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Video Dev Diary #1 Video Dev Diary! 2017-10-31
2 Video Dev Diary #2 Video Dev Diary 2 - Step onto the Surface of Mars 2018-03-01


Game concepts
Governance Main menu achievements.png Commander ProfileMain menu easy start.png SponsorsDome basic.png DomesBuilding drone hub.png BuildingsColonists.png ColonistsResearch.png ResearchMetals.png ResourcesOrbital probe.png Exploration
Utilities Drone.png DronesRc rover.png RC vehiclesRocket.png Rockets
Events Main menu quit.png DisastersUnknown.png MysteriesBuilding statue.png MilestonesMicro fusion.png Wonders
Meta Main menu mod editor.png ModdingMain menu mod manager.png ModsMain menu options.png PatchesMain menu paradox account.png Developer diariesUnknown.png AchievementsMain menu load game.png CommunitiesSensor tower.png IRC