Developer diaries

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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.

Green Planet[edit]

All developer diaries about Green Planet.

No. Title and Link Description Date
1 Green Planet Dev Diary #1: Terraforming Introduction to Green Planet terraforming by Ivan Grozev. Four major terraforming parameters: Atmosphere, Temperature, Water, and Vegetation. New research technology field, Terraforming. 2019-04-12
2 Green Planet Dev Diary #2: New Buildings and Tech Green Planet adds 7 new buildings dedicated to the terraforming efforts. The Forestation Plant, GHG Factory, Carbonate Processor, Core Heat Convector, Magnetic Field Generator, Lake beds, and the Open Farm. The Capital City is a large domeless "dome". 2019-04-18
3 Green Planet Dev Diary #3: Vegetation Plant life, seeds, soil quality, rain, toxic rain, open farms. 2019-04-25
4 Green Planet Dev Diary #4: Disasters and Special Projects Disasters: Toxic rains and marsquakes.
Special Terraforming Projects: Capture Ice Asteroids, Cloud Seeding, Import Greenhouse Gases, Launch Space Mirror, Launch Magnetic Shield, Melting the Polar Caps, Seed Vegetation.
5 Green Planet Dev Diary #5: Armstrong - Free Update Armstrong patch. Free stuff, including 3 free Special Projects. Build Menu: Landscaping. Large Dumping Site and Rocket Construction Site. Twenty new events. 2019-05-10
6 Green Planet Dev Diary #6: Opening Domes Game design decisions on the timescale for the simulation of terraforming. Opening domes. Capital City. 2019-05-16

Space Race[edit]

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.

Base game[edit]

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 diaries[edit]

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

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