|Available only with the Space Race DLC enabled.|
Rival Colonies are Mars colonies founded by Sponsors which weren't selected as the player colony and compete for Milestones and Planetary Anomalies. Up to three Rival Colonies can be added. As Rival Colonies expand and develop their infrastructure their progress can be followed in the Planet View. The Colony has a Standing with each Rival Colony, ranging from -100 to 100.
There are two Story Bits that can take place once per game that have the potential to destroy or create a Rival Colony.
Each diplomatic action can only be used once every 5 Sols for each Rival Colony.
|Offer Resources||+20 if not Politician
+40 if Politician
|Insult||-40 with the insulted Rival Colony
+10 with all other Rival Colonies
Covert Ops require a Rocket loaded with 15 Fuel and enough Officers, will lower Standing and have a chance to fail. Successful Covert Ops they will bring benefits to the Colony at the expense of the Rival Colony but failed Covert Ops will have the Officers arrested and lost. Each Covert Op can only be done once every 10 Sols for each Rival Colony.
The Sponsor of a Rival Colony determines its behavior and initial Standing with the Colony.