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FROM A CURSED ISLAND TO THE RED PLANET

Robinson Crusoe designer Ignacy Trzewiczek is taking his beloved tale of exploration and endurance out of this world and onto a new one with First Martians. He explains why the game’s companion app is crucial to its experience and considers why Mars is all the rage
■ First Martians is a spiritual successor to Trzewiczek’s Robinson Crusoe and is driven by a similar game engine.

“It all began with fans,” Ignacy Trzewiczek recounts when asked about the origins of First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet.

Hotly anticipated for years, the grand game of survival on Mars is a spiritual successor to the designer’s celebrated 2012 adventure title Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island, which saw players work together to build shelters, hunt food and resist dangerous weather after becoming castaways.

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