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The Mars Simulation Project is a free software Java project to create a simulation
of future human settlement of Mars.
It is a social
simulation, modeling the human behavior of scientists, engineers,
doctors, technicians, etc. as they go about their day-to-day lives in
the virtual Martian environment. There are many different settlements
spread out across the planet, ranging from simple 4-person initial
landing habitats to more mature bases hosting dozens of people and
advanced buildings. The settlers spend much of their time maintaining
their settlements, growing crops in their greenhouses, and
manufacturing needed parts and equipment from collected local
resources. They also go out on rover missions to explore and study
the surrounding area, prospect and mine mineral concentrations, and
trade with their neighboring settlements. Mars is a harsh and
dangerous world, and the settlers have to contend with accidents,
equipment malfunctions, illnesses, injuries, and even death. Survival
depends on the settlers working together, building relationships,
improving skills and balancing the needs of their settlements.
This is an openly-developed project and we welcome anyone who would like
to contribute code, artwork, sounds, or simply ideas and feedback.
The current version of the project is 3.06, updated 05/12/14.
Java Webstart Release
The Mars Simulation Project uses libraries from the following Open Source projects:
Please send questions or comments to email@example.com
Mars Simulation Project copyright © Scott Davis, 2014
Map data courtesy of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory