developer: It's Anecdotal
publisher: It's Anecdotal
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
39 Days to Mars is an adventure game with clearly outlined logic elements, filled to the brim with specific British humor. The production was developed by an independent studio It's Anecdotal.
39 Days to Mars takes us on a journey to the alternative steampunk version of the 19th century, the year 1876 to be precise. The main characters of the game are Sir Albert Wickes and Clarence Baxter, inventors, who on board HMS Fearful, a steam spacecraft, make a virgin journey to Mars. However, things don't go their way, which means that they have to face various problems during the interplanetary expedition.
In 39 Days to Mars the action is shown from the side. In the course of the game we take control of the heroes, who have to cope with subsequent challenges. The ship's components break down in the least expected moments, the ships' cat tears the map into pieces and the coal ends too quickly; as if that wasn't enough, our characters must find time to brew tasty tea in all this chais. Running on board the HMS Fearful we solve various puzzles (consisting both in manipulating the devices installed on the ship and in more prosaic activities like the aforementioned tea brewing), helping the protagonists to reach their destination.
39 Days to Mars is designed for cooperation on split screen. The production also enables us to play solo in Albert's shoes.
39 Days to Mars features simple, hand-drawn graphics. The gameplay is accompanied by catchy music played on the piano.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, 650 MB HDD, Windows XP