|Release date||June 29th, 2012|
|Developer||Simon Schneegans and Felix Lauer|
|Media license||CC-BY 3.0, CC-BY-SA 3.0 (music), |
PD (some sounds)
|M.A.R.S. is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.|
M.A.R.S., a ridiculous shooter. In a far-future colonised galaxy, a GREAT WAR is raging between nameless adversaries. In one of several game modes, two opposing teams are fighting in a gravitational 2D space with a few planets, including their homes. Translations, numerous weapons and AI bots are implemented. Two players can join in the game on the same computer, network play was planned for a later version. The game's visuals provide ample effects and jarring colours, including pink.
Initially, the game contained some non-free media. Hans de Goede provided a fully free version by replacing sounds and fonts, while the Hungarian symphonic metal band Obsidian Shell gave their permission to distribute the music tracks they contributed under CC-BY-SA 3.0, instead of the original CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0.