Widely misremembered as the first animal in space, instead Laika was one of many unfortunate creatures to help both the US and USSR test the rigors of rocketry and the effects of space on biological functions. It's an interesting part of scientific history to say the least and one that could perhaps have inspired something a little bit more exciting than what's on offer here.
Surviving Mars released last year and was well received here at The Digital Fix, with our review awarding a very healthy 8/10 to the space colony builder for embracing it's science fiction inspirations, offering a steady learning curve and for being fun overall, but perhaps a little dry in places. A few months later and Paradox Interactive are giving players the chance to turn Mar's dusty surface into a lush land, fit for human habitation with the release of Surviving Mars: Green Planet.
We kick off our Winter-een-mas awards season!
It's looking dead good
Play the part of three heroes on your quest through the wilderness of the north...