Surviving Mars goes full Sagan in new update

by: Nicholas -
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Surviving Mars, the extraterrestrial city-building sim from Haemimont Games, has a new update (titled the Sagan Update) featuring "hardcore gameplay options", as well as a price drop to $29.99 across platforms. 

The hardcore features of the Sagan update include:

Twenty-four new challenges whose success parameters include sponsor, commander profile, active game rules, and map coordinates. 

Ratings levels associated and awarded upon completion of each challenge, at least ranging from "Good" to "Excellent".

Time limits also accompany the challenges. 

Although I assumed that the update is meant to echo super-scientist Carl Sagan, the press release dropping all this info wasn't entirely clear on it, but one can dream.